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MSc Sustainable Business

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full-time
Starts: September
Suitable for: any discipline
Admission requirements: 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
English requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element
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The most successful businesses are those that give equal consideration to environmental, social and economic priorities. How businesses behave is as key to their survival as the quality of the product or servce they offer. 

Sustainability in business means overcoming the challenges of balancing economic profit with social benefit and low environmental impact.

This course, led by one of the leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) research and teaching centres in Europe - the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) - will help you develop managerial skills to tackle the complexity and challenges of embedding sustainability within business.

For students from all disciplines, it will boost your business management career prospects as it combines contemporary issues with entrepreneurship education.

By neatly combining the theoretical with the practical and, backed up by our world-class research, your understanding of contemporary sustainable and responsible business strategies and practices will give you the confidence to apply for roles with some of the world's leading companies that our alumni currently work for.

You may already be employed and are looking for a postgraduate qualification in sustainability to help grow your current career. Alternatively, the course is ideal preparation should you choose to study a PhD.

Thanks to our global reach, you will have an international experience studying alongside students from Mongolia, China, Malaysia, Europe and South America. You wil benefit from their wide range of experience and knowledge.

With the option to customise your learning, the opportunity to attend many extracurricular activities, including public lectures, research seminars, site visits and social events, and financial assistance from a range of scholarships, this course will fulfil your appetite for further learning. 

Presessional english for academic purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 10 and 5 week Business and Management English language and study skills courses, designed to prepare you for masters courses in the Business School.

More information can be found on the Apply page


Customise your MSc in Sustainable Business

If you want to specialise, the following pathways include pairs of modules which create depth and understanding in an important sustainability area. If you decide to choose one of these pathways, along with a dissertation in the same area, you have the option for the pathway to appear on your final transcript and degree certificate.

Corporate Social Responsibility Pathway

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Pathway

Management Pathway

Supply Chain and Operations Management Pathway

Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
  • Choose two modules from the Semester 2 optional module list above
Semester 2
  • Innovation Management
  • In addition, choose a further module from the Semester 2 optional module list above
Semester 2
Semester 2

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