Master in International Sustainability Management

ESCP Europe Business School

Program Description
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Master in International Sustainability Management

ESCP Europe Business School

The Master in International Sustainability Management Programme has a strong international dimension: participants study at ESCP Europe in Berlin and Paris and benefit from ESCP Europe’s global faculty, an international classroom and a worldwide corporate network. Through full modules on company-specific issues such as sustainability culture, supply chains or CSR reporting, students will gain a broad knowledge on all fields of sustainability management. The Programme gives students the chance to build business links, as ESCP Europe has strong partnerships with leading international companies. Company consultancy projects, internships and career days help students to build their own corporate network. In addition, foreign language courses and an engaged career service support their personal and professional development during the two years.

After completing the MSc, a great selection of career options is waiting for the graduates: sustainability professionals work in "green" companies, such as in the energy, technological, food, clothing or cosmetics industries, or in certification agencies. They are motivated to rethink traditional structures and work in strategic or sustainability departments, in marketing departments, consultancies, green governance or for NGOs. They also very often found their own innovative start-ups or become social entrepreneurs.

ESCP Europe has its own research centre on issues of sustainability: "Business and Society – Towards a Sustainable World" (SustBusy). It is the result of international cooperation between 15 ESCP Europe members and offers high potential for synergies. Its office is located at the Department of Environment and Economics in Berlin and has been founded under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf.

Key Features

This Master is a two-year, full-time programme designed for students holding a Bachelor degree in any discipline, e.g. economics, social sciences, natural sciences or engineering, with a minimum of 180 ECTS

The curriculum comprises coursework at the Berlin and Paris ESCP Europe campuses, a company consultancy project and the completion of a Master thesis and an internship (three months). Courses are taught in English.

In short:

  • Degree: German Master in International Sustainability Management (MSc)
  • Duration: 24 months (six trimesters), including a master thesis (three months) and an internship (three months)
  • Credit points: 120 ECTS
  • Location: Berlin (terms 1 and 4-6); Paris (terms 2 and 3)
  • Content: Sustainable and responsible management
    • Understanding the international dimension of sustainability and the need for cross-national solutions
    • Socio-cultural as well as environmental limiting factors and requirements
    • Scientific approach to problem solving as well as a focus on applied problems; close cooperation with companies and institutions on national and international levels
  • Language: English
  • Participants: Bachelor students from the fields of business and economics, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences
  • Price: 21,800 €


Courses are taught by ESCP Europe faculty and external professionals.

The modules are designed to give students a solid knowledge base on sustainability management theory as well as a highly practical approach through the involvement of our extensive business networks.

The courses will teach students company-specific issues, such as the development of a sustainable culture or the implementation of a sustainability strategy. Furthermore, topics such as CSR reporting and the economic-based analysis of environmental policies are covered.

The coursework is structured as follows:

  • Lecture-based learning on Sustainability, CSR, Business Ethics, Environmental Management and Marketing, Ecosystems, Climate Change and Economic Theory.

  • In the field of Sustainability Management, project-based Practice and elective courses are part of the curriculum.

In addition to the coursework, the curriculum includes:

  • Preparing a Master thesis: preparatory courses for planning and conducting a research thesis

  • A Consultancy Project

  • An Internship

  • Career Service and coaching, involving the development of individual skills

  • Foreign Languages: compulsory courses on two foreign languages (different levels)


Term 1 - Berlin Campus

  • Environmental Management, CSR & Marketing
  • Ecosystems, Climate change and Economic Theory
  • Language and Career Service

Term 2 - Paris Campus

  • Global and comparative perspectives on sustainability
  • Electives 1
  • Language and Career Service

Term 3 - Paris Campus

  • Frameworks for a sustainability transition
  • Project management & consulting
  • Language and Career Service

Term 4 - Berlin Campus

  • Research methods, Complex Systems and Organizational Change
  • Electives 2
  • Company consultancy project and case study

Term 5 - Berlin Campus

  • Master thesis

Term 6

  • Internship
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 24, 2016
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2 years
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21,800 EUR
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Duration 2 years
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