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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Sustainability seems to be a global movement, with many countries trying to move towards this important ideal of preserving resources for as long as possible. This has proven to be somewhat of a social challenge, which affects everything from individual lifestyles to transportation.

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MA In Sustainable Tourism Destinations And Territorial Tourism Planning

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus April 2017 Spain Barcelona

Ostelea has decided to implement a Master's program in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning, which aims to train professionals and managers who lead the change towards a more sustainable planning and management of tourism activity, whether in public administration or the private sector. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Sustainability 2017. Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning Sustainable development has become a new paradigm of the century, both public and private, from the international to the local. In the tourism sector, this paradigm has crystallized into the idea of ​​sustainable tourism, which focuses on the environmental, social and economic aspects of this sector. Increasingly, government agencies, academic institutions, tourist destinations, companies and international organizations who care to integrate sustainability criteria into their policies. Ostelea has decided to implement a Master's program in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning, which aims to train professionals and managers who lead the change towards a more sustainable planning and management of tourism activity, whether in public administration or the private sector. Meet the latest study by Ostelea on "Ecotourism and Sustainable in Spain", which analyzes and watch one of the forms of tourism that has experienced greater growth in recent years. Reasons to study the Master: Eight field work in the tourist area of ​​Barcelona on experiences in sustainable planning. Ostelea is affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (OMT). Join WTO in initiatives such as Knowledge Network, guarantees the academic quality of the program. Research Group: part of the faculty of the Master is integrated into the Group of Multidisciplinary Research in Tourism (OSTELEA GRIT-EAE), which focuses its scientific production in the field of international tourism management. GOALS The Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destination Tourism Planning and Territorial allows you to: KNOW THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INDUSTRY Acquiring knowledge of planning and management of tourist destinations by introducing sustainability criteria. Understand the fundamentals of sustainable territorial development, sustainable tourism and its effect on image quality destination. DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLANS Design strategies and plans of revitalization and tourist differentiation based on sustainable tourism management, in both mature and emerging destinations. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK Knowing the regulatory framework of territorial planning at different scales and their impact on the management of tourist destinations. OPPORTUNITIES Identify business opportunities: analyze sustainability as a competitive advantage to design, promote and market new tourism products. TECHNOLOGIES Knowing and applying information technology and communications and tourism marketing design. Form in the application of methods and advanced development and efficient management of tourism products and destinations techniques. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS Knowing the environmental impacts of tourism planning to propose alternatives and emerging sustainable tourism management. CURRICULUM The Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destinations Tourism Planning and Territorial Ostelea is classified into 5 modules: Governance and planning of tourism products and destinations. sustainable tourism development. Assessment, management and conservation of natural heritage. natural heritage tourism management from the perspective of sustainability. Master's Thesis. Professional careers Professions Career Services is a support area for students and alumni Our goal is to guide and accompany the student to reach new professional goals and achieve a better match between your expectations and professional interests with the labor market. Career Services Talent Development Webinar Itinerary Entrepreneurs Directions Career Career Transition Itinerary Online job forum Graduate Programmes Company Meetings Employment Workshops Professional outings CIO, tourism promotion and marketing. Program Manager destinations. Technical planning and management of tourist destinations. Manager of specific tourism products. Technical development of tourism product. Technical management of natural and cultural heritage. Local development agent. Analyst, consultant or advisor in the tourism sector. Admissions and Qualifications ADMISSIONS The admission process guarantee the suitability of the candidates, so all participants can make the most of this learning experience. To start the admission process is necessary to fill the request for information. From that moment Ostelea will contact the candidate to close an interview which must provide the following documentation: Titulación Universitaria The Curriculum Vitae Motivation letter Two letters of recommendation After completing the interview, the Admissions Committee will examine case by case and communicate the resolution to the candidate to report the status of their admission. QUALIFICATIONS Students who successfully complete the program will take TRIPLE CERTIFICATION: Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning for Ostelea. Master in Tourism Management Resources and Sustainable Destinations, majoring in Natural Heritage, from the University of Lleida. Masters in Sustainable Tourism Destinations and Territorial Tourism Planning for EAE. [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainability

Sustainability Management School
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Switzerland Gland

The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) <strong>Master of Business Administration in Sustainability Management</strong> is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. [+]

The aim of the of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with an emphasis in Sustainability Management is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences. Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. This Master Program is designed to improve managerial or entrepreneurial skills through tackling sustainability challenges while leading hotel facilities. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: - Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. - TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. - Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. - Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs - Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. - 1-year program costs: 33,400 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. [-]

Master Design (MDes) Social Innovation

Ravensbourne
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Sustainability 2017. The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. Its focus is on the organisational models, methods and approaches needed to shape positive social change, sustainable growth and new business models. In the face of the promise of untold growth we are now confronted by a harsh reality: that in the second decade of the 21st century the traditional model of ‘business as usual’ is no longer viable. In applying a range of approaches to designing and prototyping social ventures and models of organisation, the MDes in Social Innovation will equip you with a practice-based approach to embedding innovation in the area of sustainability, community resilience, corporate social responsibility, venture philanthropy and organisational agility. Working with a cross- disciplinary team of professionals, the course will allow you to learn about radical ideas, evolve these ideas and test them in a ‘lived’ organisational environment. The MDes Social Innovation will demonstrate that many of the most successful designs, innovations and innovators have learned to operate across the boundaries between disciplines, sectors, organisations and traditional services. At its heart lie three design principles: an holistic approach - the need to approach innovation from a ‘holistic’ point of view, drawing on its potential impact in terms of people, technology, the environment, psychological and emotional meaning and long-term sustainability a core intent - the potential to develop a ‘core intent’ and value proposition to organisational models to stimulate commercial and brand value through interaction, social value, collaboration and ideas generation participatory and inclusive - the importance of developing social and environmental solutions ‘with’ and ‘by’ key stakeholders, customers/markets etc. and not simply ‘to’ and ‘for’ people. The course will develop your ideas and skills in people-centred and organisational leadership as a way of transforming the way that public, private and not-for-profit services are shaped using design thinking methodologies. [-]

Sustainable Master of Business

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus September 2017 USA Fairfield

When you join our MBA program, you will be preparing yourself to compete effectively in the job markets and to participate in high-level operational and strategic management teams. [+]

When you join our MBA program, you will be preparing yourself to compete effectively in the job markets and to participate in high-level operational and strategic management teams. While learning these skills, you will also experience significant growth in personal creativity, intelligence, and health through Consciousness-Based℠ education. Our MBA program embraces lean management and sustainable business practices, including Triple Bottom Line and the Balanced Scorecard. Our MBA students learn the foundational subjects in business (marketing, accounting, finance, operations, human resources, and business law). Additionally, students can choose among three areas for more in-depth specialization: Sustainable Business, Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning with SAP finance focus. [-]

1 Year MBA in Strategic Sustainability

Humboldt State University - A California State University campus
Campus 1 year August 2017 USA Arcata

The University’s completely revamped MBA program hinges on how top 21st century businesses are reshaping strategic sustainability and the new careers that will result. Students in HSU’s revised MBA program will analyze the strategic sustainability issues of leading multinational companies, nonprofits and other organizations and how they are innovating and creating new markets. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Sustainability 2017. MBA Overhauled—Focus On Strategic Sustainability In studying leading businesses, MBA program offers cutting-edge education The University’s completely revamped MBA program hinges on how top 21st century businesses are reshaping strategic sustainability and the new careers that will result. Students in HSU’s revised MBA program will analyze the strategic sustainability issues of leading multinational companies, nonprofits and other organizations and how they are innovating and creating new markets. They will also address financial, marketing, accounting and strategic management issues, taking into account the companies’ best practices. HSU’s growing School of Business, buttressed by a $2.5 million investment by donors and the university, has overhauled the one-year MBA to close the gap between what traditional business schools teach and what companies are looking for in their future employees. Entrepreneurship and creativity are at the heart of the redesigned program, which will carry a $1,000 to $3,000 scholarship. Every MBA candidate will also receive an internship/field experience valued at about $2,000. Fully interdisciplinary, the restructured MBA meshes with an array of Humboldt State undergraduate programs, including the natural, environmental and social sciences. This integrated approach accentuates the degree’s versatility. Job applicants with undergraduate degrees in these disciplines will be able to expand their career prospects by adding the MBA’s functional business skills to their areas of expertise. Integration, for example, of a natural sciences undergraduate degree with an MBA enables master’s candidates to build multiple skill sets that are difficult to outsource and of permanent career value. The new MBA is designed with built-in flexibility. It can be completed in one year, courses will be offered in the evening, and no prior work experience will be required. MBA internships and service learning will be geared to sustainability experiences, giving students practical skills that build on know-how gained in the classroom. Students will develop their own electronic portfolios as they advance through their courses. All project papers will be included in the portfolios, leading to a capstone research project and the internship/field experience. The redesigned degree builds on the scholarly reputation of HSU’s School of Business; its students average in the top 25 percent of those graduating from U.S. business schools that have participated in national assessment tests. Rankings Humboldt State University (HSU) is a recognized leader in sustainability and natural resource management. The Princeton Review named Humboldt State University a “Best of the West” and “Green” college. HSU ranks #46 in US News and World Report’s Best Colleges in Regional Universities. HSU is 8th out of all the California State Universities. Accreditation The MBA program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The MBA program is accredited by International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Strategic Sustainability: Going Further than the Traditional MBA Sustainability has become a “buzz” word with governments, business and individuals focused on managing crucial human, fiscal and physical resources. The HSU MBA prepares graduates to tackle sustainability issues in their current and future employment. Students learn strategies of organizations committed to long-term economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Students learn how to be innovative and responsible business leaders in a world where the management and sustainability of all resources becoming crucial. MBA Program Quick Facts: Students can complete the program in one year if they have their undergraduate degree in Business. If students have their undergraduate degree in something other than Business, they can complete all pre-requisites in one semester prior to the program starting. Program starts every Fall semester (August) No prior work experience is required. Scholarship support for all admitted students ($1000 to $3000). Students complete a 10 week paid internship in the summer. Students complete an extensive project with the help of a faculty advisor. Students build an electronic portfolio of work to aid in job search. We customize the program based on amount of prior business education. Located in safe, friendly, Arcata, California. [-]

Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Bond University
Campus 72 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree at an approved institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. The Environmental Management specialisation provides an in-depth examination of environmental management, including field work. The content is globally focused, providing qualifications that are in demand worldwide. The Urban Design and Planning curriculum equips you with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional developments. With this qualification, professionals from a built environment background will be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level. PROGRAM STRUCTURE This program enables you to exit after four subjects with a graduate certificate, after eight subjects with a graduate diploma or complete 12 subjects for a master’s degree. Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Environments and Planning (4) Complete four of the following subjects: Environmental Assessment Environmental Management and Climate Change Environmental Science Field Work Planning and Assessment Processes Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and Practice Sustainable Communities Urban Design and Place Making Economics of Sustainable Development Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Environments and Planning (8) If you have obtained a relevant undergraduate degree and seek accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), you must complete the following eight subjects: Economics of Sustainable Development Environmental Management and Climate Change Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and Practice Sustainable Communities 2 x Approved Elective Subjects If you are not seeking accreditation from PIA, you may complete eight subjects from the following: Economics of Sustainable Development Environmental Assessment Environmental Management and Climate Change Environmental Science Field Work Planning and Assessment Processes Planning Theory and Ethics Project Planning and Scheduling Regional Planning Policy and Practice Sustainable Communities Urban Design and Place Making Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning (12) To complete a Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning, you must complete all of the following subjects: Economics of Sustainable Development Environmental Assessment Environmental Management and Climate Change Environmental Science Fieldwork Planning and Assessment Processes Planning Theory and Ethics Regional Planning Policy and Practice Research Project Sustainable Communities Urban Design and Place Making Plus two electives from the postgraduate subject offerings in the Faculty of Society & Design. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES This degree will provide you with access to a wide range of career pathways in the natural and built environments. You will be equipped with the knowledge and practical experience required to be sustainability professionals in business, industry, government, consulting firms and non-government organisations. You may progress into a wide range of careers in mining and energy, fisheries and agriculture, tourism, property, community infrastructure, city and regional planning, development assessment, transportation, strategic or social planning or urban design. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION Graduates of this degree are internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates who have obtained a cognate undergraduate degree and complete all requisite subjects in the Urban Design and Planning specialisation, may also be eligible to be accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). *Intensive mode delivery is a compact and time-efficient way for you to complete your postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on your work / home life. You will attend two three-day sessions per subject, scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day). There will be a break of a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two. You will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies, workshops and field trips during these contact hours. [-]

Master Environmental and Sustainability Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Krems

The Environmental and Sustainability Management master degree programme will be launched in September 2012, subject to accreditation by the University of Applied Sciences Council. Courses [+]

Master Environmental and Sustainability Management

Language of instruction: German

The Environmental and Sustainability Management master programme provides the skills you require to assume a high-level position in Austria or abroad. It gives you the expertise to work on either the client side or as a service provider, and to independently apply your professional know-how using focused, results-driven approaches.  

 

You will develop the abilities needed to support companies and organisations looking to implement policies and strategies aimed at enhancing environmental sustainability, and nurturing a sense of corporate and social responsibility. You will also be in a position to plan and execute environmental initiatives. ... [-]


Master in Responsible Management

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months October 2017 Germany Berlin

Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) - The objective of the Master´s Program is to champion responsible management by developing a new generation of business leaders capable of handling the complex challenges faced by business, society and the environment in the twenty-first century. [+]

MA in Responsible Management

Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) - The objective of the Master´s Program is to champion responsible management by developing a new generation of business leaders capable of handling the complex challenges faced by business, society and the environment in the twenty-first century.

The Master of Arts in Responsible Management (MRM) aims to give students a broad overview of responsible management within the business context, specifically focusing on theoretical debates within the discipline, business ethics, sustainability and strategic management. The courses aim to equip participants with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to be responsible managers. The key learning outcomes/goals of the program, in conjunction with the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME), are:... [-]


Master Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes

Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Campus 16 months September 2017 France Beauvais

Le Master "Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes", habilité par le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, a pour objectif de former des architectes locaux du développement de la sécurité alimentaire. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Sustainability 2017. Master Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes Please note that this program is entirely taught in FRENCH Le Master "Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes", habilité par le Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, a pour objectif de former des architectes locaux du développement de la sécurité alimentaire. Ces cadres expérimentés sont capables de construire une méthode pragmatique et efficace d’évaluation de cette dernière. Ils sont amenés à occuper des postes à responsabilités dans différents secteurs. Compétences visées Acquérir les connaissances techniques nécessaires à la compréhension des multiples facettes de la sécurité alimentaire ; Acquérir et/ou approfondir les compétences permettant de gérer des équipes pluridisciplinaires impliquées dans l’analyse des problèmes de sécurité alimentaire, à savoir : animer, coordonner, travailler en équipe, savoir s’entourer, avoir un sens de l’organisation et de la planification (...) ; Être capable d’avoir une vision très large de la problématique sécurité alimentaire tant dans le diagnostic que dans l’élaboration des propositions en y associant tout autant un esprit analytique que synthétique. Le contexte Malgré les progrès considérables réalisés tant au niveau de la production agricole qu’à celui de la transformation et de la conservation des produits, ou encore de la distribution des denrées alimentaires, le nombre de personnes souffrant de la faim ou de malnutrition dans le monde augmente. La forte hausse du prix de certaines matières premières, amorcée en 2007, a démontré de manière flagrante "la fragilité du système alimentaire mondial et la vulnérabilité de la sécurité alimentaire" (Sommet mondial de l’alimentation, 2009). Cette situation ne devrait cesser de se dégrader, eu égard aux simulations portant sur l’évolution démographique mondiale et, plus encore, régionale, avec une part relative accrue des populations des pays en développement et en transition. Enfin, l’urbanisation croissante rend encore plus complexe la gestion de cette sécurité alimentaire. Concevoir la mise en œuvre des moyens permettant de gérer la disponibilité et l’accessibilité des ressources alimentaires ainsi que ceux permettant la satisfaction de la prise alimentaire constitue l’objectif de cette formation. Le Master "Management de la sécurité alimentaire des villes" dure 16 mois, dont 12 en France. La formation est organisée autour de 8 Unités d’enseignement (UE) se déroulant de septembre à avril. Les enseignements sont dispensés en français. Les Unités d’Enseignement : Les UE transversales : Le système d’approvisionnement et de distribution alimentaire : sécurité et insécurité alimentaires, notion de filière, approche systémique dans l’approvisionnement et la distribution alimentaire (...) ; Politiques agricoles, marchés agricoles et souveraineté alimentaire : évolutions des politiques agricoles, l’OMC, (dé)régulation des échanges mondiaux, importations et facture alimentaire (...) ; L’accompagnement des projets : accompagnements technique et financier, les systèmes d’assurance... Les UE sectorielles : La production agricole et ses agricultures : les agricultures (vivrière, paysanne, écologiquement intensive, commerciale, industrielle, périurbaine) et leurs facteurs de production ; La récolte, la transformation et la distribution des produits alimentaires : les groupes d’aliments, les outils analytiques, les méthodes de stabilisation, de conservation, de transformation des produits alimentaires, la gestion de l’hygiène (...) ; L’approvisionnement et la distribution des produits alimentaires : l’analyse des filières, l’étude des flux de biens et de services relatifs à la sécurité alimentaire, les (infra)structures, le fonctionnement des marchés (...) ; Les approches nutritionnelle, socio-culturelle et éducative de l’alimentation : les notions nutritionnelles de base aux principaux stades de la vie, les contaminants, les pathologies nutritionnelles, les déterminants d’un modèle de consommation alimentaire, le modèle de consommation urbaine, les outils et méthodes d’éducation nutritionnelle (...) ; Démographie, urbanisation, utilisation des territoires et sécurité alimentaire : diagnostic initial, anticipation des évolutions territoriales... [-]

Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility (AMSR)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 2 years

The Ashridge Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility is a two-year part-time MSc. It provides a unique combination of input on change, leadership and sustainability. [+]

The Ashridge MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility is a two year part-time Masters programme based on a series of five intensive residential workshops, each of three days’ duration at Ashridge. There is one additional workshop at the world-renowned Schumacher College (all costs for this are included in the tuition fee).

Join us for an open day! Experience this transformational programme for yourself. 

 

This lively programme will challenge you to engage with the growing international debate and practice around sustainability, business and responsibility. Get to grips with areas as diverse as environmental and ecological economics, ecology and living systems, sustainable development and design or human rights and social justice and the way in which they affect the global supply chain, business practice and planning for the future. This programme creates genuine transformational learning. It challenges and supports you to develop the way you respond to key issues and understanding of business responsibilities. It enables you to take effective action in the sustainability and responsibility areas.... [-]


Master of Sustainable Futures (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years

This degree involves a period of supervised study and research, culminating in the submission of a thesis. It is offered to both local and international students. [+]

Graduates from the master's have consistently achieved excellent examiners' reports from international leaders in their fields. Many have been eligible for the UTS Chancellor's Award, and several have been placed on the Chancellor's List.

The institute aims to support students taking a trans-disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach to research while building on their existing expertise.

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Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change (Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. [+]

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialisation Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS When to apply: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017 Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships New kinds of leadership skills are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The challenges societies face have increased in complexity. Environmental and energy problems, the dynamics of global security, management of regional crises, provision of cost-effective public services and development of fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and business development are all systemic in nature. This means that various institutions and civic society actors must work together, negotiate and agree on the new ways of doing things. Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. In the programme, leadership is understood as a capability to deal with change. Major changes require joint efforts of the government, private companies and other institutions. The School of Management at the University of Tampere provides a unique setting for studying multifaceted leadership dynamics. We bring together the perspectives of business and management from the private sector, the understanding about institutions and governance from the public administration, as well as the knowledge of international relations and political processes from the area of politics. The School offers high-quality academic research and teaching in the fields of business, public administration and politics - and the Leadership for Change programme focuses on the intersection of these fields. The aim of the programme is to provide the student with a unique understanding of these different fields with a specific focus on leading the dynamics of societal change processes. The programme has three specialisations: Governance for Sustainable Change Politics in Wider Europe Sustainable Business Management Why Leadership for Change? Leadership for Change programme is a unique combination of Administrative Sciences, Business Studies and Politics. The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. The three specialisations of the programme give students an excellent opportunity to focus on their area of interest while gaining a broader understanding of the central topics of the programme. Students from all specialisations take part in joint courses focusing on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. The School of Management at University of Tampere seeks novel ways to lead, govern and study across boundaries. The combination of the three adjacent fields is internationally rare and one of its kind in Finland. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change you will have: an advanced understanding of the role of leadership in solving contemporary challenges at local, national, regional and global levels learned to examine global trends such as digitization, urbanization, climate change, aging, polarization, democratization and integration from a multidisciplinary perspective the skills to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society, learned in interaction with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders the theoretical and methodological skills to formulate relevant research problems and to undertake independent scientific work the skills to analyse and debate the challenges that leadership faces today and to communicate your views to multiple audiences using different channels of communication. Study contents The programme (120 ECTS credits) consists of four elements: Joint programme studies (30 ECTS) form the core of the master’s degree programme. The focus is on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. This module also focuses on a variety of important academic and employability skills (e.g. research methods, academic writing and presentation skills) The advanced studies module (25 ECTS) enables the students to acquire in-depth theoretical, methodological and conceptual knowledge in their chosen specialisation: business, politics or public administration. Through free-choice studies (25 ECTS) students can develop a unique profile to their studies based on individual interests. Master’s thesis (40 ECTS) is an individual research project that enables the student to demonstrate his/her in-depth knowledge in the chosen specialisation. Career opportunities The programme prepares the graduates to work in private, public or the third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes, which unfold at local, national, international and global levels. Students learn to carry out academic research on these phenomena, and acquire skills required for a potential academic career. Doctoral study opportunities The programme gives eligibility for postgraduate studies in Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences (International Relations, Political Science) and Business Studies, for example in UTA’s Doctoral Programme of School of Management. Programme specific eligibility criteria Eligible to apply to the MDP in Leadership for Change (LFC) is a person who: has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of Administrative Sciences, Business Administration or Political Science/International Relations (according to the student's desired specialisation(s) within LFC) or other relevant field. Specialisation in Governance for Sustainable Change: field of Administrative Sciences or other relevant field Specialisation in Politics in Wider Europe: field of Political Science/International Relations or other relevant field Specialisation in Sustainable Business Management: field of Business Administration or other relevant field The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that she/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. An attested copy of the degree certificate must reach the University of Tampere Admissions office by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University of Tampere. Applicants with a Master’s degree will be admitted to the programme only for well-founded reasons. [-]

Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Sustainability 2017. Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability The society within the biosphere is to its nature a much complex system. To achieve success in this system, i.e. a sustainable society, knowledge of how success is defined and how it can be achieved is required. On the basis of a fundamental vision of a sustainable society, one can through “backcasting” formulate a strategy to reach the desired aim. This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic sustainable development). This is a universal model which can be used to work with sustainable development within many different fields globally, nationally, in companies, in municipalities, in whole societies and on the individual level. This model gives a systematic method for: analysis of the present, visualization of solutions, finding strategies to reach sustainable solutions, choosing and developing general and supplementary tools to develop indicators for a sustainable development. The other theme in the education consists of concepts related to organizational learning and leadership. These concepts are developed through studies of how different groups of people (for example organizations and societies) can use the framework that is described above to identify strategies to reach sustainability. The above aspects and concepts will not only be described theoretically but will also be practiced during the programme. In addition to this, the students will find new paths to knowledge by using the framework. Learning outcomes The aim of the study programme is achieved through the courses that are included in the higher education qualification. Assessment and examination take place at course level, and details concerning examination and grading are found in respective course syllabus. In addition to the nationally regulated aims the following aims apply to the education. After completion of the education, the student should: - have knowledge about and be able to apply the framework for sustainable development that is taught in the courses of the programme. - have developed leadership skills and ability to inform and explain through an increased consciousness of organizational and personal learning. - have developed his/her presentation, facilitation and coaching skills. - be able to apply the two themes of the programme in different situations to analyze problems, create solutions and choose or develop supplementary tools and concepts. By helping the students to reach these aims, the programme will contribute to create a worldwide network of professional actors within strategic sustainable development. Mode of delivery The implementation of the education follows the “non-linear approach”. This means that the five system levels that the programme is built up around and which build on principles for organizational learning will be presented during the first day of the programme. A gradual deepening of these will then take place during the following 4½ months. This leads to a learning method as the programme progresses. The concluding 4½ months of the programme will be primarily devoted to a degree project where the students in small groups obtain the possibility to apply their knowledge of the framework in a real company, in an organization or another project. This non-linear method also gives a certain possibility to adaptation of how the courses are carried out through a continuous dialogue with the students. As the programme progresses, the students will obtain the possibility to specialize in all the levels of the framework while a connection of how the five levels are connected with each other will be discussed. Extensive group assignments and learning in groups will be encouraged. Learning takes place primarily through application of concepts instead of through traditional lectures. Through this working method, the students are urged to mutually exchange knowledge and experiences with one another which also is a part of the assessment of the students' achievements. Simply expressed, powerful traits of character such as optimism and creativity will be openly encouraged as being a fundamental aspect in the development of leadership. The programme will use the following methods for learning: - Introductory lectures - which comprise lectures, break-out groups and informal insights and discussions about concepts and their usages. - Both self-organized and structured group assignments and role play. - Individual studies - eLearning and reviews of relevant material. - Supervision and workshops. - The students teach one another and evaluate one another. The students will take both compulsory and elective courses which are listed below. The programme is divided into four study periods of the same length. The two first study periods contain courses, of which the second period also contains elective courses, and the two last study periods a degree project. Admission Criteria In the case of more qualified applicants than available positions for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following way: METHOD 9 Master’s Programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s motivation and preconditions for studies at the programme ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability”. SELECTION CRITERIA - Curriculum Vitae - An essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the programme, providing information about her or his relevant personal or professional experiences (maximum 5 pages, font size 12, double-spaced) - 2 letters of reference (recommendations from two people who are familiar with the applicant’s ability and skills) - Higher education grades SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA Ranking of the applicants will be based on the relative qualification level as regards: - Academic results at prior higher education studies - Relevance of degree (and of courses included) for scientifically based studies at Master’s level in strategic sustainable development - Relevant professional experience - Demonstrated interest in ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability” (e.g. through choice of work, voluntary work, other community services or in other way) [-]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation From small neighborhoods to large metropolitan centers, urban areas in India today are in a state of rapid growth and transformation. Rapid urbanization and relentless globalization threaten to erode, diminish, and erase the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) along with irreparable destruction to the natural environment of places. We believe that a deeper understanding and engagement with the cultural heritage and natural environment and ecology of particular locales will lead to creative and innovative strategies to protect heritage values while reaching for inclusive and sustainable goals in the design of urban landscapes. The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention. They will also explore new approaches to managing and designing with heritage to benefit local communities, plan better places, and nurture cultural entrepreneurship compatible with heritage values of particular places Cycle Project workshop organized by Srishti and Premsela as part of the DutchDFA program. Disciplines The M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation is informed by the following learning disciplines: Architecture and Urban Design Cultural Studies Ecology and Environment Heritage Conservation Research – Art and Design Urban and Regional Planning LeNS (Learning Network on Sustainability) India Team working on the long-term goals – Visioning Session of LeNS India. Research and Collaboration Students have opportunities to work within the academic structures and/or work across the following centers and labs: Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Learning Networks on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Srishti Films The Kabir Project UNESCO Chair at Srishti While for most respondents the concept of a board game was novel, the game has a potential for communicating the FRA given the pre-requisites – Arpitha Kodiveri, ROOTS Project, Photo Courtesy: DEL Laboratory. Key Values Cultural and natural heritage are valuable non-renewable resources Cultural and natural heritage make places more livable. Cultural and natural heritage form the identity of a place Design and planning to respond to local context is more sustainable Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Student in a course on mapping places using GIS, course facilitators – HS Sudhira and Shweta Dange, Course: Making Places. Capabilities On successful completion of the course, graduates will have a specialization in urban design and planning that is culturally and environmentally sustainable Further, students would acquire the following capabilities: Knowledge and Understanding: Conceptual clarity around what is urban sustainability, cultural heritage and natural environment and why heritage contributes to better urban environments An understanding of key international norms and standards around protection and management of cultural and natural heritage Communication Skills: Familiarity with professional writing such as grants proposals and reports GIS and spatial data survey and mapping; 3-D visualization Specific heritage related skills such as inventorying and assessment of threats, mapping, and community study Practitioner Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan places at different urban scales while also nurturing and protecting heritage. Ability to plan and design in a participatory with as part of a multidisciplinary group and with local community. Opportunities The M.Plan. in Urban Design and Sustainability would open up the following opportunities to successful graduates: Enhanced employment opportunities with specialization and refinement in heritage compatible design, urban design, and sustainability design in a variety of creative professional practices such as planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, and housing design. Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in any field of built environment, cities, heritage, sustainability and resilience. Employment with museums and galleries Become a design and planning entrepreneur Become an academic in a design program [-]

Master's Programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Örebro University
Campus 1 year August 2017 Sweden Örebro

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Sustainability 2017. Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you! The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. The first semester you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all. You also gain knowledge of what the role as a professional public official and planner can and ought to mean when working for a more sustainable society. Sustainable development is further described and analyzed from a comparative perspective to give insights into why and how conditions, problem patterns and strategies vary around the world. In the courses, we problematize theoretical perspectives on sustainable development and we also apply theories in relation to concrete cases of sustainable planning. Method of instructions and varied and include practical applications and problem-based learning. During the second semester, you choose between three courses that are focused on sustainable development with specialization in either Human Geography, Political Science or Sociology. These three courses start with a joint course module in method and analysis, which develops your insights and skills in methods and analyses of particular relevance to sustainable development. You practice your abilities and skills in operationalizing by working with different sustainability indicators and by working creatively to develop new, alternative indicators. You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and abilities in traditional field-studies. In addition, you will acquire knowledge and skills in forward-looking studies, like scenario techniques and prognosis. The second semester ends with thematic studies and an independent project. Specific entry requirements A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study human geography, sociology, political science, history, gender studies, media and communication studies, or another social science subject. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School. Qualifications (degree awarded) Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits] Career The programme has a clear professional profile, which will enhance the employability as a public official, planner and manager in governments, administrations and other organisations for which sustainable development is a vital goal, nationally and internationally. The programme further lays the ground to make Ph. D. education possible in one of the three main subjects of the programme. Additional information The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016. [-]