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Studying for an MSc degree in any field means embarking on a journey to gain a high degree of skill and a deep knowledge of that field. Master’s degrees that follow this curricular format are designed to allow working professionals to develop key bases of knowledge related to their careers or areas of academic inquiry.

What is an MSc in Sustainable Economic Studies? It’s a degree program designed to use a variety of methods of scientific inquiry to evaluate how different economic policies and systems work, from the point of view that environmental sustainability and economic growth are inextricably tied in the long-term. Programs include studies in long-term environmental and economic planning, as well as theories behind green innovation as an economic stimulus.

Students who pursue sustainable economic studies degrees pick up analytical reasoning skills that serve them well in a variety of careers. They also gain the quantitative reasoning skills needed to understand how to construct new models for analysis, and they sharpen their communication skills, enriching every aspect of their personal and professional presentation.

This degree has costs that vary widely, usually because the tuition rate varies so much from school to school. The home country of the university in question often affects the tuition as well as the cost of living if students choose to attend residential degree programs.

People who graduate from sustainable economic studies programs find careers in many fields related to investment and economic development. This means they work as financial planners and advisors for investors looking to encourage innovation in this area. It also means they work as consultants, helping these projects to develop in ways that lead to their long-term success. Many also find a position within city or national government offices, as officials within various environmental departments at the local and national levels.

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39 Results in Sustainable Economic Studies

EIT RawMaterials Academy - SINReM

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials ... [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2017

The Challenge

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. Raw materials are one of the fastest depleting resources on Earth. A steady and sustainable supply of many of these materials is vital for a decarbonising society, renewable energy infrastructure, electric mobility but also consumer products and electronics. The outdated make-take-use-dispose model is no longer valid in a world of finite resources. In order to deal with this challenge, three leading European universities cooperated to develop a new Erasmus+ Master programme – the International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). SINReM was created to educate a new generation of professionals who can engineer technology to reinvent materials science, and gain competence, expertise and confidence in developing solutions in the sustainable use of materials.... [-]

Germany Freiberg Belgium Ghent Sweden Alsike  + 2 More
September 2019
2 years
Campus
Kogod School of Business, American University

The Master's in Sustainability Management degree (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business integrates business education with environmental science and public policy. Grad ... [+]

The Master's in Sustainability Management degree (MSSM) from the Kogod School of Business integrates business education with environmental science and public policy. Graduates are well-prepared to lead in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The MSSM is the only interdisciplinary business-based degree of its kind in the country and is offered by one of the greenest universities in the U.S.

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USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

Do you want to work with one of the most pressing environmental problems worldwide – water and sanitation? Do you want to find sustainable solutions that give lower clima ... [+]

Do you want to work with one of the most pressing environmental problems worldwide – water and sanitation? Do you want to find sustainable solutions that give lower climate footprint, increased food security and climate resilience?

What can you use this qualification for? The United Nations targets access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for all by 2030. The EU water directive has increased the activity in the water sector. This generates a need for experts that can design sustainable solutions. Students find employment in national and international institutions, municipalities, consultant companies, and industry or can start their own business. What will you learn? ... [-]
Norway As
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
EIT RawMaterials Academy SUMA

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes ... [+]

Awarded the EIT Label in 2016

The Challenge

Materials provide the foundation of the modern global economy. They are becoming increasingly relevant for the shift to a decarbonising society as they enable the transition to renewable energy, electric mobility and resource efficiency, among others. Nevertheless, many materials are becoming critical.

Therefore, we need to develop robust solutions and game-changing technologies that allow for a sustainable stream of materials.

Sustainable Material Solutions with SUMA

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco) design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation.... [-]

Finland Espoo France Grenoble Belgium Leuven Austria Leoben Italy Trento Milan  + 7 More
September 2019
2 years
Campus
University of Sussex Business School

This MSc will show you how to translate theories of social and technological innovation into effective development policies and practices. These skills are in high demand ... [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time Start date: September 2019 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Help shape an environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive future.

This MSc will show you how to translate theories of social and technological innovation into effective development policies and practices. These skills are in high demand in international development agencies, NGOs, national ministries and firms in developing countries.

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at pgbmec@sussex.ac.uk... [-]

United Kingdom Brighton
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Rennes School of Business

The purpose of the MSc in Sustainable Management and Eco-Innovation is to develop international managers ready to build a sustainable economy. ... [+]

The purpose of the MSc in Sustainable Management and Eco-Innovation is to develop international managers ready to build a sustainable economy. The program is 16 months-long, full-time, and taught in English.

Companies today are facing huge societal, environmental and economic challenges. More and more, they see as their mission profit generation which does not come at the expense of the environment, communities, and society.

Our program focuses on creating value for all company stakeholders through enhancing the ecosystem and not destroying it, balancing financial performance and responsibility, and using eco-design and other sustainable approaches to transform current management practices.... [-]

France Rennes-en-Grenouilles
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG

Develop skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products. ... [+]

This course is suited to those aspiring to become Research Managers, Operations Managers, Chief Engineers and Technology Leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance. WMG has an established legacy of leading automotive research in close collaboration with industry. Our experimental facilities enable academics and industry practitioners to work together to overcome the strategic challenges of battery design and integration, vehicle lightweighting, and digital validation.... [-]

United Kingdom Coventry
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

The International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM) aims at educating a new range of professionals with a holistic over ... [+]

The increasing demand for raw materials, their price volatility, the production concentration and the market distortions imposed by some countries, confront Europe and other world regions with a number of challenges along the entire value chain. To tackle this supply risk challenge and to deal with environmental problems arising from too large emissions of waste (such as CO2), technological innovation is required with respect to exploration of new resources and sustainable primary mining, sustainable use of resources in specific products and production processes (e.g. substitution of critical metals in materials), prevention of waste generation, valorisation of secondary (alternative) resources and recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Engineering Science

The Master in Human Settlements addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. T ... [+]

The Master in Human Settlements addresses rapid urbanization in the developing world and contemporary urban transformations within the scope of sustainable development. The program aims to provide insight into the problems of human settlements as related to rapid change and to the interaction between modernity and tradition, formal and informal city-making.

What are the Human Settlements about?

Architecture, urbanism and spatial planning are the core disciplines of the program. Contributions from economics, geography, and anthropology, among others, complement this core.

The structure is organized around:

Introductory courses Core courses Design Studios Optional courses Master's thesis (research- or design-based) ... [-]
Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

Designed with today’s environmental managers in mind this MSc integrates the scientific, social, economic and political factors involved environmental decision making. ... [+]

Overview

This programme combines scientific study, laboratory and fieldwork techniques with the policy that underpins them and the management expertise to successfully deliver real-world sustainability projects.

Gaining advanced scientific skills and knowledge as well as the management, policy and corporate social responsibility aspects make you a great all-rounder who can hit the ground running when it comes to managing live environmental issues and challenges. You will develop into a professional able not only to assess environmental impacts but who can also put these into legislative context; and has the expertise to influence stakeholders, negotiate contracts and project-manage complex processes. This skillset is much sought after and valued by environmental employers and consultancies.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
LUT University

In this programme you will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions, which cover all of the aspect ... [+]

We all want to build a society which will enable fruitful life also for our children.

As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, we can no longer think about our investment needs only as a specific technical product which has a great performance.

In every investment decision, a growing need to contribute more effectively to sustainability challenges has to be taken into account.

Climate warming, weakening air quality, water pollution and waste amounts are examples of sustainability challenges faced around the world today. Sometimes traditional technologies offer the best solutions but also the integration of novel solutions to complex environmental problems are needed.... [-]

Finland Lappeenranta
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ghent University - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

The program Master of Science in Materials Engineering: sustainable materials aims at the study of properties, production or extraction, processing, use and recycling of ... [+]

Course content

The program Master of Science in Materials Engineering: sustainable materials aims at the study of properties, production or extraction, processing, use and recycling of a whole range of materials. This implies:

description and modeling of properties of a material chemical, mechanical and thermal processing aspects in materials engineering influence of the chemical composition and processing conditions on the structure and properties of materials in view of optimal performance the behavior of materials in different user circumstances and how degradation can be limited.

Dealing with limited resource availability worldwide in a sustainable way is an important objective of the course. Important materials dealt with are metals, synthetic materials, textiles, composites and ceramics. In order to specialize in specific types of materials, students can choose between two majors.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The sustainable development of mountain regions has to consider economic, ecological and social aspects. Currently, in particular, the environments of the European Alps a ... [+]

The sustainable development of mountain regions has to consider economic, ecological and social aspects. Currently, in particular, the environments of the European Alps are facing ecological (e.g. climate change, glacier retreat, hydrological changes) as well as land-use changes (e.g. urbanization, abandonment of mountain agriculture), the latter often driven by socio-economic reasons.

While human activities in the mountain areas should be economically viable and broaden opportunities for local communities in terms of profit and jobs, it also has to match the goal of contributing to improving the degree of conservation and renewal of biotic and abiotic resources at the ecosystem level, which ultimately represent, over time, the essential ingredients of sustainable management.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Strathclyde Business School

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues. The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the de ... [+]

Why this course?

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues.

The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies.

Over half the world’s population now live in cities. Achieving sustainable futures for urban centres is a growing issue. You’ll develop a full understanding of how cities work and acquire the tools to:

re-design city systems raise finance gain political and community support for transformative city strategies and projects

You’ll demonstrate your knowledge through high-quality work placements rather than a traditional dissertation. The course offers flexibility to pursue your individual interests and diversify your skills.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
Campus
Tampere University

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. The b ... [+]

Dealing with change in complex societies

The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to lead and analyse complex change processes. It responds to the need for new kinds of leadership competencies and skills, which are in demand at local, national, international and global levels.

By interacting with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders, students will learn to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society.

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. The business specialisation provides students with an in-depth understanding of leading and managing change in contemporary business environments.... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus