Master in Sustainability Transition Management

General

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Program Description

The Master in Sustainability Transition Management has the aim to equip participants with tools and knowledge to develop a professional career internationally in the global sustainability arena.

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed our lives and our work habits. Pressurized to tackle the coming recession and high unemployment levels, governments might roll back much needed environmental regulations and monitoring systems, resulting for example in companies releasing an excess of toxic pollutants or CO2 emissions into the environment. In order to face this global challenge, it is much needed to maintain the focus on sustainability, to help transition from the tragic reality of the pandemic and all the social problems it has revealed into a much better future where individuals, companies, and institutions work together to enhance social and natural well-being.

The Program is rooted in the Sustainability Transition framework, which identifies five main transition pathways in industry, energy, urban systems, agriculture, and mobility. The programs will focus on all these five pillars, thus providing participants with a systemic view of how sustainability can be translated into tangible economic, environmental, and social outcomes. 

The master is a hybrid program, 80% online, and 20% in presence. The online teaching sessions take place two evenings a week (Tuesday and Thursday 06:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m. CET) and on Saturday (09:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. CET). Each session lasts about 3 hours.  The residential classes will take place at Bologna Business School, one week on campus in June 2021 and one week in October 2021. During the residential classes, the participants will attend laboratories, Company visits, and events in collaboration with the business network.

Italy represents the right place to improve your skills on sustainability transition and develop a new mindset ready for the “new normal”.

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Requirements

For the registration it is necessary:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (must be obtained by the enrollment deadline)
  • English language proficiency

Admission to the program is subject to the positive assessment of your individual interview and English test if it’s not the candidate’s native language.

Application Process

This Master’s is open to all applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained before the enrolment deadline of each round.

There are three rounds of admissions, the first round will be open for applications until May 8, 2020, the second round will be open for applications until July 8, 2020, and the third round will be open for applications until September 28, 2020.

Application steps:

  • Complete the online registration at https://studenti.unibo.it
  • Pay the 60 euros application fee

Documents to send todatascience@bbs.unibo.it:

  • CV
  • Degree certificate with accompanying transcript
  • Photocopy of your ID or passport
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference letter(s) (optional but advised)
  • Signed copies of your enrolment summary sheet and receipt for the application fee (both downloadable from ‘students online’ following registration)
  • GMAT or GRE certificate (optional)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/CAE certificate (optional)

The selection process will be held at  Bologna Business School. The selections for the first round will take place on the 13th of October 2020, and the selections for the second round will take place on the 3rd of December 2020.

In line with the number of available places, admission to the program is granted according to the position on the list of qualified candidates, drawn up on the basis of the total score awarded at the end of the admissions process.

Last updated Dec 2020

About the School

BBS (est. in 2000) is the business school of the University of Bologna (est. A.D. 1088). BBS ranks among the most innovative business schools in Europe and is one of the most reputable institutions in ... Read More

BBS (est. in 2000) is the business school of the University of Bologna (est. A.D. 1088). BBS ranks among the most innovative business schools in Europe and is one of the most reputable institutions in Italy. Read less