Masters Programs in Sustainability Studies

Compare 89 Masters Programs in Sustainability Studies

Sustainability Studies

The interdisciplinary field of Sustainability exists at the meeting point of social science, ecology and economics. Master of Sustainability students will learn about the science and politics of climate change, poverty and development, corporate social responsibility, ethics and the environment and much more in the process of coming to understand the new and profoundly important field of research in Sustainability. Due to their highly interdisciplinary nature, Master of Sustainability programs may be found in a range of university departments, for example in Anthropology, Philosophy, Management, Economics, Business, Political Science, Environmental Studies or even Art and Design. Further, within the chosen Master of Sustainability program, students will find a range of professors, resources and materials coming from different related disciplines, combining to form a rich fabric of learning.

Master in Sustainability programs are normally one to two year programs when taken in a full time course schedule. Part time, online and distance learning study modes are also available at some universities offering Masters programs in Sustainability. Prerequisites often include a Bachelor degree with an adequate grade point average, and some schools may require a language proficiency test.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can enroll in a Masters of Sustainability program, scroll down and read more about the various accredited universities and institutions featured below.

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MA In Sustainable Tourism Destinations And Territorial Tourism Planning

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA
Campus Full time April 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Environmental and Resource Economics

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

This program provides the tools of economic analysis at an advanced level and applies them to policy issues with a focus on environmental and resource economics. Areas of specialisation covered in elective courses include: agricultural and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis, economic development, econometric methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy. [+]

This program provides the tools of economic analysis at an advanced level and applies them to policy issues with a focus on environmental and resource economics. Areas of specialisation covered in elective courses include: agricultural and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis, economic development, econometric methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy. A common theme across these courses is the integration of environmental and resource decisions into the broader context of national and international economic policy.

Graduates find ready employment with universities, national and international policy agencies, leading corporations and civil society organisations.... [-]


Master's program in Sustainable Communities

Binghamton University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Binghamton + 1 more

Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes, and relationships. [+]

Master's program in Sustainable Communities

Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes, and relationships. The lively curriculum spans several disciplines, including geography, public administration, and environmental studies. Students can pursue a natural science/ecological perspective or a social/policy-based track. All students receive both theoretical and practical training focused on improving quality of life by integrating economic, social, and ecological issues and strategies.

Degrees Offered MS in Sustainable Communities MA in Sustainable Communities The role of sustainability professionals has grown ... [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Tourism

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

The aim of the Master in Management with a track in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas or Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education for anyone aspiring to obtain a senior management position or an international business career in the tourism sector or become a specialist in protected areas management. [+]

The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with a track in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas or Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education for anyone aspiring to obtain a senior management position or an international business career in the tourism sector or become a specialist in protected areas management.

This Master Program is designed to improve managerial and entrepreneurial skills through tackling sustainability challenges while leading tourist facilities and managing protected areas.

Program Organization:

Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program).... [-]


Master's in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Bergen

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration [+]

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration ECTS credits: 120 Duration: two years

NHH is one of few business schools in the world where you can specialise in business within the energy sector and graduates from this master’s programme are in great demand. This programme aims to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary managers in the fields of energy and natural resource development.

Future development and prosperity depends largely on access to energy sources and secure, reliable supplies of natural resources. Exploitation of these resources has a significant impact on the environment and getting the balance right is a critical factor in the commercial world where business sustainability is increasingly defined by factors going beyond the bottom line.... [-]


Master in Responsible Management

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 15 months October 2018 Germany Berlin + 1 more

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 in Ecotechnology & Sustainable Development

Mid Sweden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Östersund

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development. [+]

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development.

In order to be successful when working with sustainable development, you must possess adequate knowledge and skills. The International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development will provide you with knowledge related to environmental and natural resource questions from a sustainability point of view and from global, regional and local levels. These broad issues, which vary in relation to time, place, complexity and connectedness, are approached in an interdisciplinary and systemic way. The programme includes courses in both Environmental Science and Environmental Technology. Environmental Science focuses on knowledge about how natural resources and the environment form preconditions to create sustainable societal functions. Environmental Technology, on the other hand, focuses on the technology and technical systems from a sustainability perspective. This programme aims to develop your analytical and systemic thinking and thus to provide you with the ability to tackle complex problems. It will also provide you with an understanding of efficient natural resource usage. It also considers how knowledge referring to different systems and innovations, together with knowledge about societal control systems, can contribute towards sustainable development. You will learn how to handle advanced methodologies to identify and describe problems in order to arrive at reasonable solutions.... [-]


Executive Master in Energy and Resources

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 Qatar Doha

Successful participants will graduate with an Executive Master’s degree from HBKU and will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from HBKU’s two participating partner universities: Texas A&M University, and HEC Paris. [+]

Successful participants will graduate with an Executive Master’s degree from HBKU and will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from HBKU’s two participating partner universities: Texas A&M University, and HEC Paris.

This program brings together leading international experts from multiple disciplines and from the faculty of HBKU and its partners.

Graduates of the program are equipped to:

Implement effective strategic decisions and manage their operations based on a global understanding of issues in the field of energy and resources (E&R). Develop and implement multi-sided, analytical approaches and solutions to complex E&R issues. Become visionary leaders and innovators. Establish relationships with specialists in various managerial functions. ... [-]

Master’s Degree in Sustainability Science and Solutions (Lappeenranta University of Technology)

Edunation
Campus 2 years September 2018 Finland Tampere

In this program you will learn to identify the challenges of sustainability and view them in a multidisciplinary way, producing solutions, which cover all of the aspects of sustainability on a wide range in the society. [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies.

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 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 best solutions but also the integration of novel solutions to complex environmental problems are needed.... [-]


Master's Degree in Inland Water Quality Assessment

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Madrid

This Master’s Degree aims to train students in subjects related to the assessment of water quality subject to the European Directive on Water Quality in order to defend their professional careers in research in the management of the problems associated with water quality from a Pan-European perspective. [+]

Skills and professional training

This Master’s Degree aims to train students in subjects related to the assessment of water quality subject to the European Directive on Water Quality in order to defend their professional careers in research in the management of the problems associated with water quality from a Pan-European perspective. In this way, students will be able to participate in research projects and/or management plans for water quality in any European country. Past editions of this Master’s Degree’s Degree have been extremely successful with a subsequent employment rate of 75% of graduates working in question-related to water quality in several European and non-European countries.... [-]


Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results-oriented and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

The SIA program is results-oriented and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country.

Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models; Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery ... [-]

Master Environmental and Sustainability Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Krems

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The topic of sustainable management is on everyone’s lips. At IMC Krems, you can study it! Graduates are in a position to support companies and organisations with the implementation of sustainable initiatives and strategies. A strong sense of environmental responsibility is central to their plans and activities, whether on the client or the supplier side. As the programme is lectured in German exclusively, further information is available in German only on our website www.fh-krems.ac.at. [-]

Graduate Degree in Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management

École Polytechnique
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Paris

The Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management (ECOSEM) 2-year program combines management experience with first-class engineering and scientific training. This Graduate Degree aims at producing project managers and team leaders who are able to face environmental challenges from innovative sustainable development to emergency management. [+]

In a context marked by resource depletion, global environmental change, growing public awareness concerning environmental issues, the Graduate Degree in Ecotechnologies for Sustainability and Environment Management (ECOSEM) aims to foster real-world technical expertise from resource diagnostic and innovative depollution engineering to integrative strategies for remediation and valorization.

In Ecole Polytechnique’s long tradition of multidisciplinary education, this professionally oriented program provides in-depth understanding of the scientific, industrial and societal contexts of sustainability and environment management. Developed in collaboration with internationally renowned scientists and experts from industrial research centers and academic teams, it has been designed to answer the demands of a wide variety of activity sectors including industry from start-ups to the world’s leading groups and governmental agencies.... [-]


Master in Leadership for Sustainability

Malmö University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Sweden Malmö

This multidisciplinary master’s degree programme provides in-depth knowledge on sustainable development and sustainability leadership. The programme provides students with an understanding of organisation and leadership theory in the context of sustainability. It also provides students with an understanding of research methods for sustainable decision-making. [+]

This multidisciplinary master’s degree programme provides in-depth knowledge on sustainable development and sustainability leadership. The programme provides students with an understanding of organisation and leadership theory in the context of sustainability. It also provides students with an understanding of research methods for sustainable decision-making. The education lays a solid foundation for those seeking to lead or manage sustainable initiatives in the workplace, community and the world.

What is Leadership for Sustainability about?

The master’s degree programme is grounded in four core premises:

Sustainability requires new forms of organising, especially when it comes to project-based organisations involving diverse stakeholders. Organising and leading sustainability requires new and diverse leading and organising skills, understanding and knowledge for managers and leaders of sustainable projects. Organising and leading sustainability requires a new way of thinking sustainability within and between organisations. Current research on social entrepreneurship and social innovation can reveal new methods and strategies with regards to this. Methodological and methodical knowledge and understanding are needed to enable leaders to make sustainable decisions. ... [-]

International Master in Sustainable Business & Innovation

EADA Business School Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Barcelona

This program is designed for participants from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds who aim to develop their career and skills in helping businesses and organizations to solve urgent, and emerging environmental, economic, societal, and welfare global challenges. [+]

Latest professional practice

Learn the latest trends in products and services, management practices, business models, and market infrastructures that lead to higher social impact and development; Develop the skills to analyze higher purpose organizations as well as sharing and circular economies; Examine the role of technological innovation in business opportunities for solving global challenges.

Corporate Connections

Faculty with extensive professional experience; Company visits and conferences; On and off-campus recruiting events and corporate presentations; Work as a consultant in a real company for your final project.

International Exposure

Faculty from all over the world; +50 nationalities in our student body; Exchange program with +30 top-ranked partner schools. ... [-]