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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Master in Responsible Management

Steinbeis University Berlin Institute Corporate Responsibility Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months October 2018 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 in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

University of Groningen - Campus Fryslan
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship. The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet, and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. [+]

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet, and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. This transformation needs academic professionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurship is key. Our programme trains these professionals.

Are you interested in:

developing a new perspective? circular business models? learning from real entrepreneurs? developing your leadership and management skills and academic knowledge about sustainability? ... [-]

Master in International & Sustainable Finance

Business School Lausanne
Campus 18 months September 2018 Switzerland Lausanne

The BSL Master in International and Sustainable Finance (MISF) is a new generation of a master’s program that facilitates a rigorous exploration of finance for a sustainable world. [+]

Program Overview

The BSL Master in International and Sustainable Finance (MISF) is a new generation of a master’s program that facilitates a rigorous exploration of finance for a sustainable world.

You will explore the interdependence between finance and sustainability and will be exposed to the latest thinking on the shared economy, social value, sustainable investing, micro-crediting, and other models beyond finance as usual. You will develop rigorous finance skills and know-how that are valued globally by taking the preparatory courses for the CFA® Level I exam. The CFA® is known as the top professional qualification for finance and investment professionals. You will explore your leadership capacity and will be encouraged to develop the skills and sensibilities for making a meaningful difference in the world. Why Sustainable Finance? ... [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Luxury

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

Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. [+]

You will have the opportunity to learn a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates responsible leadership applied to the luxury sector.

You will learn knowledge and practice about the global luxury management and branding, as well as the integration of sustainable tools applicable in the luxury industry. Real world cases are presented with an emphasis on the role of responsible leaders in branding luxury goods.

Experiential camps and practice-oriented projects will be guided by academics and professionals. These projects are part of SUMAS’ innovative teaching methodology which includes video conferences with leading speakers in organizations and in-class company presentations. These activities not only encourage knowledge sharing but also provide valuable opportunities for networking to enhance your career development.... [-]


MPA in Sustainable Management, San Francisco Hybrid

Presidio Graduate School
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 USA Seattle San Francisco + 2 more

The PGS MPA is the only sustainability MPA of its kind - our students are influential across sectors in a way other MPAs simply cannot be. Please note: Due to the hybrid (blended online/monthly in-person courses) course structure, this program is not open for international students requiring a student visa. Please look at our MBA in Sustainable Business, Seattle Metro program if a student visa is required. [+]

The PGS MPA is the only sustainability MPA of its kind - our students are influential across sectors in a way other MPAs simply cannot be.

The most distinctive aspect of our Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the comprehensive integration of management education with public policy and administration. The cornerstone of our MPA program is our signature “integrated curriculum” designed around three fundamental concepts that together define competence in Sustainable Management. Students in the MPA program take classes with MBA students, gaining cross-sector management and collaboration skills through team projects and assignments.

MPA Program Overview

Presidio prepares MPA students to lead in the public sector with boldness, vision and a commitment to sustainability. Today’s complex economic, social and environmental challenges require public managers to rethink policy and administration and to engage business, non-profit and community constituencies like never before. From citizen participation to climate action plans, public-private partnerships to green jobs, public administrators must lead and follow at the same time.... [-]


International Executive Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year June 2018 USA Washington DC USA Online + 1 more

The International Executive Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management is designed to shape the next generation of leaders in government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. With a focus on the Middle East, this program features an international format that prepares emergency management professionals to effectively apply preparedness principles, mitigate potential threats, and manage response and recovery efforts within an international context. [+]

Overview

The International Executive Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management is designed to shape the next generation of leaders in government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. With a focus on the Middle East, this program features an international format that prepares emergency management professionals to effectively apply preparedness principles, mitigate potential threats, and manage response and recovery efforts within an international context.

As a student in the program, you’ll develop the knowledge and tools needed to address a variety of international threats and hazards. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities and constraints to navigating roles, responsibilities, and resources across and within international borders.... [-]


Master in Management of Smart Cities

DOBA Business School
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Slovenia Maribor + 1 more

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainable development and quality of life. A smart city is a city that is based on the needs of its citizens and that uses advanced technologies to promote competitiveness, sustainable development and a better quality of life. [+]

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainable development and quality of life.

A smart city is a city that is based on the needs of its citizens and that uses advanced technologies to promote competitiveness, sustainable development and a better quality of life.

Due to the fact that the process of urbanization is going to intensify, the cities will have to face challenges of sustainable development at different levels: environmental, social and economic, especially in less developed countries where the urbanization level is much greater. It is essential to introduce integrative policy forms for a better quality of life of both urban and rural populations, and for a greater social inclusion.... [-]


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 Programme in Circular Economy

Lappeenranta University of Technology
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Lappeenranta

In this Master's programme, you will learn how to replace goods with services if it is more efficient and better for the environment. For example, information technology can offer us access to products and assets which can be utilised to create these solutions. [+]

The Master's programme in Circular Economy is offered by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) on the Lahti Campus.

The existing economic system is based on the take-make-and-dispose approach powered mostly by fossil fuels. The assumption is that increasing economic growth produces so much surplus that arising adverse environmental impacts could be dealt with.

However, the system keeps growing only if there are enough resources for transformation, sinks for waste, credit for investments and economic growth.

The circular economy offers an alternative. It aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value. It aims to decouple economic growth from the consumption of finite resources by closing the loop of product life cycles. The system in which materials are transformed into useful goods and services endlessly is powered by renewable energy systems.... [-]


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 in Sustainable Management and Production

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

Studies of Sustainable Management and Production are based on interdisciplinary learning, which is required in the modern society. [+]

Studies of Sustainable Management and Production are based on interdisciplinary learning, which is required in the modern society. During studies, real environmental problems of the companies are solved in cooperation with the practitioners, as well as practical applied tasks for improvement of efficiency of the environmental protection are performed.

An effective combination of mandatory and elective study modules provides students with a possibility of individual study plans, enabling acquisition of competences in the areas of sustainable industrial development, environmental protection, policy and economics.

The Master+ model offers either to a masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.... [-]


Master's in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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 depend 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 Water Supply, Water Discharge and Rational Use and Protection of Water Resources

Georgian Technical University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

The Master’s Program in Water Supply, Water Discharge and Rational Use and Protection of Water Resources provides its graduates with the market-demanded knowledge and skills to independently and freely start development of construction of water supply and sewerage systems and properly manage the construction process in a sustainable and safe manner. [+]

Masters in Sustainability Studies. Program Objectives The Master’s Program in Water Supply, Water Discharge and Rational Use and Protection of Water Resources provides its graduates with the market-demanded knowledge and skills to independently and freely start development of construction of water supply and sewerage systems and properly manage the construction process in a sustainable and safe manner. Teach to provide rational use and protection of water resources in the current situation. Teach to solve complex engineering and environmental problems in the construction of water supply and sewerage systems. Teach to work independently with the project related normative documentation and to transfer a construction object into exploitation oriented on quality. Program Description ... [-]

Master in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

University of Groningen
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship. [+]

Introduction

Ever considered a career in sustainability and management? This Master's programme will teach you everything you need to know about Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

The global economy is undergoing a transformation towards a sustainable society in which the interests of people, planet and profits together are the driving force, rather than neoclassical industrial economic systems. This transformation needs academic professionals who can demonstrate that sustainable entrepreneurship is key. Our programme trains these professionals.

Are you interested in:

developing a new perspective? circular business models? learning from real entrepreneurs? developing your leadership and management skills and academic knowledge about sustainability? ... [-]

Mestrado em Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Gestão de Turismo

Universidade Católica De Moçambique
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Mozambique Maputo + 1 more

O curso de Mestrado Profissionalizante em Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Gestão de Turismo rege-se pela Lei n.27/2009 de 29 de Setembro, sobre o ensino superior, publicada no Boletim da República I Série, Número 38, pelos Estatutos da Universidade Católica de Moçambique, e pelo Regulamento em vigor na Faculdade de Gestão de Turismo e Informática. [+]

O curso de Mestrado Profissionalizante em Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Gestão de Turismo rege-se pela Lei n.27/2009 de 29 de Setembro, sobre o ensino superior, publicada no Boletim da República I Série, Número 38, pelos Estatutos da Universidade Católica de Moçambique, e pelo Regulamento em vigor na Faculdade de Gestão de Turismo e Informática.

As actividades turísticas, há longo tempo praticamente esquecidas em Moçambique, supõem, nos nossos dias, um vector fundamental do desenvolvimento económico, atraindo o interesse cada vez maior dos sectores público e privado. À semelhança do que está a acontecer em outros países, o Turismo pode tornar-se, em Moçambique, na primeira indústria e verdadeiro motor da economia e do desenvolvimento. Para responder à necessidade de profissionais criativos, inovadores e competitivos, que o sector está a exigir, a Faculdade de Gestão de Turismo e Informática orgulha-se de apresentar este mestrado.... [-]