Master’s in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (

The Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) Programme is a 10-month transformational master’s programme in Karlskrona, Sweden that focuses on advancing students' knowledge, skills, and global networks in order to build their capacity to be strategic leaders in the co-creation of thriving, sustainable societies.


Global society's current path is unsustainable. At the same time, exciting possibilities for new ways forward are emerging—ways that bring human activity into harmony with the greater social and ecological systems that support us, while building better lives for all. How do we change course to create this better future?


We become the leaders and change agents the world needs. We learn to understand our complex world better and to collaborate more strategically and systemically across borders, sectors, and disciplines. We transform the ways we think, plan, make, act, and lead in order to ‘co-create’ a vibrant, sustainable future.


Join us in a stimulating, multicultural and multidisciplinary setting to earn your Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS). Strengthen and develop your personal and professional leadership capacities to navigate the complex sustainability challenge:

·Learn about science- and experience-based methodologies for leading the transition towards sustainability.

·Together with a highly diverse group of peers, practise your skills at effectively combining and using these collaborative, solutions-focused methodologies.

·Be welcomed into a supportive, global community of strategic leaders and change agents working across a broad variety of sectors.


The MSLS curriculum revolves around two integrated core themes:

·Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD)

·Leading in Complexity (LiC)

Over the course of 10 months, students move through a spiral learning process focused on developing both theoretical understanding and practical experience of using SSD and LiC methodologies to enable and engage individuals, organizations, and institutions to take tangible steps towards sustainability.


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“The complex challenges of our time demand us to learn, reflect and come out of our silos to find common solutions together. Through on-the-ground experience, MSLS allows you to immediately apply the leadership approaches and strategic framework you learn, to work through complex issues.”

Sophia Horwitz / Canada / MSLS 2010 / Co-Director and Social Innovation Facilitator at Co*Lab

“The understanding I gained from the MSLS programme on sustainability, leading profound change, and working in diverse groups of people has been extremely valuable professionally. I can't imagine working in the sustainability field without having had the experience.”

Michelle Dyer / USA / MSLS 2006 / Director, Joint Venture TSA Program Management, American Express Global Business Travel; Founding Member, American Express Sustainability Task Force.

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Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 3, 2019
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100,000 SEK
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