Our world is changing. Climate change is already having a visible impact, and biodiversity losses are becoming distinctly observable. Businesses, as well as society at large, thus acknowledge the need to assume our responsibility for sustainable management of the economy and our livelihoods.
Politicians are following that call. Renewable energy technologies are reaching advanced stages, and more resource-efficient solutions from a circular economy or the sharing economy are starting to spread. Start-ups are developing innovative solutions for urban farming, and cities considering green infrastructure or modern mobility concepts. Companies are asked to report on their environmental and social impacts and to develop responsible supply chains in their highly internationalized operations. The changes to the business are inevitable and are more important than ever.
The Master in International Sustainability Management equips you with the knowledge and skills to manage this change. It offers a broad portfolio of classes on the problems we face, solutions to discuss, and management tools to deal with the transition.
As a Master of Science, the programme is grounded in science and research but also takes on a business perspective. We are convinced that future managers need to understand the world and context in which they operate before implementing viable solutions.
The programme, therefore, starts with an introduction to sustainability research and natural science foundations on climatology and ecosystems. Alongside an initial acquaintance with the business side of sustainability management, the Master addresses the economics perspective on resource exploitation and emission control on which government regulations are formed. The curriculum then continues to alternate between business frameworks for a sustainability transition and topics such as NGO management or sustainable governance.
Making that difference
The two-year programme is taught at ESCP’s Berlin and Paris campuses, with two fixed terms in each city. In term 5 you will write your Master's thesis. Term 6 allows you to do an internship wherever in the world you like. The class composition is highly international. This blend and the mobile lifestyle will ideally prepare you for a global career.
Discussions and a high level of teamwork will equip you with the interpersonal skills to argue your position and persuade others, as well as collaborate cross-culturally with your peers. Student societies and associations offer the possibility to engage sustainably right away, offering you an ever-growing network and leadership skills.
The programme is designed for future business leaders, but might just as well guide you to a career in consulting, governance, politics or an NGO. Work where you can make the impact you want.