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Note that this course is delivered by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (PCSB) is a Master's-level accredited programme from the University of Cambridge. Read more

Note that this course is delivered by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (PCSB) is a Master's-level accredited programme from the University of Cambridge. Designed for senior and mid-career professionals, it is a flexible, practically-applied option for continued professional development, exploring innovations in sustainable business. This course is part of CISL’s mission to empower individuals and organisations to take leadership to tackle critical global challenges.

More specifically, it aims to provide an academically grounded, highly participatory and applied forum for learning around topical sustainability issues, to help professionals develop:

  • a strong foundation in wider global social, environmental and economic trends, and the strategic business case for change
  • the knowledge, skills and confidence to critically engage with a range of strategies and tools for practical action
  • an on-going capacity to work with others to co-create solutions to complex problems, and contribute to a wider community of learning and practice.

About the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), an institute within the School of Technology, has run executive development programmes in sustainability for 25 years, with open programmes in the UK, Europe, North America, South America, South Africa and Australia, and customised programmes for many leading organisations.

Who is the course designed for?

The course has been designed for current and future leaders working in organisations that recognise the importance of sustainable development, and are committed to sharing their knowledge/experience and learning from others. It is an award of the University of Cambridge.

It is assumed that participants will have a reasonably good general knowledge of some of the issues dealt with during the programme. However, it is not essential to have specialised knowledge, and it is not assumed that participants have direct responsibility for sustainability or related areas, such as CSR or environmental affairs.

Structure

The course compromises of two parts:

Part 1 consists of completing one of the Postgraduate Certificates in Sustainable Business (PCSB) or Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC). Following successful completion of one of the Postgraduate Certificates, participants move to the individually tailored PG Dip Part 2.

Please visit our website for details of part two.

Aims of the programme

Participants successfully completing the programme will:

  • Gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business accredited by the University of Cambridge;
  • Deepen their understanding of how sustainability issues impact on their sector, their organisation and their role;
  • Develop the means to articulate the business case for sustainability, whilst balancing stakeholders' needs;
  • Analyse global business challenges, responses and organisational change;
  • Build confidence to discuss emerging trends and issues which affect the business agenda with senior colleagues;
  • Explore best practice and learn collaboratively with other professionals with different perspectives and experts in the field;
  • Enhance their skills and experience in embedding sustainability in mainstream business operations and driving organisational change
  • Become a member of the Cambridge Sustainability Network, which includes over 5,000 CISL alumni, faculty and contributors from around the world, who are leading the way in turning sustainability thinking into practice.

Format

The Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business is completed in two parts, with the second part offering considerable flexibility and choice. Part 1 lasts 10 months (part-time) and students complete with the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains

Part 2 is completed in 6 months – 3 years depending on the student’s circumstances.

During PG Dip Part 1 participants will:

  • Attend two four-day residential workshops in Cambridge
  • Engage in a range of structured e-learning, reading and reflection, in preparation for the residential workshops
  • Undertake two individual practical assignments based on applying learning in their own organisational context
  • Complete a group project with a small group of 5-8 participants, supported by a programme tutor. Groups work on their projects at and between workshops, and an online platform is provided to aid collaboration.
  • Co-operate with fellow participants, share ideas generously and contribute to the fullest extent.

Having successfully completed the PG Dip Part1, participants will move to the PG Dip Part 2, during which they will:

  • Attend three two-day Sustainability Leadership Laboratories of their choice, according to business relevance or area of interest. The Sustainability Leadership Laboratories take place in Cambridge at least four times per year and are currently delivered under the following four broad themes: Operationalising Sustainability, Sustainability Leadership, Sustainable Innovation and Sustainable Finance.
  • Attend two half-day supervisions to meet their Director of Studies and assignment Supervisors. These take place in Cambridge on days adjacent to the Sustainability Leadership Laboratories.
  • Engage in self-study preparatory readings, webinars and an e-learning module.

Assessment

Students:

  • Complete two individual assignments – an analytical case study and a thought leadership essay.
  • Host an interactive webinar on a theme of relevance to sustainability leadership.

Continuation

The department are currently exploring with the University of Cambridge the possibility of Diploma students continuing their study on to a Master’s degree.



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Gain your MSc in Strategic Sustainable Businesss. How to strategically manage and promote sustainable business is at the forefront of decision-making processes and projects of global investors, companies, the public sector and non-governmental organisations. . Read more

Gain your MSc in Strategic Sustainable Businesss

How to strategically manage and promote sustainable business is at the forefront of decision-making processes and projects of global investors, companies, the public sector and non-governmental organisations. 

This MSc in Strategic Sustainable Business provides you with the skills and knowledge for a successful career in sustainable business and corporate social responsibility. It brings together knowledge and applied skills on strategic sustainable management and its environmental, social and economic dimensions. There are three key elements covered by the course: sustainable business, strategic management, and entrepreneurship to lead sustainable change. 

The MSc is a practical one: teaching is based largely on experiences in real-life contexts with inspirational practitioners. It’s delivered by the University of Stirling Management School and the Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living (CSPL), combining academic excellence and practical knowledge in supporting leaders and organisations towards a more-sustainable society.

Why choose Stirling?

  • Sustainability means business — be empowered in sustainable business, strategic management and entrepreneurship to lead sustainable change
  • Sustainable management in practice — tackle environmental, social and economic sustainability issues with external partners facing real-world challenges
  • Endorsed by sustainability leaders — this MSc is endorsed by leading organisations in sustainability (SEPA, Natura Co.); and members of United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • Third in the UK for employability — Stirling is third in the UK for graduate employability and among the top 25 best schools in the UK according to REF 2014
  • Build your sustainability network — be part of a vibrant community of current and future innovators for sustainability with over 120 nationalities represented on campus

Course objectives

The course focuses on the challenges and opportunities of transformative and practical management for sustainability. There’s a balance of theory and practice to help you to prepare for jobs in sustainable management and corporate social responsibility. And our partnerships with sustainably managed organisations provide you with the chance to see how these practices work in the real world.

Over the three semesters, you’ll:

  • Acquire the latest perspectives, knowledge, skills, best practices and experience for a successful career in a variety of emerging sustainability-related jobs
  • Engage with cutting-edge frameworks, best practices and tools, including the UN framework for sustainability leadership
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of sustainable management and it's opportunities and challenges
  • Enhance your ability to lead sustainable projects and initiatives across different sectors
  • Engage in real-world situations in private organisations, the public sector and NGOs
  • Enhance and develop critical, analytical, interpersonal and other transferable skills for strategic sustainable business


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BECOME A SUSTAINABILITY CHANGE AGENT. As part of this two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options that businesses can use to work in a more environmentally and socially friendly manner. Read more

BECOME A SUSTAINABILITY CHANGE AGENT

As part of this two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options that businesses can use to work in a more environmentally and socially friendly manner. By reviewing the academic literature and theory, real-life examples, and business case studies, you will acquire insight into the behaviour of organisations, including processes of organisational change and innovation.

Growing societal demand

Businesses increasingly face significant challenges and opportunities from environmental issues such as climate change, energy, and water and social issues such as labour and human rights, corruption, and transparency. Stakeholders in these businesses – including governments, shareholders, business customers, local communities, consumers, employees, and NGOs – are demanding that companies become more focused on sustainability for themselves and the communities they impact. As a graduate with the knowledge and skills to develop sustainable business practices, you will have excellent career prospects across multiple sectors and industries.

Developing sustainable societies

During your studies, you will learn about topics such as sustainable development, sustainability innovations, life cycle assessment, ecoefficiency and cleaner production, environmental management systems, sustainability reporting, organisational change, and management for sustainability. As a graduate from this programme, you will understand how to help business and organisations in their journey toward making societies more sustainable. The course content is framed by life-cycle thinking, systems thinking, and long-term thinking. If you would like to become a sustainability change agent in positions such as sustainability officer or sustainability director in a business, government agency, or other organisation, this programme offers you the perfect preparation.

Research institute

The Sustainable Business and Innovation programme is closely affiliated with the Innovation Studies, Environmental Governance, and Energy and Resources research group of the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. Research conducted at the Copernicus Institute covers a wide range of issues related to sustainable development and innovation. The content of the programme is also highly visible in the research of the groups. 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

As a student in the Sustainable Business and Innovation Master’s programme, you will:

  • gain the knowledge and skills to engage with businesses and help them become more sustainable
  • acquire an understanding of how to manage a business whilst considering the implications that decisions will have on the environment and societies of today and the future; and
  • learn to connect sustainability with business strategies in order to develop integrative and long-term solutions to environmental and social challenges

This programme is an ideal Master for you if you are a student who wishes to complement a natural science background with knowledge of sustainability social sciences and current business practices. 



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The Master of Sustainable Business (MSusBus) is an interdisciplinary programme providing students with an advanced qualification in sustainability and its relevance to the business community. Read more

The Master of Sustainable Business (MSusBus) is an interdisciplinary programme providing students with an advanced qualification in sustainability and its relevance to the business community.

Drawing upon emerging research in the field, this programme will position graduates for a wider range of career options in the public and private sectors as practitioners and policy makers in fields such as sustainability management for industry, business analysis, sustainable business consulting and sustainable development management.

The Master of Sustainable Business will normally be completed in 12 months of full-time, or 24 months of part-time study.

Programme Requirements

Four compulsory papers (20 points each):

Three of the following elective papers:

  • BSNS 401 The Environment of Business and Economics
  • ECON 405 The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice
  • EMAN 410 Energy Policy
  • ENTR 420 Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • FINC 420 Energy and Carbon Finance
  • GEOG 472 Developments in Environmental Management
  • GEOG 475 Sustaining Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries
  • MANT 415 Advanced Research Practice
  • MANT 455 Leadership Development
  • TOUR 422 Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Plus one of the following (40 points each):

*Students enrolling in MANT 580 should take MANT 415 as one of their elective papers.

Structure of the Programme

The programme of study shall consist seven 20-point papers, together with a 40-point project. (See table above).

A candidate may be exempted from some of the required described on the basis of previous study. Alternative papers will be required at an equivalent level of study.

A candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the project, secure the approval of the Programme Director for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation.

A candidate may not present a project which has previously been accepted for another degree.

A candidate must pass both the papers and the project components of the programme.



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The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC) is a Master's-level graduate programme from the University of Cambridge. Read more

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC) is a Master's-level graduate programme from the University of Cambridge. It equips senior and mid-career professionals and managers with the relevant skills required to establish resilient and sustainable value chains / supply chains that are fit for the future.

Visit the website: http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/component/courses/?view=course&cid=16062

About the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), an institute within the School of Technology, has run executive development programmes in sustainability for 25 years, with open programmes in the UK, Europe, North America, South America, South Africa and Australia, and customised programmes for many leading organisations.

Who is the course designed for?

The course has been designed for current and future leaders working in organisations that recognise the importance of sustainable development, and are committed to sharing their knowledge, experience and learning from others. It is an award of the University of Cambridge, and equivalent to one third of a Master’s degree.

It is assumed that participants will have a reasonably good general knowledge of some of the issues dealt with during the programme. However, it is not essential to have specialised knowledge, and it is not assumed that participants have direct responsibility for sustainability or related areas, such as CSR or environmental affairs.

Format

In recognition of the practical challenges of participants undertaking study whilst holding down a full-time job, the programme does not require prolonged periods away from the workplace. Besides the short residential workshops, the core of the programme is an individual piece of work-related research and the development of a strategic action plan that is relevant to the participant's organisation.

A group project helps to ensure that as much inter-organisational learning takes place as possible. An online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) facilitates communication and collaboration between the short, intensive workshops.

The course runs for nine months and encompasses the following key elements:

- A three-week preparatory phase;

- Two residential workshops;

- Ongoing virtual and non-residential learning activities, including preparatory materials (readings / videos / audios) in advance of the residential workshops;

- Two individual assignments and a collaborative research project;

- Support and facilitation from a team of programme tutors;

- Informal and formal collaboration with fellow participants via email, teleconferences, face-to-face meetings, and the VLE.

In addition to attending the workshops, it is estimated that participants need to undertake at least 3–4 hours of work every week to complete the programme successfully.

Lectures: 40 hours

Seminars and classes: 4 hours

Small-group teaching: 6 hours

Supervision: 6 hours

Structure

The following topics are covered at the two workshops:

  • Environmental, social and economic pressures and drivers
  • Sustainable development concepts and frameworks
  • Developing a critical and analytical mind
  • Building the business case for sustainability
  • Identifying risks and opportunities
  • Systems thinking
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Design and technology policy, standards and regulations
  • Finance, investment and enterprise
  • Sustainability as core business strategy
  •  Culture and governance
  •  Embedding and integration
  •  Resourcing and skills development
  • Influencing and communication
  • Leadership and ethics

Assessment

Analysis paper, 3000 words

Strategic action plan, 3000 words

Group project, 7,000 words

Each assignment contributes one third to the final overall grade.

Continuation

PCSVC is the equivalent to the first third of the Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership programme. The topics covered correspond with those taught during the first Master's workshop and the assignments undertaken are similar to those completed in the first year of the Master's programme.

Alumni of PCSVC who are admitted on to the Master's may be exempt from attending the first Master's workshop (although they are welcome to join for the week), and undertaking the first-year assignments. If exemption is granted, the fee payable is reduced.

It is not necessary to complete the Postgraduate Certificate prior to applying for the Master’s. Furthermore, while completing the PCSVC successfully may strengthen applications to the Master’s, it does not result in preferential access or negate the need to satisfy the Master’s-specific admissions requirements.

How to apply: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying

Funding

Bursary funding is available for deserving candidates who are currently prevented from applying due to financial reasons. These will offer financial support of 25-30% of the programme fee, and in some exceptional cases up to 50% of the programme fee, to assist selected applicants.



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Corporate Social Responsibility, or Corporate Sustainability as leading companies are increasingly re-naming it, has never been more relevant to our organisations. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility, or Corporate Sustainability as leading companies are increasingly re-naming it, has never been more relevant to our organisations. By maximising positive social and environmental business impacts as well as economic ones, this strategic approach creates business opportunities, enables the business to flourish in the long term, and ensures that organisations have a positive impact in the world. The Cranfield Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc will teach you the practicalities of how businesses successfully embed sustainability into their core business purpose and strategy.

The programme equally provides a world-class practical education in the management disciplines required for all senior leadership positions. It therefore shares a number of modules and other programme activities with our Management MSc programme, which is ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world in The Economist Which MBA? Masters in Management (MiM) 2017 ranking.

Who is it for?

  • Graduates with a keen interest in the social, environmental and economic impact that organisations have on the world, and who aspire to embed sustainability into their future management career across a varied range of private, public and not-for-profit organisations, sectors and roles.
  • Early career professionals who wish to transition into a sustainability-focused role.

Why this course?

More than just an academic institution, Cranfield School of Management’s world-class research, consulting and teaching result in practical management solutions that are transforming the world of business today. For 50 years, we have been working with leading companies across the globe, pursuing our mission to improve the practice of management.

Teaching at Cranfield is exclusively focused on postgraduate and executive levels and is designed to nurture your practical business skills and confidence, and places huge emphasis on real-world challenges. You will learn to act on evidence in order to make better management decisions. This leadership development journey explores your personality to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses.

The Cranfield Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc is a highly practical course featuring a distinctive blend of theory and application. You will gain the knowledge and skills required for a career focused on business sustainability, and working with some of our partner organisations you will put this learning into action by working on sustainability projects, finding real business solutions to complex sustainability issues.

You will gain valuable insight into sustainability in practice through a series of master classes and presentations from specialists in the field. Previous masterclass topics have included sustainability marketing, system change, environmental management systems, sustainable innovation, sustainable finance, the board-investor relationship and many more. Some are delivered by companies such as Marks & Spencer, L&G and Diageo at their head offices. Recent guest speakers have included:

You will also have the opportunity to attend corporate social responsibility/sustainability events and conferences with our faculty, including ‘Doing Good Doing Well’ in Barcelona, a two-day conference which includes prominent speakers.

Throughout the programme you will also benefit from the extensive expertise and networks available within our internationally recognised Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility. The Centre works to empower managers with the knowledge and skills to lead successful, sustainable organisations, and includes prominent members including its director Professor David Grayson who teaches on this programme. He has worked with many leading global businesses including BP, Shell, Microsoft and Diageo, as well as OECD, the European Union and the World Bank.

Cranfield is one of the early signatories to the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRIME), and focuses on teaching sustainable business practice that addresses society’s social, environmental and economic goals.

Accreditation

The Cranfield Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc is a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) dual accreditation degree. This provides the opportunity to stand out from other management graduates by achieving the CMI’s professional management qualification alongside your Cranfield degree. 

The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It is the only organisation awarding Chartered Manager status, and has a 100,000+ membership.

Course details

The course comprises thirteen modules, eight covering general management skills and five specialising in corporate sustainability. The ‘Sustainability in Practice’ module provides the opportunity to undertake a practical sustainable business consultancy project. The thesis is also a practical exercise, albeit informed by up-to-date theory. Previous thesis projects have involved working with company sponsors such as Heineken and easyJet. The ‘Managing Corporate Sustainability’ and ‘Creating Sustainable Organisations’ modules provide practical leadership skills in driving sustainable business, from strategic issues such as the circular economy to topics such as sustainable innovation, reporting and employee engagement. The ‘Applied Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability’ module is taught by environmental experts from Cranfield’s School of Water, Energy and Environment, and provides the specialist skills needed to assess and manage environmental impacts from operations to the supply chain.

Individual project

The thesis will require you to undertake a major research project based on a real sustainability business issue. You will apply your management knowledge, skills and analytical abilities to real-life situations and demonstrate your ability to research issues, critically evaluate data and information, apply tools and techniques to solve management problems, and write a report concisely, informatively and persuasively.

Assessment

Taught modules (65%) are assessed by a combination of group work, written assignments, and examination. The individual thesis (35%) is written individually and submitted at the end of the course.

Your career

At Cranfield you will receive support to help you plan an effective career strategy, whether you are looking to secure your first role in corporate sustainability, or wanting to take your career to the next level. The Cranfield Career Development Service will help you to plan your personal and professional development and provide you with lifelong career management skills.

Last year's Management and Corporate Sustainability MSc graduates secured jobs with a diverse range of companies including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Heineken, USB Asset Management and SIRE Life Sciences.



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The results of unsustainable human development in the 21st century are evident as climate change, species extinction, pollution, poverty and inequality become inescapable global realities. Read more

About the course

The results of unsustainable human development in the 21st century are evident as climate change, species extinction, pollution, poverty and inequality become inescapable global realities. The next big challenge for society is to transform our economy to incorporate the principles of sustainability. This presents an exciting opportunity to rethink, redesign and rebuild a positive future for business practice.

The MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development) is an 18-month programme – 12 months for the study at Brunel followed by a six-month professional development phase. There is an option to complete the MSc in Sustainability,
Entrepreneurship and Design in 12 months (without the professional development phase) but students will be encouraged to engage with the professional development phase to achieve the maximum from the programme.

Brunel University also offers the Graduate Entrepreneur post-study visa, which represents a perfect opportunity for our international graduates to apply their new skills in the UK following graduation.

The course is jointly run between the College of Health and Life Sciences, the School of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, and Brunel Business School.

Aims

This programme will equip entrepreneurial minded graduates with two essential ingredients:

- firstly, the mindset and ability to play a key role in building a sustainable world – one that is not only prosperous, but also environmentally stable and socially inclusive
- secondly, hands-on experience, such that they can become entrepreneurs, business leaders, change-makers and innovators.

Upon graduating, students will be able to become key figures in local, regional, national or global businesses; holistic thinkers and visionary leaders in their communities, corporations, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

They will be encouraged to infuse environmental awareness into societies and make tangible contributions to the theory and practice of environmental protection, sustainable business and a circular (green) economy.

Course Content

Core modules

Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development
Entrepreneurship
Business Planning
International Business Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Governance
Sustainable Design
Professional Design Studio
Integrated Assessment - Sustainability, Entreprenuership and Design
Dissertation
Sustainable Development in Practice (Compulsory for the MSc with professional development).

Teaching

The programme will be delivered beginning with an overview of core concepts and followed by progressively deeper consideration and application of the concepts later on through a self-directed learning approach. It is structured to provide leadership opportunities and move progressively from learning the "rules of the game" to "playing the game". This means that as the programme progresses it becomes less instructor-led and more student-led where students direct their learning towards their own needs and tap the collective wisdom of the group via project work.

There will be four integrated streams:

1. Ecological and sustainability theory
2. Leadership
3. Design and Innovation
4. Business planning and start up.

The benefits of this combination will be unique; students will be cross trained, drawing upon the resources of a world class university. They will develop three complementary networks of peers and alumni and engage in Brunel’s collegiate experience, interacting with students and faculty from three corners of the university. Through this combination, graduates will able to enter the professional arena with an energetic and inspired approach to societal change.

By taking part in the programme, students will gain:

o The deep scientific knowledge for strategic planning towards a sustainable society, including ecological theory and sustainability design principles
o Innovation, creativity and team working skills
o Experiential learning and mentorship from leading entrepreneurs and business leaders
o Communication skills to enable working with members of engineering, design and marketing teams
o Leadership skills
o Intensive corporate exposure
o Career paths as sustainability practitioners in business, academia, government, and community organisations.
o Business start up opportunities
o Membership of the Made in Brunel Sustainable Business alumni, an elite group of successful ecopreneurs and their mentors
o Additional support to enhance your employability skills beyond the MSc through the Business Life Programme.

Assessment

- Integrated coursework on core sustainability and business, and sustainability & design module content.
- Formal written examinations
- Individual and Group coursework assignments
- Oral and Poster presentations
- Dissertation in the form of a Business plan, product design or research proposal
- Reflective Portfolio (for optional six-month Professional Development period)

Special Features

The programme has a number of innovative features. For example:

The fusion of environmental education with design, entrepreneurial and business skills

Structural flexibility - so that the needs and desires of individuals can be met through offering optional modules within various themes relevant to sustainable enterprise

Practice based assessments - for example, the development of a detailed business plan for those who wish to start their own business, a product design for those taking the designer/innovator route, or a research proposal for those wishing to pursue a career in research or bid writing

Professional development activities - following the multidisciplinary learning programme, students will undertake a six month professional development activity in which - for example - they will undertake an internship or start their own business. (The provision of incubator space for these students will be an integral part of the MSc and is another distinctive feature of the programme. The students will also be equipped with pitching skills and a business mentor).

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If you are planning to work as an independent entrepreneur in your own business, or as a leading “intrapreneur” within an established company, the Master in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation (120 ECTS) provides you with the necessary skills. Read more

If you are planning to work as an independent entrepreneur in your own business, or as a leading “intrapreneur” within an established company, the Master in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation (120 ECTS) provides you with the necessary skills. The objective is to help values-driven, ecologically and socially responsible entrepreneurs in developing business plans and business models that make a difference.

The programme starts in September 2018. For more information on the Master in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation, please download the brochure.

What You Study

Business as usual is over! Add some adventure to your career development and explore new horizons.

Practical tools and methods for a sustainable business development

  • Lecture-based learning on sustainable entrepreneurship, values-based innovation, business sustainability, management and leadership, entrepreneurial tools and methods
  • Project-based practicing in business planning, development and modelling (business modelling project, consultancy project, business development project or internship, and a sustainable entrepreneurship & innovation project leading to 34 ECTS in total)
  • Elective courses in the field of management and leadership (or entrepreneurial tools and methods)
  • Preparatory courses for planning and conducting a research thesis
  • Compulsory courses in two foreign languages (different levels) and personal career development

This programme is the right choice if you want to…

  • assume the important role entrepreneurs and “intrapreneurs” can play in sustainability transformations of markets and society
  • work in an international context
  • engage in developing your own business models, business plans and consulting projects
  • grow your network by meeting teachers and researchers who share your passion for sustainable business approaches and build strong partnerships with major leading companies and entrepreneurs
  • add value to your CV by leveraging the highly ranked ESCP Europe Business School


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If you are planning to work as an independent entrepreneur in your own business, or as a leading “intrapreneur” within an established company, the Master in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation (120 ECTS) provides you with the necessary skills. Read more

If you are planning to work as an independent entrepreneur in your own business, or as a leading “intrapreneur” within an established company, the Master in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation (120 ECTS) provides you with the necessary skills. The objective is to help values-driven, ecologically and socially responsible entrepreneurs in developing business plans and business models that make a difference.

The programme starts in September 2018. For more information on the Master in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation, please download the brochure.

What You Study

Business as usual is over! Add some adventure to your career development and explore new horizons.

Practical tools and methods for a sustainable business development

  • Lecture-based learning on sustainable entrepreneurship, values-based innovation, business sustainability, management and leadership, entrepreneurial tools and methods
  • Project-based practicing in business planning, development and modelling (business modelling project, consultancy project, business development project or internship, and a sustainable entrepreneurship & innovation project leading to 34 ECTS in total)
  • Elective courses in the field of management and leadership (or entrepreneurial tools and methods)
  • Preparatory courses for planning and conducting a research thesis
  • Compulsory courses in two foreign languages (different levels) and personal career development

This programme is the right choice if you want to…

  • assume the important role entrepreneurs and “intrapreneurs” can play in sustainability transformations of markets and society
  • work in an international context
  • engage in developing your own business models, business plans and consulting projects
  • grow your network by meeting teachers and researchers who share your passion for sustainable business approaches and build strong partnerships with major leading companies and entrepreneurs
  • add value to your CV by leveraging the highly ranked ESCP Europe Business School


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You will gain project management skills and develop the strategic acumen required to direct global enterprises. We will support your development through a Dissertation or Consultancy Project, where you will benefit from our expertise as one of UK’s most research-intensive modern universities (REF 2014). Read more
  • You will gain project management skills and develop the strategic acumen required to direct global enterprises.
  • We will support your development through a Dissertation or Consultancy Project, where you will benefit from our expertise as one of UK’s most research-intensive modern universities (REF 2014).
  • You will join the Global Leadership Programme, a programme of professional development workshops and company visits designed to help you develop the skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced global business.
  • You will participate in an international management field trip and gain direct experience of international management practice. 

Summary

The Roehampton MBA focuses on responsible leadership for sustaining competitive advantage and managing projects in a global context, whilst providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the main functional areas of business management such as strategy, marketing, finance and organisational change. The Roehampton MBA puts emphasis on the analysis of global organisation’s best practices and strategies and it provides the opportunity to pursue a Consultancy Project with either a multinational corporation or a leading SME in London.

This programme has been designed with influence from successful London-based entrepreneurs, to address the needs of global business in the 21st century. This MBA will prepare you for the challenges of senior management within an international business environment. 

Included in the programme’s fees, you will be offered the opportunity to join an international management field trip to a European country, where you will visit companies and will have the opportunity to reflect on current management issues and strategic solutions. The international management field trip will offer you an invaluable opportunity to practice teamwork, to contextualize and apply your international business management knowledge to a number of international companies and cultural contexts.

Content

The Roehampton MBA is an intensive management programme that will enhance your career in international business and related specialist areas and ensure your ‘global career readiness’. The programme will be directly relevant to your professional background and expertise, as learning is related to, and informed by, your own work experience. The programme is delivered by academics and practitioners that are leading experts in their field, and is characterised by quality teaching that is research informed.

The MBA characterised by:

  1. A global perspective, capitalising on your prior work experience, reflected in the programme content and assessment strategy.
  2. The opportunity to apply theory to real business situations and selected international case studies, and to compile a consultancy report.
  3. Learning and teaching focused on your career-readiness and addressing contemporary challenges in 21st century global businesses.
  4. A blended approach to teaching and learning that is technology enabled through the use of Moodle.

On successful completion of your MBA you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and manage global business operations; to absorb complex information; to make difficult strategic decisions and communicate them effectively; and to lead and manage cross-cultural project teams.

Modules

The Pre-Induction Programme

Students who have not previously studied business will be offered additional support in the form of an on-line preparatory, pre-induction programme of study that they will be encouraged to complete before the start of their programme.

Global Leadership Programme

Roehampton Business School is offering to all its PG students an innovative and ambitious Global Leadership Programme alongside their PG awards. The programme runs in parallel with the taught modules and it is complementary to them

Core modules (Autumn term)

Core modules (Spring term)

Optional Modules (20 credits)

Dissertation and Project Modules

Students must choose one of the following:

* The Consultancy Project requires an internship or partnership agreement with a suitable organisation. Internships are normally unpaid. You will need to secure the external partner, but will be supported throughout this process by the university’s careers team and the Business School. The Internship will usually be over a 12-week period on-site at the chosen company.

Compulsory and Required modules

Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules

Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.



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This course is run by our Global Sustainability Institute in partnership with the Eden Project and Change Agents UK. You’ll learn first-hand from sustainability researchers, experience inspirational practitioners and apply your new skills and knowledge in a work placement. Read more
This course is run by our Global Sustainability Institute in partnership with the Eden Project and Change Agents UK. You’ll learn first-hand from sustainability researchers, experience inspirational practitioners and apply your new skills and knowledge in a work placement. Our course will help you become an agent for positive change.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/sustainability

We’ll give you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to lead the way to a more sustainable future in business, government and society.

In the first part our taught modules give you an up-to-date knowledge of key sustainability challenges, and of the scientific findings and policy issues that underlie them. You’ll develop your ability to understand complex environmental, economic and social systems and apply this knowledge to help create a more sustainable future. Residential workshops in Cambridge and Peterborough are complimented by online learning including discussions and webinars.

In the second part you’ll learn how to apply this knowledge as a sustainable business and for a sustainable economy. You’ll spend time learning and living at the Eden Project in Cornwall experiencing first-hand how it functions as a world-renowned visitor attraction and as a sustainable business. Finally, you’ll get the chance to practice what you have learned in the workplace, gaining valuable work experience and rehearsing your future as a ‘catalyst for change for sustainability’. You’ll also undertake your own piece of research, a Major Project on a sustainability topic of your choice.

Our course is open to graduates from all disciplines and attracts students with backgrounds in the arts, science and business. Some go on to become sustainability specialists whilst others return to their discipline or previous career sector to ‘do things differently’ using the knowledge and skills they’ve developed to change business practice, communities and policy.

See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/sustainability

Careers

Our course will prepare you for many roles, including sustainability consultant to businesses, governments or NGOs, education, or founding your own sustainable business. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Sustainability PhD.

Core modules

Introduction to Sustainability and Systems
System Pressures
Measuring and Monitoring
Governance and Behavioural Change
Better Business
Working Towards Change
Research Methods
Dissertation

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through reports, essays, journal articles, presentations, outline plans and designs, and your dissertation.

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Specialist facilities

Our course mixes online learning with week-long residential workshops at our campuses in Cambridge and Peterborough, and at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Work placements

Change Agents UK will help you arrange a suitable placement and support you in the workplace. It’s the opportunity to put your growing knowledge into practice, promoting sustainable change in a real-world environment.

Residential dates for a September 2015 start

Trimester 1
Week 1: 21-25 September, Cambridge
Week 5: 26-30 October, Cambridge
Week 10: 27-29 November, Peterborough

Trimester 2
Week 2: 8-12 February, Eden Project, Cornwall
Week 10: 18-22 April, Eden Project, Cornwall

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The MSc Global Business & Sustainability is a world leading programme dealing with the complex sustainability challenges faced by business in an integrated manner. Read more

The MSc Global Business & Sustainability is a world leading programme dealing with the complex sustainability challenges faced by business in an integrated manner.

Why study Global Business and Sustainability

In the face of a multi-faceted sustainability crisis this programme educates students with the skills and in-depth knowledge necessary to become innovative business leaders finding opportunity through providing societal solutions.

Through extensive interaction with business, our students think critically and constructively about international corporate strategies, sustainable business models, corporate governance, and stakeholder relationships.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as a top 10 player by the Financial Times European Masters in Management list. It has the widest selection of one-year MSc programmes in the Netherlands and is located in a city with a truly international flavour.

We offer:

  • A ground breaking master programme which examines critical aspects of the sustainability challenges facing business.
  • Teaching of cutting-edge of advancements in sustainable business and underlying theory of leadership, issues management, corporate integrity and responsibility.
  • Skills and expertise for a meaningful international career in either the business, governmental or non-profit sectors.

You will:

  • understand the societal dimension of business operations;
  • learn how businesses can contribute to society through interaction with both public and private stakeholders;
  • learn through case studies, internships and research;
  • gain extensive skills to become a business, academic or government leader;
  • and earn an MSc in Global Business & Sustainability.

Career prospectives

Graduates of this programme possess the analytical, interdisciplinary and problem solving skills that are in high demand in many organisations.



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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised business qualification. Read more
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised business qualification. The MBA is seen by many world-class business organisations as an essential passport that graduate students must acquire in order to enhance their managerial prospects/careers in a world characterised by strong global competition, new technological leaps, continuous change, corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethical and sustainable business management and the speed of change and its global nature.

Learning to manage in this business context requires new and higher levels of knowledge, business and personal skills. Hence, companies will continue to seek graduate MBA students with a view to renewing and refreshing their organisation and who possess the skills needed to implement change, to turn threats into opportunities and to sustain and improve their organisation’s competitive advantage.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Choosing to study an MBA at Coventry Business School will enable you to enhance your career prospects and as number one modern university and ranked 33rd overall in the Guardian League table we offer a very competitive package with our MBA’s structured to reflect the modern business environment and all modules are delivered by staff with specific research and industrial expertise. Furthermore the Business and Management Studies subject area is ranked 12th in the Guardian League tables.

Our Prestigious Leadership Lectures offer our students the chance to gain a real insight into the world of business with intimate talks from industry icons such as Julie White the Business Woman of the Year, Dean Walton Co-Founder and Director of Mask-arade who appeared on Dragons Den and Peter Robson who is the retired MD of Sun Hydraulics.

With an emphasis on enhanced student experience our course offers increased professor lectures and Field trips. Previous students have visited places and facilities such as Oman, India, Manchester United FC, BMW Mini and JLR offering them the opportunity to learn about business practises across the globe. Students will also be supported by the Professional Mentor scheme, which includes team managers from industry, entrepreneurs and Faculty Professors. As well as this our MBAs have a dedicated director and students' forums and we offer all MBA students the opportunity to be involved in the GLP Programme.

You will also have the option of enrolling on the internship programme (subject to availability and acceptance). The internship can provide increased opportunities to undertake a workplace experience that can both enhance your employability and also enable a better understanding of theory in practice.

The University’s ability to deliver high-quality courses in a competitive market is evident in the 2013 Guardian League where we were ranked 33rd overall and 12th for our business school. We offer our students the opportunities and support needed to strive for a better future.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Coventry Business School offers a variety of MBA degrees reflecting the research and teaching strengths of the Business School staff and based on the requirements of contemporary businesses. They range from the more general to the more industry or business specific with each carefully designed to cater for the career aspirations and backgrounds of the graduate student.

International Business MBA - appreciate the nature of global business activities and conduct a competitive analysis in order to select the best country market and identify and determine best entry mode strategy for the target country and develop the marketing plan. To analyse and critique a range of current and emerging global logistics & supply chain practices, trends and any subsequent issues that may arise. Also to gain comprehensive understanding of globalisation and its impact on logistics and supply chain management.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

Semester 1 Modules
-Principles of Marketing
-Financial Analysis and Decision-Making
-Human Resource Management
-Strategic Analysis

Semester 2 Modules (Pathway modules are also taken in semester)
-Corporate and Ethical Social Responsibility
-International Leadership
-Managing Change across Cultures

Semester 3
-Dissertation
OR
-Company Internship

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

The MBA is a means of enhancing your career prospects as well as opening doors for future middle and senior managers. A Coventry University Business school MBA will enable you to meet your career aspirations successfully and quickly.

WORK PLACEMENTS

As part of our MBA programmes students have the option of enrolling on the internship placement.

This module normally lasts between 8–12 weeks and provides students with an opportunity to undertake a workplace project on behalf of an organisation.

Coventry University Business School works closely with companies across the UK and Europe to offer a wide variety of internships.

Students must successfully meet the following assessment criteria:
-Academic: successfully complete all Semester 1 modules including research methods at the first attempt;
-CV shortlisting: submit a CV, which will be used for competitive short listing by the internship panel;
-Presentation: prepare and successfully deliver a formal presentation;
-Interview: interview with the University internship panel.

After completing the Internship, you are required to write an extensive report based on the managerial and educational experience derived from the internship itself and present your findings to both the employers and academic staff.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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Research profile. The Business School received full research training accreditation in the 2005 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Recognition Exercise. Read more

Research profile

The Business School received full research training accreditation in the 2005 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Recognition Exercise.

The School has significant research expertise in the following subject areas:

There is a long tradition of teaching and research in business and management at the University. Research degrees are offered in most disciplines within business and management, subject to the availability of suitable supervisors.

The School has links with other Schools in the University, including Social and Political Studies, Mathematics and Law allowing students with cross-disciplinary interests to find expertise, support and supervision.

In recent years the School has funded several generous studentships, helping to ensure a continuing high calibre intake.

Members of the School are involved in the following centres of research:

For more information on our School and staff research interests, see our subject groups:

Training and support

Our students undertake training in research skills and design, research methodologies in business and management and, through supervised reading courses, develop their knowledge in specific areas of business and management research. Research training courses involve a combination of lectures, seminars and self-directed reading, and are mainly assessed by means of extended essays. Thesis research and writing is guided by two or more supervisors appointed from the academic staff of the University. Progress is formally evaluated annually.

Facilities

The School has dedicated work spaces for research students, offering computer and phone access. Students also have access to the staffroom and syndicate rooms. Students are encouraged to use the online facilities of the HUB which provides extensive access to a wide range of business information, management research databases and online journals.



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How can you understand the strategic drivers of long-term success of a company?. How can you respond to the challenges and pressures of the global economy and turn them into sound, innovative and socially responsible business opportunities?. Read more

How can you understand the strategic drivers of long-term success of a company?

How can you respond to the challenges and pressures of the global economy and turn them into sound, innovative and socially responsible business opportunities?

If your goal is to become a future innovative and successful manager, entrepreneur or consultant, acting in a global scenario, the Master in Strategic Management for Global Business is the best choice you can make.

The Master offers an organic vision of business and of the broader needs of the world we live in.

It provides an outstanding managerial and entrepreneurial academic preparation, based on practical and interactive teaching methods.

It offers networking opportunities with market leaders and professionals and will teach you how to leverage on the issues such as sustainability, corporate social responsibility and impact management to boost business strategies.

Eventually, through the tailor-made Action Project (an internship, a consultancy project or the development of your company’s business and marketing plan), you will be guided towards your future professional growth.

Make the first step into a brilliant career: join the Master in Strategic Management for Global Business!

Strategic Management for Global Business

The Master in Strategic Management for Global Business will teach you how to understand the strategic drivers of long-term success of a company. You will learn how to recognize the challenges and pressures of the global economy and to turn them into sound, innovative and socially responsible business opportunities. You will learn how to leverage on the issues of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability and impact management to boost business strategies. You will receive an outstanding managerial and entrepreneurial academic preparation; you will listen to and network with market leaders and professionals; you will learn through practical and interactive teaching methods; you will be guided towards your future career as a manager, entrepreneur or consultant in a tailormade Action Project.

Learning objectives

Students will acquire:

● An all-round understanding and ability to work in and strategically manage all functions of a company, the latter seen as an organic mechanism that relates to a global economic and social environment

● Knowledge and tools to draw a sound and sustainable business and marketing plan for new entrepreneurial initiatives that have to play locally and compete globally

● Skills and metrics to analyze an existing company (family business or client), highlighting strengths and weaknesses in order to develop and propose innovative and effective development plans, as entrepreneurs or strategic consultants

Curriculum

The Master has a blended formula, mixing online courses that can be attended from home (introductory autumn session and summer session), in-class courses (October 2018 - June 2019) and the on-field project (internship or paper).

Courses will be grouped in the following five streams (corresponding to a set of competences to be developed):

Design strategy. Main topics: Business and Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship and business planning, Operations and project management, Innovation and Sustainability.

Manage organization and people. Main topics: Organization and HRM, Multicultural management, Leadership

Target global markets. Main topics: Strategic and digital marketing, Communication and promotion, Sales strategies and operations

Measure business performance. Main topics: Economics, Accounting, Finance

Trend topics: Moreover, dedicated seminars and workshops will analyze the hottest market trend-topics

On-field project

The Master includes a three months on-field project, whose aim is to give students the opportunity to experience and put the competences and skills acquired with the master into practice.

The on-field project can be an internship, a business plan for a start-up or an existing company, a consultancy project or a research paper.

Career opportunities & professional recognition

The Master prepares students to become:

● Managers capable of guiding enterprises’ processes and functions in an innovative, sustainable and socially responsible way, both in small and medium enterprises and in multinational contexts

● Entrepreneurs of small and large scale enterprises capable of starting a new business and/or expanding an existing one

● Consultants capable of professionally and effectively interacting with clients and able to propose innovative strategic solutions for their business



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