The Cranfield MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in business, with an emphasis on corporate sustainability. The programme meets the growing demand for managers who have the ability, confidence and inspiration to place sustainability and responsibility at the heart of how they manage.
This one-year full-time programme will help you to make the link between understanding management and corporate sustainability theory and concepts, and applying them practically in a real-world business environment.
Cranfield School of Management bridges the gap between the corporate and academic worlds to promote sustainable business management. Our close connections within industry have enabled us to create and develop a 'community of practice' in the field, in which we serve as researchers, mentors and educators.
The MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability has been developed to produce practical, proactive corporate sustainability managers. Our teaching methods encourage the co-production of ideas and knowledge sharing, self-development and team working. You will be supported in your personal and professional development throughout the programme.
Delivered in a varied, stimulating and experiential learning environment, all taught modules consist of formal lectures, in-class case discussions and self-study.
You will gain an understanding of core management theories, concepts, tools and techniques, and learn how to apply them creatively in real-life situations.
The academic design of the course is underpinned by the reality of real-world corporate sustainable business issues, allowing you to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly into the workplace on completion of the programme.
English Language Requirements
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:
IELTS - 6.5 overall and 6.5 in the writing component
TOEFL - 92 and a writing score 21
Pearson PTE Academic - 65
Cambridge English Scale - 180
Cambridge English: Advanced - C
Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low.
We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date).
The course comprises nine general management and specialist modules in corporate sustainability, a sustainable business consultancy project and a thesis based on a real sustainable business issue of your choice.
You will study a range of thirteen modules in corporate sustainability and complete a thesis based on a real sustainable business issue of your choice.
- Marketing Strategy and Planning
- Managing People and Organisations
- Managing Profitability, Liquidity and Asset Utilisation
- Improving Decision Quality with Management Science
- Economics for Managers
- Managing Operations
- Strategic Management
- Managing Corporate Sustainability
- Management Consulting
- Creating Sustainable Organisations
- Applied Science of Environmental Sustainability
- Sustainability in Practice
- Research Methods and Statistics
The thesis will require you to undertake a major research project based on a real sustainability business issue in an organisation of your choice. 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.
Learning is assessed through a combination of assignments and written exams. Modules containing a high theoretical content are assessed by examination, and written assignments are used where practical application is more relevant, or where knowledge and understanding may be demonstrated through discussion or critique of a particular topic.
Our Career Development Service will help you to plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development, and to develop a set of career management skills that will remain with you throughout your career.
Services available to students include: interview skills workshops; career planning workshops; CV and cover letter workshops; searchable online CV service; job matching service; networking opportunities; on-campus company presentations; careers fair; sector events; individual career consultations.
Companies that have recently recruited graduates from our other full-time programmes to management roles include:
- Credit Suisse
- Marks & Spencer
- Sony Ericsson
- United Nations
For further information
On this course, please visit our course webpage http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/Management-and-Corporate-Sustainability
You will need: a UK first or second class Honours degree in a relevant subject area or; an equivalent international qualification; or relevant work experience in combination with a degree below second class Honours.