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.
Four compulsory papers (20 Points each): MANT 414 Research Process MANT 437 Organisations and Sustainability MANT 450 Governance and Social Responsibility MANT 458 Advanced Management Studies
Three of the following elective papers: 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 451 Strategic Thinking MANT 455 Leadership Development TOUR 422 Tourism and Global Environmental Change
Plus one of the following (40 Points each): BSNS 501 Applied Project BSNS 580 Research Project
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 Head of Department concerned 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.
Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce). Every applicant must either: be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the relevant 300-level papers, or: normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the papers satisfying the final year requirements for that major subject; or: in considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme.
Recipient: University of Otago
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