This lively part-time MSc programme will challenge you to engage with the growing international debate and practice around sustainability, business and responsibility.
Get to grips with areas as diverse as environmental and ecological economics, ecology and living systems, sustainable development and design or human rights and social justice and the way in which they affect the global supply chain, business practice and planning for the future.
During the programme you will:
Explore sustainability and corporate responsibility from multiple perspectives
Engage with leading-edge practitioners and organisations featuring values-based practice
Develop skills and apply disciplined action research and action learning
Develop and apply your capacity as an informed and self-aware individual contributing to organisational and social change
Inform the growing world-wide debate on the purpose and responsibilities of business
Benefit from strong peer support, shared learning and a dynamic learning environment
This programme is intended for people working in businesses, consultants, activists, public sector managers and NGO professionals.
Two years part time
Six 3-day residential classes plus online learning
Action research approach that helps you integrate theory and practice
A learning community which will support and challenge you
Extensive alumni network of informed professionals
Participants use this programme to make meaningful and lasting shifts in their ability to act effectively as leaders, change agents, pioneers and provocateurs in their chosen fields. Participants grapple with leading edge theory and best practice and ask deep questions of themselves and others in service of the work they really want to develop in the world.The result is a learning approach that creates genuine shifts in confidence, understanding and the ability to respond through your work to the key challenges of our time.
Central to the programme is the use of Action Research as a disciplined approach to learning, research and change. Simply put, Action Research asks you to become an active researcher into your own life, work and organisation. You will be encouraged
to experiment with your activities and approaches at work, in response to the topics raised on the programme. Each workshop includes some time in small peer learning groups and in the whole group, helping you become clearer about the questions that lie at the heart of the work you wish to do in the world. You will be supported by tutors and programme colleagues to reflect on your purposes, strategies, actions and on the feedback you get as you try to create change. Our experience is that this combination of an Action Research approach, sustainability and responsibility topics, and theories of learning, change and leadership is what makes this such a powerful and practical learning opportunity.
Meet the Ashridge
Find out more about the programme: http://www.ashridge.org.uk/qualifications/masters-in-sustainability-and-responsibility/programme-detail/
This programme is under review
First degree or equivalent or significant professional experience without an undergraduate degreeIdeally you will have a degree which was taught and assessed in English and/or significant professional experience of using spoken and written English. You may be asked to satisfy IELTS/TOEFL standards (minimum spoken and written scores of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL IBT 100 or Pearson Test of English Academic 60).The programme is anchored in practice and you will be expected to reflect on and explore activities in your organisation, community or professional activities between workshops.