1-Year MSc in Management for Sustainable Business

Shaping proactive, forward-thinking professionals to put sustainability at the heart of business.

1-Year MSc in Management for Sustainable Business

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The MSc in Management for Sustainable Business is an essential program for: 
  • Situating business in social and environmental systems; exploring complex global challenges and how they relate to business and different business functions;
  • Developing holistic, inclusive and sustainable strategies and business models to bring stakeholders and sustainable development to the heart of business;
  • Acquiring the technical expertise required for CSR certification, auditing and reporting as well as the latest developments in sustainability from different business functions such as strategy, supply chain, finance and accounting;
  • Developing skills necessary to be proactive, innovative and forward-thinking and to instigate and lead change;
  • Exploring critical issues such as waste, circularity, diversity and inclusion from interdisciplinary experts and actors in the field;
  • Fostering a critical, inquisitive and creative spirit; 
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  • Rhythm:
    Full time
  • Total duration:
    14 months maximum
  • Degree:
    Master of science - Grade Master, Visé BAC+5
  • Language(s):
  • Format:
    In person
  • Campus:
    Audencia Atlantic Campus - Nantes
  • Start Date:
  • Number of places:
  • VAE accessible:
  • Entry level:
    BAC +4, BAC +5
  • Duration of internship / Work experience:
    4-6 months
  • Training schedule:
    The 1-year MSc program offers a total of 408 hours of training
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Program Benefits

  • Broad sustainability vision combined with state of the art knowledge and specific tools and skills
  • Latest academic research and insights from experts and practitioners
  • Professionalising orientation including external carbon footprint assessment certification and focus on business functions
  • Interdisciplinary approach including business, engineering and law
  • Learning by doing, place-based pedagogy through consulting and city projects
  • Attention to personal development, reflection and critical thinking, emotional intelligence and eco-anxiety 

A word from the program director

"Sustainability challenges are all around us, globally and locally, and many such as climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality are urgent. Business plays a fundamental role in addressing these challenges and the transitions associated with them. The MSc in Management for Sustainable Business aims to shape proactive, forward-thinking sustainability professionals with a broad vision and specific professional tools and skills who are ready to act on these challenges."

Originally from the UK, Dr Jennifer Goodman is Associate Professor of CSR & Sustainability at Audencia. Jennifer holds a PhD in Management Sciences and has contributed to European and Canadian funded research programmes and projects in Spain, Canada, Finland and France. She has published widely on a variety of sustainability topics and currently heads the CARES research community at Audencia.