The Sustainable Management programmes from Uppsala University main aim is twofold. The first concerns exploration of several topical issues around sustainability in relation to business administration. The second aim is to put these in a wider perspective. We do this by inviting you to an international and cross-disciplinary environment where you together with your fellow programme participants work intensely during one year to develop your skills, understanding, and toolbox in relation to sustainable management. From commitment of the teachers, closeness to the students in the unique environment in Visby that Campus Gotland offers, there are great possibilities to do this in the spirit of liberal arts. You are given vast freedom to deepen your knowledge in the areas and problems you feel passionate about within the frames of the programme. The programme focus is management and sustainability in a wider context, but just as central is your development; your own thinking and acting in relation to those concerns.
The programme prepares students for careers as managers in business firms as well as in public organisations, in as much local as well as international contexts. Work tasks may include leading strategy development to assure accountability, as well as contemporary social and environmental analyses in the intersection of business, society and environment. The aim of the programme is to promote critical thinking and thereby contribute to the development responsible future leaders.
The programme leads to a Master of Science in Business and Economics, 60 credits, with Business Studies as the main field of study.
In the first semester the courses are common for all programme participants and give a broad understanding of issues related to sustainability and management. During the first semester you will take four courses that run on half speed, which means you will study two courses in parallel. We start with an introductory course about sustainability from a business perspective. Parallel to this you will take a course in international business where mainly the multinational companies’ role in societal development is studied. The second period contains a course in marketing where analysis of consumers’ role in the sustainability discussion is analysed. Simultaneously a course in philosophy of science and research methods is given in which you are encouraged to start planning for your master's thesis work.During the second semester you will take two more courses during the first period, in management and human geography. The second period of this semester will be entirely devoted to the master's thesis and connected seminars. The master's thesis is a 15 credits independent work that will explore a particular problem of you own choice within the area of sustainable management.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.
Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000
Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
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