Sustainable Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
The common focal point for those applying to this one-year Master's programme is the drive to work for a more sustainable world. The  Sustainable Management programme is offered at Uppsala University.


The Sustainable Management programme 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.

Programme Structure

First semester

The first semester consists of four profile courses which together give a broad understanding of issues related to sustainable management. We start with an introductory course on sustainability from a business perspective. Here corporate governance is emphasised and we discuss how the single company can handle sustainable business. We then broaden the scope of analysis and and look into the role of the business context in relation to sustainable management. The main focus of the international business course is how multinational companies are affected by, and in turn affect, their surroundings in different types of regions, globally. The contextual emphasis is then maintained throughout the following management course where we deepen our knowledge concerning the role of the institutional setting of sustainable management. 

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 60 credits in business studies.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • GMAT test result
  • Higher education credits (maximum 285)
  • Students with a GMAT test result have priority.
    Tuition fee paying students and non paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.

    Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

    • EUR 10538 International
    • Free EU/EEA
    • Application Fee: SEK 900
    • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
    • Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000


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