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.
First semesterThe 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. The semester finally ends with studies in human geography where the planet’s resources become the main focus.
Second semesterThe second semester starts with a course in philosophy of science and research methods in which you are encouraged to start planning for your Master's thesis work. Subsequently the last profile course of the programme is given; Consumer Marketing. After having studied organisations and their diverging contexts, we zoom in on the individual in this course and analyse consumers’ role in sustainable management. The second period of this semester will then be entirely devoted to the Master's thesis and related seminars. The Master's thesis is a 15 credits piece of independent work in which you will explore a particular problem of your 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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You should submit a copy of your GMAT test result on universityadmissions.se. and the test center should also send the test result directly to Uppsala University. If you apply for more than one programme at Uppsala University you only need to submit your test result once. Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation is 1 February. Please note that it might take up to 20 days for your Official Score Report to be available to us. We only look at GMAT total score. The test result must not be older than five years on the last day for application.
The entry requirements (Degree Certificate) must be validated when the semester starts.
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 60 credits in business studies.
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