Uppsala University

Sustainable Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


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

In your first semester, you will complete four courses designed to give you a broad understanding of issues related to sustainable management. Topics include:

  • The relationship between sustainability and business
  • Sustainability in multinational companies
  • The role of the institutional setting in sustainable management
  • Human geography and natural resources

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency.

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10538 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000


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