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The MBA (Sustainability) route allows you to specialise in sustainable business development. As one of the biggest challenges facing organisations in the 21st century, future industry leaders need a comprehensive understanding of how sustainability impacts business.
Our modules have been developed in partnership with employers, making our course about much more than just what’s in the textbook. Through inspiring guest speakers, group challenges, regular social events, and opportunities to impact local industries, you’ll become a member of a diverse community of aspiring leaders.
Through critical environmental policy analysis, you'll learn to develop solutions to everyday business challenges and explore how to incorporate environmental strategies into critical business decision-making.
You’ll study two modules per semester and complete an individual research project. Each module is fully supported by an online learning environment where you'll access all the materials you need.
You’ll also attend weekly seminars where students come together to explore the module topics with fellow aspiring leaders and real industry practitioners.
You'll submit an assessment for each module to ensure you can progress. Assessments are coursework-based and take a variety of forms, from written reports to academic posters. Each assignment will test your ability to apply your learning in the classroom to real-world problems. The course culminates with a research project, which is a single, major piece of work on a topic of your choosing.
Analyse theoretical approaches to leadership before applying these to strategic and sustainable business issues. Engage with business leaders to identify and develop the employability skills sought after in the digital and global work environments of the future. Conduct reflective practice throughout the module, working to develop a deeper understanding of your own leadership style and identify areas for future development as sustainable business leaders.
Explore the unique opportunities and challenges of conducting business internationally as globalisation and the digital revolution have increased global connectedness in business. Develop innovative and sustainable solutions and strategies for current and emerging international business issues. Critically analyse approaches to leadership and management in a strategic, international business context to develop diverse stakeholder management acumen and digital business competencies.
Gain an insight into digital enterprises and the nature of sustainable innovation. Explore issues of culture, communication and leadership within digital enterprises considering the unique opportunities and challenges they face. Work in conjunction with local and national digital enterprises, and apply your understanding of the underlying theoretical concepts learned to authentic business challenges and develop your digital competencies for future employability.
Critically examine a suitable topic by completing a research project into an organisation or industry sector with which you are familiar. Complete a series of personal competence, digital skills and research methods seminars all designed to support your research project. Develop a critical understanding of the role and importance of research into sustainable business practice, and by investigating an authentic business issue, you will be better prepared for your return to, or entry into, the world of work, along with an enhanced awareness of your own professional development as a future business leader.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
|a Canadian bachelor's degree
|a USA bachelor's degree
If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
This course is designed to support career acceleration for suitably academically qualified applicants. All levels of practical work/work experience will be considered, including applications from candidates with pre-graduation or limited/no work experience post degree who can display that they'll benefit from a course of this type.
An honours degree of a minimum 2:2 or above from a recognised Higher Education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution, or equivalent professional qualifications.
If English isn't your first language, please see our English language requirements.
Full-time fees are:
*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area), and Swiss nationals who don't qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme are classed as international, however, for 24/25 admission, you'll receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the home tuition fee rate for the duration of your studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
An MBA is one of the most respected qualifications in business. It's ideal for professionals looking to take the next step into management and senior leadership and it can help you accelerate your career or start your own business as an entrepreneur.
Our graduates have gone on to careers in a variety of organisations around the world and many alumni are entrepreneurs who've established their own businesses. Students have secured placements with companies including Nissan, Caterpillar, Fujitsu, Network Rail, and White Lodging Services, as well as small entrepreneurial firms in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.
The MBA Sustainability route prepares you for a career in general management or specialist pathways in roles that are focused on environmental policy or strategies.
We invite business leaders into the University to share their experiences with students. Past speakers include Divine Chocolate’s Head of Sales and Marketing and Sunderland Football Club’s CEO.
Learning from business professionals can be very useful if you’re not sure what career to pursue when you graduate. If you already have a plan for your career, these events are an excellent way to start building a network of business contacts.