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Sustainable Business and Innovation

Universiteit Utrecht

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Sustainable Business and Innovation focuses on sustainability business challenges and technological and non-technological options that can be used to innovate in a sustainable way.


As part of this two-year Master's programme in Sustainable Business and Innovation, students learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options that businesses can use to work in a more environmentally and socially friendly manner. By reviewing the academic literature and theory, real-life examples, and business case studies, students acquire insight into the behaviour of organisations, including processes of organisational change and innovation.

Businesses increasingly face significant challenges and opportunities from environmental issues such as climate change, energy, and water and social issues such as labor and human rights, corruption, and transparency. Stakeholders in these businesses – including governments, shareholders, business customers, local communities, consumers, employees, and NGOs – are demanding that companies become more focused on sustainability for themselves and the communities they impact. Graduates from this programme understand how to help business and organisations in their journey toward making societies more sustainable. The course content is framed by life-cycle thinking, systems thinking, and long-term thinking.

Kosten

2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12585 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 18690 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

1st year

In the first year, students are trained in the background of business and sustainability challenges in theories and methods of sustainable business and innovation analysis. The acquired knowledge and skills are applied in a consultancy project at the end of the first year.

characteristics

Utrecht University recognizes that the main sustainability problems and challenges faced by modern societies requires an integrated knowledge of both natural and social sciences. This programme offers a combination of natural and social science courses. Students are introduced to the full range of topics necessary to successfully work with sustainability issues in a variety of contexts.

curriculum

In the first year, students are trained in the background of business and sustainability challenges in theories and methods of sustainable business and innovation analysis. The acquired knowledge and skills are applied in a consultancy project at the end of the first year and in a Master's thesis/internship in a firm in the second year.

job perspective

Sustainable Business and Innovation graduates have the perfect training to work in firms that are interested in changing their business strategy towards a more sustainable direction. The programme is designed in close cooperation with front running firms. This ensures an excellent fit between the programme and the future job market. The programme trains students to become a change agent for sustainability in business, industry, NGOs and government bodies.

objectives

The objective of the programme is for students to gain the knowledge and skills to engage with businesses and help them become more sustainable, acquire an understanding of how to manage a business whilst considering the implications that decisions will have on the environment and societies of today and the future; and
learn to connect sustainability with business approaches in order to develop integrative and long-term solutions to environmental and social challenges.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120