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Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree and at least 3 years of work experience.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

The world is currently facing numerous challenges such as climate change, global pandemics, biodiversity-loss, hunger, poverty, and gender and racial inequalities. Although an increasing number of organisations are striving to take action to operate in more sustainable ways, our contemporary wealth creation processes continue to have an increasingly destructive impact on human and environmental wellbeing.

This MSBA programme will not simply offer a critique from the sidelines but will actively seek to imagine and create fairer and sustainable modes of organising. The programme aims to make the connection between global-level challenges and the day-to-day practice of organisations and managers.

Highlights of the MSBA Sustainable Business Administration programme include:

  • Real world sustainability projects that can make a difference
  • Wide range of contributors to the programme with expertise from government, business, and civil society
  • Collaborative working and active participation in the development of the learning programme
  • Membership of LIBS Connect for business networking.

The primary mode of delivery will be ten learning events over a two year programme. These two-day events will be delivered in the style of a conference, providing the participants with an immersive and intensive learning experience. The detailed content of the individual events will be developed in a flexible and iterative manner through genuine collaboration between the teaching team and the participants.

Each event will be designed around a primary theme and will explore a number of key questions with the aim of generating knowledge and a deeper understanding.

On this programme we aim to provide a space for dialogue, contestation, and the generation of radical alternatives. There will also be strong emphasis on enabling students to engage in critical self-reflection and reflective practice.

The two-day learning events may include expert contributors from universities, government, business, and civil society. We will also aim to include alternative voices and perspectives through the participation of groups and individuals impacted by social and environmental injustice.

Between the learning events students will continue to work together in collaborative action-research groups. Students will undertake a final research project worth 60 CATS, to be submitted six months after the last two day event. The project will be focused on the creation and implementation of a new and more sustainable mode of organising and managing.

Information for international students

International Students who require a Tier 4 student visa are not eligible to apply for this course but international students on alternative appropriate visas may apply.

Students whose first language is not English are required to have an English Language qualification of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSBA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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