In the MSc (Sustainability Management) you will receive a thorough grounding in the management skills you will need to become a sustainability leader – the ability to analyse sustainability issues and to plan, evaluate and manage an organisation’s environmental, social and economic performance in a rapidly changing world.
You’ll undertake four core units, eight specialisation units of your choice, and two dissertation units.
Through the coursework you will develop an ePortfolio of sustainability management and leadership skills that can be utilised in both public or private industry. Skills that will provide both cutting edge knowledge and capability across a wide variety of sustainability related areas with lasting benefits for any student seeking senior management professional development.
The course covers both technical and management related skill development. It is suited for students from all disciplines with an interest in broadening their career horizons and up-skilling in an increasingly important and strategic global issue. The take home benefits from the e-Portfolio developed in the course include the development of the following sustainability management expertise:
Industrial Ecology focus
Cleaner Production programs,
Industrial Symbiosis strategy
Life Cycle Assessment
Natural Systems Assessment focus
Ecosystem and ecological service protection,
Material Flow Assessment (MFA) and embodied energy,
Environmental Management Plans,
Organisational Strategy for Sustainability focus
Organisational strategies for sustainability management,
Cost modelling assessments for energy management comparisons,
Accountability mechanisms for modern SME’s and large industrial corporations,
Sustainability leadership models
Sustainability communication and transparency with stakeholders and institutions
Linking corporate and global sustainability culture, ethics and values
Corporate Stewardship and Social Responsibility focus
Corporate stewardship plans,
International sustainability governance and regulatory initiatives,
Organisational sustainability ethics and social responsibility
Integrating triple bottom line values into stewardship initiatives
The course provides a holistic perspective on sustainability management from product design and manufacturing to environmental impact assessment, accountability reporting and corporate stewardship.