Welcome to Rushford’s MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Management Program.
Sustainability has become a critical issue for businesses because advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence pose a significant threat to the environment. Companies need to prioritize sustainability initiatives to reduce their carbon footprints and maintain a long-term brand reputation. Big companies, including Microsoft and Amazon, are taking the initiative to address environmental concerns; for example, Microsoft has committed to going carbon negative by 2030. A couple of years down the line, these companies would need experts to align their business goals with environmental goals. They will need skilled practitioners deft in sustainable value chain management, and sustainable business management, among others. It is high time to tap the opportunities by pursuing professional studies in this domain.
Rushford’s MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Management Program aims to provide learners with a thorough understanding of business sustainability in the context of environmental policy development. In the modern competitive environment, sustainability has become a key issue in the business landscape, requiring entrepreneurs to innovate energy-saving processes, optimize raw materials and other resources, and embark on a useful waste management system. The Program adequately conflates research interests and industry needs by providing a range of general and specific courses. It tries its best to meet the evolving needs of modern businesses.
The program will equip you with a range of skills and capabilities integral to comprehensive environmental management in a firm. You will get a comprehensive overview of environmental, social, technological, and political issues that organizations face in managing business procedures in national and international contexts. An integrated approach will provide you a broad framework encompassing major business aspects.
After completing the course, learners are able to:
Who Is This Program For
The program is suitable for:
You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.
In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.
English Language Proficiency:
Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:
IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+
English Proficiency Waivers:
The English proficiency test is not required for the following candidates:
– Native English Speakers, OR;
– Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
– Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.
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According to a McKinsey Survey, 57% of respondents confirmed that companies have included sustainability issues in strategic planning.
As more and more companies are paying heed to social responsibility and environmental concerns, the need for environmental specialists is likely to skyrocket. After completing the course, you will have the option of joining private firms, NGOs, government concerns, and other organizations, such as Amazon and Microsoft, who are on a spree to sustainability initiatives. You can also begin your consultancy, and work as an independent environmental consultant.
Some of the profiles you might prefer are:
Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.
We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.