MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Management

Postgraduate
MSc

Master of Science

in Sustainability and Environmental Management

Campus:
Online
Duration:
12
to 24
Months
Credits:
60, 90, 120 ECTS
Fees:
CHF 
7200*
for full program
Awarded By:
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

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.

Educational Objectives

After completing the course, learners are able to:

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of best practices in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.
  • Apply knowledge to integrate social and economic concerns of a business with environmental aspects.
  • Understand environmental legislation in different countries of operations.
  • Apply environmental assessment at different levels of business decision-making.
  • Conduct research to innovate sustainable business processes.

Who Is This Program For

The program is suitable for:

  • Graduates seeking to pursue an advanced degree course in the field of environmental management.
  • Professionals aiming for senior leadership roles in reputed multinationals.
  • People interested in learning different aspects of business sustainability and its impact on various business processes.
  • Learners enthusiastic about making businesses more suitable for societies.
  • Mid-level managers seeking to hone their entrepreneurial capabilities.
Next Start Date:
01 Mar 2023
Deadline:
25 Feb 2023
Program Information
Program Curriculum

MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Management

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Management comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Sustainability and Environmental Management specific courses.
  2. To be qualified for 60 ECTS MSc, you must complete all 15 courses. Each course comprises of 4 ECTS.
  3. 90 ECTS top-up program (18 months) takes you to an advanced level in Sustainability and Environmental Management field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 electives in Sustainability and Environmental Management related field along with a Master thesis of 10 ECTS.
  4. 120 ECTS top-up program (24 months) provides you an opportunity to research in the field, and allows you to choose another 5 courses with a Capstone Consulting Project of 10 ECTS.

MSc Top-Up Programs

  1. Online 60 ECTS MSc programs also allow an option to top-up to 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS. 
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for the higher credit version of the program. 
  3. Higher credits are also recommended for those who wish to be an expert in field as top-up programs allow you to master the chosen area. 90 and 120 ECTS programs provide you access to advanced level specialised courses along with an opportunity to write Master Thesis, or a Capstone Consulting Project respectively. 
  4. Our flexible program structure for Online mode of study permits you to choose for top-up programs after completing 75% of your studies by contacting your Student Success Manager.
  5. Our Rushford online programs provide you flexibility to complete the degree in an extended duration of 3 years without payment of an additional fee.

For 60 ECTS Version

For 90 ECTS Version

All Courses in 60 ECTS plus Any 5 Electives from the following:

For 120 ECTS Version

All Courses in 90 ECTS plus the following:

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.

For 60 ECTS Version (12 months):

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 7200

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

12 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 450 each

For 90 ECTS Version (18 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 9000

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

18 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 400 each

For 120 ECTS Version (24 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 11520

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

24 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 405 each

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:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Lecturer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Conservation Hydrologist
  • Waste Management Director
  • Environmental Journalist
  • Agroforester
  • Sustainability Specialist

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

Online Campus Application Process

More Information

Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

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.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

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.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.