Are you determined and passionate about creating robust sustainability solutions to the world’s toughest problems? In this master, you’ll learn how to embed sustainability into the core of business’ (international) operations, how new social enterprises are changing the face of industries, and how companies and NGOs can collaborate and partner to tackle societal grand challenges.
Our courses are designed to provide you with knowledge, skills and attitude for meaningful careers in a new paradigm of business. For example, the Sustainability Grand Challenges core course sets you the task of creating new business solutions to tackle a real societal problem, and pitch it to a multi-stakeholder jury. Our elective portfolio is updated annually to reflect the fast-changing business sustainability landscape, and is closely connected with practice. For example, the elective Corporate Social Investment for Positive Change will ask you to provide guidance to real corporate social investors on the problems they are facing.
Understand organisations embedded within sustainable socio-ecological systems
Learn tools and frameworks that enable applying knowledge to create sustainability solutions
Challenge the current status-quo and critically ask ‘is this the way things should work?’
Discover how all of this works in practice through our extensive alumni network of global changemakers including CEOs, governmental politicians, professors and social entrepreneurs.
It can be difficult for organisations to do business without harming the environment or society at large. RSM stands for high-quality education which will challenge you from time to time, but you will also get rewarded for all your hard work. This master – which is not offered by many universities – gives you an advantage compared to other graduates because of the combination of knowledge and skills in business and sustainability. Future employers are really looking for people like this to help their company thrive and become resilient for the future.
Jaimy Adriaanse (MSc Global Business & Sustainability 2020)
This programme is designed for ambitious young bachelor graduates who want to help tackle sustainability challenges facing business and society. Most GBS students already have a background in business, social or environmental studies, and want to deepen their knowledge in the field of sustainability and how organisations – profit and non-profit, in a broad range of sectors – can transform their current practices to become a positive change for good. You’ll fit right in if you:
Are prepared to think critically about sustainability dilemmas
Are willing and able to analyse complex ‘wicked problems’
Desire systematic knowledge on managing for sustainability
Want to learn professional skills to collaboratively create, scale and communicate sustainability solutions.