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Cork University Business School MSc International Sustainable Business
Cork University Business School

MSc International Sustainable Business

Cork, Ireland

1 Years


Full time, Part time

30 Jun 2024

09 Sep 2024

EUR 19,300 / per year *


* Non-EU fee | EU fee full time: €10,640 | EU fee part time: €5,325


The MSc International Sustainable Business will equip business and non-business graduates with in-depth, practical knowledge of global business disciplines, combining managerial and strategic skills to influence and lead sustainable global businesses. We envisage that graduates of our International Sustainable Business program will be future drivers of positive change.

As a student of this program, you will learn the tools, knowledge, and frameworks to carefully reflect on, and better manage, the tensions between profit, people, and planet for decision-making within international businesses. You will do this through your choice of focussed pathway either Sustainable International Management and Strategy or Sustainable Business.

In this program, you will assess business cases within complex and multidimensional global business markets and environments learning how to help businesses develop strategic responses across a range of activities and markets.

Our modules are designed to equip you with the skills to be a positive force within business and society to contribute to a resilient and inclusive future for all and to align business strategies with ethical responsibilities, including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We achieve this by examining, formulating, and shaping global business solutions for a sustainable future.

The MSc program is designed in the context of UCC’s Connected Curriculum. Opportunities for leadership, industry engagement, and professional development are integrated within the curriculum. This is an excellent opportunity for those of you who want to complement your degree with business skills, broadening your skillset in a way that adds value to global organizations, and who are interested in developing innovative strategies and business models that answer our global sustainability challenges.

Why Choose this Course

This innovative course aims to develop your skills for employment as a responsible business leader, as well as provide the foundations for undertaking further study. You will work in teams on real business challenges with a sustainability focus developed with global business players.

Our students can choose between two focussed pathways: one that emphasizes internalization and responsible business leadership, and another that equips students to lead in the development of sustainable business models to address the climate change agenda.

You will learn from expert academics and leading industry professionals on how to better embed sustainability into international businesses.

Ultimately the MSc International Sustainable Business endeavours to create a cohort of business-ready graduates. A strong emphasis is placed on employment and career search via workshops on interview techniques, skills analysis, CV presentation, and job applications. We will provide our students with key skills in sustainable business management – skills that are in high demand in today's job market.

  • Duration: 1 Year Full-time; 2 Years Part-time
  • Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
  • Qualifications: MSc
  • NFQ Level: Level 9



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