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Leadership for Sustainability (One-Year)

Malmö University

12 months
7862 EUR/year
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This multidisciplinary Leadership for Sustainability (One-Year) Master’s degree programme at Malmö University provides in-depth knowledge on sustainable development and sustainability leadership. Furthermore, they will learn research methods for exploring and analysing sustainable challenges using leadership and organisation theory.


This education provides a foundation for those seeking to lead and/or manage sustainable initiatives, in research and practice, that bring about change in the workplace, community and the world.

The Leadership for Sustainability (One-Year) Master’s degree programme at Malmö University is grounded in four core premises:

  • that sustainability requires new forms of organising, especially when it comes to a project-based organisation involving diverse stakeholders;
  • that organising and leading sustainability requires new and diverse leading and organising skills, understanding and knowledge for managers and leaders of sustainable projects;
  • that organising and leading sustainability require a new way of thinking of sustainability within and between organisations. Current research on social entrepreneurship and social innovation can reveal new methods and strategies with regards to this; and
  • that methodological and methodical knowledge and understanding are needed to enable leaders to make sustainable decisions.

Based on these four premises, the programme bridges the fields of organisation theory, leadership, project management, social innovation and social entrepreneurship, so that new ways of organising and leading sustainability can be created. This will enable students to rethink common perceptions of leadership and organisational development.

In this programme, students are taught to reflect upon organisational and leadership challenges linked to organisational development and sustainability. This programme provides students with knowledge and critical understanding of current research in the fields of leadership and organisation, project management, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the context of sustainability and sustainable development.

This master's programme is also focused on action and doing via diverse projects and thesis work. This is a way to develop students’ professional, conceptual and interpersonal skills so that as future sustainable leaders and social entrepreneurs, they will drive sustainable changes and have the capacity to make informed decisions about organisational and leadership issues in the management of sustainable organisations and projects.

Career Opportunities

This programme lays a solid foundation for those seeking to work as key players in project management and organisational development environments, and where the broader issues of societal development are important. The skills acquired during the programme will be relevant for managers in local, national and international governmental bodies, the private and non-profit sector and for consultancy work.

The entrepreneurial content of the course is designed to stimulate and encourage students to initiate projects, businesses or organisations with the purpose of working towards sustainable development.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Organising and Leading Sustainable Organisations
  • Leadership and Organisation for Sustainability - Research Methods
  • Project Management and Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development: Individual, Organisational and Network Perspectives
  • Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Sustainability
  • Master Thesis with a focus on Leadership and Organisation for Sustainability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor´s degree, consisting of 180 credits.
  • The equivalent of English B / English 6 in Swedish secondary school.
  • Applicants are selected in order according to precedence from submitted three-part supporting document.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7862 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7862 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Full tuition fee: 80.000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

7318 - 11465 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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