• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
The aim of the Sustainability Management (Online) MBA from the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) is to offer a predominantly, professionally, oriented education that addressed sustainability challenges facing leaders in today's complex work patterns. We want our students to become effective business leaders in today’s world.

About

The Sustainability Management (Online) MBA from the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) is designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice, students learn how to apply innovative solutions to complex work environments.

Practice-oriented projects will be guided by academics and professionals. These projects are part of SUMAS’ innovative teaching methodology which includes invitations to video conferences with leading speakers in organizations and company presentations. These activities not only encourage knowledge sharing but also provide valuable opportunities for networking to enhance your career development.

Delivered through SUMAS's virtual learning environment, the course is operated in a flexible format- allowing you to pick your appropriate workload. You can decide how many of the available modules to take each term and can even skip a term if you desire. All modules must be completed before advancing onto the final term, and all terms must be completed within 3 years of enrollment. This program is adapted to the busy schedules of managers.

Specifically, at the end of the program students will be able to: 

  • To demonstrate awareness of concepts of sustainability management and responsible investment 
  • Autonomously manage the complexities of sustainability practices in organizations 
  • To find innovative solutions for complex business challenges through the use of a holistic approach 
  • Take decisions applying both quantitative and qualitative tools

Programme Structure

  • 9 core modules 
  • 5 major courses
  • Final Capstone

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      From 18 months to 3 years, depending on your chosen payment plan.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed a Bachelors degree. Once you have applied, our admissions team will be in contact with you for any further requirements.

  • Application fee of 200CHF.
  • Photocopy of a valid passport or ID.
  • Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor's studies, with certified translation (if not originally in English)
  • CV/Resume indicating both complete education and any work experience in reverse chronological order.
  • Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School.
  • Two passport photographs

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9672 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9672 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Total tuition: 16,170 CHF.

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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