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Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 10 months
Karlskrona, Sweden
The Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) Programme at Blekinge Institute of Technology is a 10-month transformational masters programme in Karlskrona, Sweden that focuses on advancing students' knowledge, skills, and global networks in order to build their capacity to be strategic leaders in the co-creation of thriving, sustainable societies.
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The Challenge

Global society's current path is unsustainable. At the same time, exciting possibilities for new ways forward are emerging—ways that bring human activity into harmony with the greater social and ecological systems that support us, while building better lives for all. How do we change course to create this better future?

The Solution

We become the leaders and change agents the world needs. We learn to understand our complex world better and to collaborate more strategically and systemically across borders, sectors, and disciplines. We transform the ways we think, plan, make, act, and lead in order to ‘co-create’ a vibrant, sustainable future.

Our invitation for you

Join us in a stimulating, multicultural and multidisciplinary setting to earn your Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Strengthen and develop your personal and professional leadership capacities to navigate the complex sustainability challenge:

  • Learn about science- and experience-based methodologies for leading the transition towards sustainability.
  • Together with a highly diverse group of peers, practise your skills at effectively combining and using these collaborative, solutions-focused methodologies.
  • Be welcomed into a supportive, global community of strategic leaders and change agents working across a broad variety of sectors.

Programme Structure

The MSLS curriculum revolves around two integrated core themes

  • Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD)
  • Leading in Complexity (LiC)

Over the course of 10 months, students move through a spiral learning process focused on developing both theoretical understanding and practical experience of using SSD and LiC methodologies to enable and engage individuals, organizations, and institutions to take tangible steps towards sustainability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Applicants having a Bachelor degree, English 6 and relevant work experience (internship, volunteer service, full or part time work, extra-curricular activity) over the course of at least 6 months that demonstrates your experience with social and/or environmental sustainability.
  • Specific eligibility in the English language from upper secondary school for non-Swedish students:
  • TOEFL 575/90; IELTS 6.5 no section below 5.5, or University of Cambridge and Oxford tests.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9486 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

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Living costs for Karlskrona

  • 6700 - 10170 SEK/month
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