Designed and delivered by expert academics from Leeds University Business School and the School of Earth and Environment, this inspiring distance learning Sustainable Business Leadership MSc is one of few online MSc courses that integrates the two areas of sustainability and business. The course content draws on the research expertise found in Leeds University Business School and the School of Earth and Environment meaning you are exposed to highly contemporary issues at the cutting-edge of research.
Specialist modules like: Decision Making in a Complex World, Sustainable Business Strategies, Leadership for Change and Sustainability and Business, speak directly to the skills that employers are actively seeking. You will be able to draw on sustainability techniques, concepts and analytical skills to solve and communicate solutions to complex business issues. You’ll learn how to develop sustainable business strategies to enable the transition to a more sustainable economy, whilst effectively leading on change strategies, in your organisation.
You’ll use your knowledge to make a positive contribution to sustainability and make a meaningful impact in your organisation, by helping to evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with shaping sustainable strategies.
Who is this course for?
If you are highly driven to transition to a more sustainable economy, driving the implementation and management of sustainable strategies in your organisation, this online Sustainable Business Leadership MSc gives you the forward-thinking knowledge to take your career to the next level. This course is perfect if you:
Have no or limited managerial experience but are looking to upskill into leadership roles with the opportunity to influence organisational approaches to a wide range of contemporary sustainability issues.
Are an experienced manager from a range of sectors with a solid working background in business and or sustainability. You wish to progress to the C-suite to better lead individuals or teams that drive technical solutions for sustainability; or you want to develop your academic knowledge further in this field or ensure your skills and knowledge remains relevant through life-long learning.
Would like to work in the areas of business and sustainability but come from a different background, so desire to learn the key aspects of both areas and achieving a formal qualification in the subject.
Why the University of Leeds?
We are one of the top 100 universities in the world and ranked in the top 20 in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2022), with a global reputation for excellence in research and teaching. We are in the top 5 in the UK and top 20 in the world for sustainable impact (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021).
The Leeds University Business School is triple accredited and ranked 70th globally for Business and Management studies (QS World University Rankings by subject 2022). 90% of the research conducted by the Business School has been evaluated as of world class or internationally excellent quality (REF 2021).
The School of Earth and Environment is ranked in the global top 25 for Earth and Marine Sciences and the top 40 for Environmental Studies (QS World University Rankings by subject 2022). Our School is a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world that we live in. 96% of our submitted research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest REF.
Through links with businesses, public organisations, and research groups worldwide, we provide students with a strong combination of higher education and careers support. Our team of high-profile academics create an exceptional study experience guided by industry-leading knowledge and research.
Our online Sustainable Business Leadership MSc is delivered by academics from Leeds University Business School and the School of Earth and Environment.
At Leeds University Business School, we have a broad portfolio of research that contributes to developing a better understanding of the barriers for businesses and individuals to adopt practices that are environmentally friendly, sustainable and carbon neutral. Across the Business School, researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds are working collaboratively on solutions for businesses and organisations to respond to the environmental crisis we are facing.
The Sustainability Research Institute as part of the School of Earth and Environment specifically explores a range of areas of research: climate change, energy, transport, water, resource use, land use, conservation, cities and communities, business, and lifestyles. The School also has strong presence and links with the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) UK to carry out world-class, interdisciplinary research into sustainable future energy systems.