Subject
Sustainability
Duration
12 months
Format
Full Time
Delivery
On Campus
Intake
September 2022
Location
Milan
Language
English
Tuition Fee
€ 18500 (Individual)
€ 9500 (POLIMI MSc Alumni)
Professional Experience
Less than 3 years
INTERNATIONAL MASTERS OFFICE

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820
Email: infomasters@gsom.polimi.it

Overview

Today, the results of a company can no longer be measured just in terms of value generated for the shareholders: the shared value generated has become the key factor for success. Companies are more and more required to reshape their current business models around the concept of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, and no manager can neglect this transformation. Being able to integrate sustainability into the day-to-day strategy of a company is a necessary skill, for the present but especially for the future.
With this Master, you will learn how to manage a sustainable company from the fundamentals: starting from the overarching questions of why a company should be sustainable, working through the main changes needed in order to manage a sustainable company, right up to a sustainable function. You will also learn how to manage sustainability projects from a strategic, entrepreneurial, organisational and technological perspective.

Four international Master programmes come under the heading of Sustainability Management:

The above courses comprise modules of a collective-interest nature, during which students will together study topics relevant to the overall theme; after this they diverge, each offering modules specific to the relevant subject area.

The International Master in Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility is a 12-month International Master programme offered by us at POLIMI GSoM. Our main objective is to provide students with the necessary skills for a managerial career in the field of sustainability, with a special focus on topics related to Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • We are the only Business School in Europe (and one of just a few worldwide!) that has achieved the B Corp Certification. This prestigious recognition is a testament to our commitment to sustainable development and to building a more inclusive society.
  • Our faculty includes professors and researchers with very different and complementary backgrounds, who can offer a technical and business-oriented learning approach.
  • POLIMI GSoM features a vast network of international companies, and professionals from partner companies actively give their contribution for the duration of the Master.
  • Innovative teaching methods, with a smart learning and project-based approach and extensive use of real case studies.
  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3-month project
  • 100% in English
  • In partnership with the main players in the Sustainability field

3 REASONS WHY

  1. sustainability is the biggest challenge of our times: Companies are not fully equipped with managers and leaders able to guide this change.
  2. 62% of consumers say that their purchasing decisions are influenced by a company’s ethical value and authenticity.
  3. sustainability careers are growing fast: with a Master in Sustainability Management and CSR, you’ll acquire a range of useful skills that can be applied to any job.

Strongly experiential approach

Including soft skills for professional development

Are you passionate about Sustainability and would you like to start your career in this field? With this Master you will learn how to contribute to the goal of sustainable development and to successfully face the challenges related to Corporate Social Responsibility.

Through a highly practice-oriented and action-learning approach, characterised by close links to companies and professionals, you will learn how to manage a sustainable company from the fundamentals.

You will become an expert in managing sustainability projects from a strategic, entrepreneurial, organisational and technological perspective.

If you are eager to align personal and professional sustainability values, this programme is the right choice for you.

Please note that we’ve designed this programme for recent graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. If you have more experience, you might also like to take a look at our International MBA programmes. 

Our International Master in Sustainability Management and Corporate Social Responsibility offers innovative teaching and learning approaches.

For you, we have designed standard in-class lectures, videos, and digital content, but also formats that create a very active environment and opportunities for discussion and the sharing of information, such as teamwork, workshops, simulations and case studies.

To participate fully in classes and company visits, your presence on campus is highly recommended, especially from January 2023 onwards; in cases of visa delays, travel barriers or other specific issues, it would be possible to continue attending classes online.

Our partner companies will not simply support but will also help to run the programme: they will design the content with our faculty and bring their direct experience to the class, proposing real cases to discuss during the sessions and offering qualified internship positions to the best students.

We teach this Master entirely in English

CAREER IMPACT

More CSR-centric jobs will be created. As CSR grows more central to business operations, dedicated roles will be needed to make sure organisations track and achieve their goals. (LifeSpeak) 

  • 74% of employees say their job is more fulfilling when given the opportunity to make a positive impact at work. (Cone Communications)
  • 62% of consumers say that their purchasing decisions are influenced by a company’s ethical value and authenticity.

YOUR CAREER PATH

This Master gets you ready for a variety of roles, some of which are: 

  • Sustainability or CSR Manager;
  • General Manager of corporate functions and business units for sustainability-oriented companies, social enterprises, and benefit corporations; 
  • Consultant; 
  • Innovation Manager;
  • Sustainable Entrepreneur.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 

We offer highly personalised services so that you can develop the necessary skills, tools, strategies and the professional network, to help you succeed in today’s complex and competitive global job market.

Some of the services offered include:

  • Careers workshops integrated into your Master programme to help you develop the career management skills needed to be competitive in the job market
  • Digital tools and artificial intelligence for optimising your CV and measuring and improving your hard, soft, and digital skills
  • Individual consultation meetings with professional career coaches
  • Free access to the POLIMI GSoM Global Network of careers websites
  • Networking events with employers, including company presentations, company visits, on-campus recruiting events, and Career Days
  • Preferential access to internship and job advertisements on Job Teaser, the School’s digital careers platform

Discover more about the services of our Career Development Center

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 INTAKE ARE OPEN.

STEP 1: ACTIVATE YOUR APPLICATION AND SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS 

  • Fill in the form at www.applyformasters.net 
  • Upload these documents: 
  • Your CV in English 
  • University Transcripts/Mark sheets 
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (if you have them) 
  • Passport or ID 
  • Digital Picture 
  • Letter of reference (optional) 
  • Motivation letter 
  • Financial Aid Essay (if you are applying for one of our tuition fee reductions) 
  • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if you have one) 
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR €100) 

STEP 2: SCREENING  

We will let you know if you have been selected for a Motivational Interview, which will be held online and in English. 

STEP 3: OUR FINAL DECISION  

We will send you an email with our final decision, as well as details about your scholarship (if you apply for one). 

STEP 4: CONFIRMING YOUR PARTICIPATION 

After you receive our email and the admission contract, we ask you kindly to confirm your participation in the programme by paying the first instalment of EUR €2,500. Please remember that you need to pay the amount due within 15 days of receiving the offer (you can ask for a short extension if you are applying for a loan, an external scholarship or for any other valid reason). 

HOW DO I PAY? 

We at POLIMI GSoM have partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. Easily and securely make education payments in your own currency, using local payment methods from the safety and convenience of your home. With real-time tracking and 24×7 multilingual support, millions of students and families around the world trust Flywire for payment processing.  

The programme costs €18,500. These costs cover the entire length of our programme, but they do not include living and travel expenses. If you’ve done a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019, your tuition fee is €9,500

We at POLIMI GSoM have partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. For more info, click here. 

Applicants of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. These are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to apply early. If you’d like financial aid, you need to request it when you submit your application form – please note that late requests for financial aid won’t be considered. 

If you would like more information about financial aid and contributions take a look at our dedicated webpage. 

Please note that we don’t offer full scholarships, and that the DSU and other scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government cannot be used for POLIMI GSoM’s programmes. 

Discover more on our financial aid opportunities

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