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Course summary

Develop your knowledge of the core business disciplines and gain a deep understanding of corporate sustainability. This course is for graduates with a degree in any subject who want to develop key managerial skills with an emphasis on sustainability. Sustainability is an increasingly essential part of corporate policy and strategy. Companies must consider the ethical, social, environmental, and economic impact of their activities. This course will give you the skills that employers need to put effective sustainability into action, like:

  • problem solving
  • influencing people
  • group working
  • communication
  • negotiation
You’ll gain a deep understanding of corporate sustainability alongside core business topics. You’ll graduate prepared for a career in sustainability across a variety of industries. Key benefits
  • Apply what you learn through projects with for-profit and non-profit organisations. You’ll explore real corporate sustainability challenges.
  • Expand your international network with a sustainable business challenge alongside students from our global partner institutions
  • Opportunities for networking and career development through site visits and guest talks from industry experts
  • Get hands-on experience and support local sustainability efforts through our Sustainability Start-up Challenge
  • Opportunities to engage with leading organisations like PRME and IBE through essay competitions
  • A chance to work with Bath’s leading Department of Mechanical Engineering, who deliver two optional units
Highly-ranked We're ranked in the top 10 in the UK for our MSc in Sustainability and Management in the Eduniversal Best Master's ranking 2021 top 10 in the world and 3rd in the UK in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA rankings 2021. This ranks universities on their focus on sustainability in their MBA teaching, support and research. We give you the edge We combine the latest research with many opportunities to apply it. This will help you stand out from the crowd. You'll develop key professional skills and work with our partner organisations on optional projects from day one. Find out more about optional activities. Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD. Find out more about how we prepare you for career success. Graduate career data 93% of our 2021 graduates were working or had accepted a job offer within three months of completing their degree. View more graduate career data. Building for the future Our new School of Management building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork. Our new building encourages engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub provides a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners. Learning and teaching You’ll learn from staff with backgrounds and expertise in relevant areas of sustainability and management. This course has been designed to ensure the available units complement each other to meet its overall aims.


Year 1 Semester 1 Compulsory units Business ethics Company consultancy project Environmental sustainability Responsible marketing Semester 2 You’ll choose 15 credits of optional units. Compulsory units Governance for sustainability Sustainable operations management Theories of corporate responsibility Optional units Analysing grand challenges in business and society Defining your career goals Digital marketing society Entrepreneurship and innovation Equality, diversity and inclusion at work Making it happen Managing strategic partnerships New product development Science-based decision making Summer You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of three options. Optional units Dissertation Practice track Summer internship

Assessment method

Coursework Written examination

Entry requirements

British qualifications Type of degree 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline. If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree. Work experience In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. English language requirements IELTS You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5. These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course. Read more on the IELTS website. IELTS alternatives We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE. Read more about alternative language tests. If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses. If you are already studying in the UK If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in: the UK a country where English is the official first language You may be exempt from our English language requirements. Combined offers If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or 6.0 you may qualify for a combined offer. Five-week course An overall IELTS score of 6.5 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 6.0. Ten-week course An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5. Find out more about combined offers.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Sustainability and Management at University of Bath - UCAS