MSc Management for Sustainable Business


Help align the interests of business, society and environment - whether at local or global levels. This programme empowers you to think creatively, consider diverse and complex viewpoints and improve the future with a strategic understanding of business and environmental, social and governmental (ESG) factors.

Make sure sustainability is not just a compliance exercise - make it an integrated strategy that views all aspects of the business through the lens of the ESG factors. This is the only way to build a responsible long-term business strategy that is both profitable and ethical; Start your work at Audencia: the first higher education institution in France to sign the Global Compact and a Top 30 school globally in the Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools by the UN's PRME Global Forum.

The MSc in Management for Sustainable Business is an essential programme to:

  • Develop holistic, inclusive and sustainable business strategies
  • Build skills in innovation, creativity and change
  • Acquire technical expertise on certification, auditing, reporting and the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR), as well as the circular economy and social finance
  • Evolve business models to better integrate sustainable development and the interests of all stakeholders

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Key Information

Degree Earned: Master of Science

Language: English

Duration: 24 months, full-time

Programme Start: September

Eligibility See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements, programme options and tuition


The MSc in Management for Sustainable Business is a pioneering programme with the ideal combination of theoretical and experience-based teaching, covering the major real-world challenges and multi-sector professional environments.

The MSc in Management for Sustainable Business is an essential programme for:

  • Exploring the complex issues and decisions to be made to cover social, environmental and economic objectives when faced with uncertain situations;
  • Developing holistic, inclusive and sustainable strategies for businesses;
  • Developing the skills necessary for innovation, creation and change
  • Acquiring the technical expertise required for CSR certification, auditing, reporting and impact measurement, such as the circular economy and social financing
  • Evolving business models to better integrate sustainable development and the interests of all stakeholders


In addition to technical skills and expertise, the course also includes essential behavioural subjects such as personal development, critical thinking, flexibility and empathy with a specific accent placed on collaborative work.

You will play an active role in your training by contributing to real-world projects, participating in stimulating case study sessions and on-going personal development approaches.

Here are some examples of courses taught in the MSc Management for Sustainable Business:

  • Systems thinking and sustainability
  • Sustainability across cultures
  • Strategies for sustainability
  • Building sustainable supply chains
  • Leading change for sustainability
  • Materiality, accounting and ESG ratings
  • Sustainability certification
  • People, diversity and right
  • Circular economy, materials and waste
  • Sustainable design, marketing and consumption
  • Company consulting project
  • Sustainable cities project
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Admissions & Finance

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Master in Managent and MSc programmes: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • 3-year degree in any field


See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements.

You may begin your online application at any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early application deadline of 31 January for the September intake.


See Admissions Pathways for a full list of required documents, and detailed admissions process.

2-year MSc programme (all specialisations) 

  • €25,000

2-year Master in Management programme (including MSc specialisation)

  • €33,000


Study abroad option*

For study abroad and summer terms, additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours taken. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions.

*Available to Master in Management students only.

There are a range Audencia scholarships you may be eligible for, as well as an extensive number of external scholarships. 


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Please contact us if you have any questions.