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LIFELONG LEARNING MASTER'S DEGREE

Master in CSR and Sustainable Leadership

School of Business Administration & Leadership

The Master in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Leadership prepares students to lead companies that want to take management at another level and develop long-term sustainable strategic plans. It also provides them with the necessary competencies, tools and techniques in order to apply corporate social responsibility in organizations at a global level.

School of Business Administration & Leadership de OBS
Master in CSR and Sustainable Leadership (Spanish)
  • 12 months
  • 60 ECTS
  • APRIL 2024
  • Online
  • SPANISH
  • 7500 €
Universitat de Barcelona (UB), partner académico de OBS Business School
Universitat de Barcelona

Get a double degree from our academic partner, the reference university in Catalonia and Spain with more than 560 years of history behind it.

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We are the first 100% online Business School in the world to receive the QS Stars rating, obtaining the highest distinction, five QS Stars, in the Online Learning category.

Ranking Eduniversal 2021
Ranking Eduniversal

The Master in CSR and Sustainable Leadership is in the TOP 1 in Spanish in the category of Sustainable Development and Environmental Management of Eduniversal's Ranking.

Objectives

  • OBJECTIVE 1.
    MANAGERIAL VISION

    Understand and approach sustainability from a managerial perspective that favours decision-making in this area, which is essential in the current context.

  • OBJECTIVE 2.
    PLANNING

    Develop short and medium-term plans and actions to achieve sustainable objectives set by the company, designing the necessary strategies and supervising their implementation.

  • OBJECTIVE 3.
    DIRECTORIAL SKILLS

    Learn the best directorial skills and competencies whilst considering the three main pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental and social.

  • OBJECTIVE 4.
    NEW TRENDS

    Identify new trends in sustainability to adopt them in the framework of different organizations, always considering their defining characteristics.

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Master in CSR and Sustainable Leadership’s Syllabus

Our program is structured in 2 blocks and culminates with the Master's Thesis. In addition, during the development of the program there will be four voluntary bootcamps and different additional activities.

Block 1. Sustainability, sustainable management and CSR
Block 2. CSR, communication and green entrepreneurship.
Master's Thesis
Bootcamps and additional activities

Elena Bulmer Santana
Director of the programme and Biodiversity Coordinator at Worldwatch Institute Europe

1. Sustainability, sustainable management and CSR

This module has an introductory character and will present the main trends in sustainability. Students will analyse the consequences of "non-sustainability" from a social and economic point of view, as well as "why" the latter continues to spread. Through all these analyses, students will discover why the development and implementation of sustainable actions and strategies is essential in business nowadays.

Professor: Elena Bulmer Santana, Biodiversity Coordinator at Worldwatch Institute Europe.
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This course will define and explain what it means to be a sustainable company, as well as the differences between a sustainable company and a non-sustainable company. Students will learn about the concept of sustainable strategic management and what it means to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. How is that achieved? What kind of strategic decision making makes it possible? Via the processes of analysis and both responsible and ethical management, students will be able to answer these questions.

Professor: José Antonio de la Rosa, Professor in different academic institutions.
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The point of this module is to help students develop a series of interpersonal skills. They will discover what strengths make them a leader and what weaknesses they should improve in order to become the best directors and managers. Through this self-learning path, students will explore the implications of leadership in organizational and project management so that by the end of the module, they’ve grown more self-confident and self-aware, both essential traits to enhance one’s professional development.

Professor: Oliva González, director at MyO.
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Through the contents of this course, students will come to understand the benefits of becoming leaders or "change agents" in favour of sustainability; they will integrate said lessons through active listening, coalition building and networking.

Professor: Susana Muñoz, Founding Partner at Alchymia Essential Transformation.
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In the fifth module, students will learn how to develop and implement a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy in an organizational environment, either at a project or company level. They will learn about Social Responsibility diagnostics inside and outside the company in order to implement effective sustainable organizational strategies; in addition, students will learn to use the right tools to measure each strategy’s impact.

Professor: Candida Diano Pucci, Founding Partner at Axaria Europe, SL.
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2. CSR, communication and green entrepreneurship

CSR is not only important for the company's management, but also for its operations. There are a series of ethical and sustainable values that have to be reflected in the daily work of the organization throughout its value chain, from the initial demand stage to the distribution stage.

Professor: Javier San Martín, Managing Partner at Ogaranzo.
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There is a growing demand for sustainable projects inside and outside the company. Sustainability is not only of importance at an organizational level, but also at a project level, which are oftentimes called "temporary organizations". Something that is especially important in the case of sustainable projects is the multidisciplinary approach.

Professor: Charo Fresneda, Founding CEO at Eventtivo.
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A multidisciplinary character is essential in sustainable projects; however, the communication is just as crucial, both at an internal and external level. “Green” or "sustainable" communication is key to disseminating the company's sustainable values while ensuring that there is an alignment between the different internal and external stakeholders of the organization. This module will focus more on the internal communication of the company.

Professor: Charo Fresneda, Founding CEO at Eventtivo.
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There is a tendency nowadays towards what is called “Green Marketing”. Green and sustainable advertisements make it clear that different companies care about the environment, which has become essential in today’s context. In this module, students will learn about the true meaning behind what we call “Green Marketing” and the best strategies used by real tcompanies.

Professor: Julio Blas, President of Echar a Rodar.
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There’s no doubt that sustainability is considered "fashionable" nowadays. However, it is our job to show how necessary it actually is within a business environment. In companies, we often work with limited resources, so we must develop new business strategies designed to face future challenges such as resource availability. Similarly, innovation and entrepreneurship create thousands of jobs annually in a variety of professional fields: education, communication, agriculture, mobility and waste management, among others. In this module, students will delve into the benefits of innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable management models and the circular economy, among others.

Professor: May López, Development Director at Companies for Sustainable Mobility.
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Master's Final Project and Additional Activities

This program is designed to complement the content of the thematic blocks with the necessary training to achieve their assimilation. Said activities are conceived from a triple perspective: technical assistance, personal support and individual and group challenges that are necessary to achieve the objectives set.

Pre-Masters Bootcamps

The student will have the opportunity to take 3 Pre-Master Bootcamps that will open progressively and can be taken at any time. Once these activities are successfully completed, students will receive a certificate of completion.
- Bootcamp 1. Personal Branding
- Bootcamp 2. Data Storytelling
- Bootcamp 3. Creative Thinking and Innovation

Introductory Workshop | Campus Training
Before the start of the academic year, students will have the opportunity to attend an introductory workshop to the Campus, where they will be provided with the necessary tools and knowledge for the correct use of the platform during the academic year.

Professional Development Program (PDP)
Two weeks before the start of the academic year, students will be able to participate in a professional development program where they will work hand in hand with a teacher to develop different skills such as time management, productivity, stress management and emotional intelligence. Upon completion of the workshop, and provided that the relevant activities have been carried out, a certificate of completion can be obtained.

For 6 months, students will participate in the definition, development and presentation of a sustainable development plan. A professor will supervise the project, which will be later be defended before an examining board.

Professor: Elena Bulmer Santana, Biodiversity Coordinator en Worldwatch Institute Europe.
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The Lifelong learning Master's Degree in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Leadership is complemented by conferences and seminars throughout the course. These additional activities are carried out by renowned professionals in business management who present their experiences and practical cases through videoconferences.

Bootcamp: Management skills

In this bootcamp, students will work on aspects such as emotional intelligence and communication skills; you will learn how to manage stress and practice the process of motivating work teams.

Professor: Susana Muñoz, Founding Partner at Alchymia Essential Transformation.
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Bootcamp: Self-leadership

The point of this bootcamp is to help students evaluate themselves and recognize their abilities, strengths and best qualities, as well as their areas of improvement. From there, they will be able to develop a self-leadership plan, essential for anyone striving to become a good leader.

Professor: Oliva González, Director at MyO.
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Bootcamp: CSR

In this bootcamp, students will be presented with a practical and real case in order to come up with the best answers to solve a problem of lack of CSR. What would you do in a real scenario?

Professor: Candida Diano Pucci, Founding Partner at Axaria Europe, SL.
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Bootcamp: Finances

The objective of this bootcamp is to teach students how to carry out the financial evaluation of their TFM project.

Professor: Juan José Montiel, Founder at CitiusLogistics
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Company visits

During the program, students will have the opportunity to attend synchronous videoconferences with experts in each area. They will share their experiences and best practices in their sector.

Webinars

Most of the training is done asynchronously, which means that this exchange of knowledge is done through a platform that allows sharing written texts without the need for people to be connected at the same time. Additionally, in each of the modules, synchronous sessions or 'webinars' are organized, where all participants are connected at the same time through an application, which allows the exchange of knowledge in 'real time'.

Students taking this Master at OBS Business School will have the opportunity to prepare for the Scrum Certifications (Product Owner & Scrum Master) *.

*The cost of the certifications, as well as the preparatory course, are not included in the price of the program.

Methodology

La metodología Student ON de OBS se centra en el estudiante impulsando su desarrollo profesional en un entorno 100% online

OBS has an online methodology where the core is the student. Always backed by active and internationally renowned lecturers, who share their knowledge to enhance the professional development of students through a flexible, collaborative method with personalised monitoring. The aim is to create a unique educational experience that allows the assimilation of knowledge in a practical way.

Student ON's fundamental pillar is the student and, for this reason, throughout the course students have their Programme Manager, an academic figure who accompanies them in a personalised way.

Diploma

After successfully finishing the Master's degree, and having completed the relevant procedures, you will receive the Master's degree from OBS Business School. In addition, and provided that you meet the established academic and administrative requirements, you will obtain a Lifelong learning Master's degree from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

In order to obtain it, you must have a university degree. In the exceptional case of not having this degree and having passed the Master's evaluations, you will obtain a Higher University Diploma from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).

At OBS Business School we are committed to having our own degree, which allows us to quickly update and adapt the programmes in each edition to be at the forefront of the educational level demanded by companies today. Our programmes are designed for professionals who want to strenghten their management skills and learn through an international experience.

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Admission Process

The fundamental aim of our admissions process is to ensure the suitability of candidates. All participants should get the most out of this learning experience, through a context in which it is possible to develop long-term relationships with classmates, faculty and alumni.

After completing the application form for one of our programmes, you will receive an e-mail with information about the School and a member of the Admissions Department will contact you to start the admission process. Once you have successfully passed the personal interview, you must submit all the required documentation to continue the admission process and certify that you meet the requirements of the student profile. After the Admissions Committee, if it is positive, you will be able to register and enrol in the programme you have applied for.

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Student Profile

Our students in the Master in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Leadership have different backgrounds and come from different sectors, but they all have a common goal: to enhance their management skills to boost their professional careers.

Discover the student profile of the Master in CSR and Sustainable Leadership
"It gave me the opportunity to understand how companies operate in different aspects of human rights, labour practices, environmental practices, even in all aspects of sustainable development itself in the countries and in day-to-day life.
Rafael Castellano
Master in CSR and Sustainable Leadership