Master in Sustainability and Environmental Management
The Master in Sustainability and Environmental Management prepares you to acquire a strategic and global vision of sustainability and its impact on an economic and corporate level. The programme addresses everything related to environmental management, the circular economy and the application of technologies and innovation for a sustainable and responsible development.
- 12 months
- 60 ECTS
- APRIL 2024
- 7500 €
Additionally, obtain a double degree from our academic partner in Madrid, the University specialized in what the market demands.
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.
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Learn about the sustainable development objectives, as well as the roadmap set by the 2030 Agenda, analysing its impact throughout the different regions.
Delve into the concept of circular economy, both from a productive and consumption point of view, understanding the benefits derived from this model.
Acquire the necessary knowledge to evaluate sustainable investment projects, considering aspects linked to environmental, social and good governance elements.
Learn about sustainable innovation as an alternative for the development of technologies that generate a positive impact on the environment and society. Analyse the concept of Green ICT.
Master in Sustainability and Environmental Management’s Syllabus
Our program provides you with a global vision of sustainability and its impact on the economy, with a special focus on environmental and energy management, the key aspects of the circular economy and the innovative use of new technologies for sustainable purposes. In addition, two voluntary bootcamps and different additional activities are carried out during the program.
Block 1. Global Sustainability
Block 3. Economics, Business and Sustainability
Bootcamps and additional activities
1. Global Sustainability
This module aims to provide an initial approach to the concept and key aspects of sustainability, focusing on the different areas of application and offering the students an overview that allows them to understand its relevance in the current environment. Some of the topics that we will delve into are: sustainability, environmental sustainability and social sustainability.
Professor: Nina Fàbrega Domènech, Head of Environment and Sustainability at MANGO.
The objective of this course is to analyse the different levers and tools that exist in the implementation of sustainability strategies, in particular, the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda; at the same time, students will analyse the actions and impact that said tools can have on different regions.
Professor: Diego Escobar, First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador.
The point of this module is to introduce students to the concept of Governance and Governability within the framework of sustainability as two essential axes that make promoting efficient management and responding to aspects such as inequalities, unemployment and natural resource management possible. Within this course, students will also analyse different success stories.
Professor: Diego Garcia, Professor at the Real Madrid University School.
2. Economics, Business and Sustainability
The objective of this module is to help students identify the different existing sustainable economic models, analysing their characteristics, their guiding principles and the implications linked to the transition from linear to non-linear economic models. This module will cover aspects such as the transition process from traditional to sustainable models, the characteristics and foundations of the new economic models and the triple impact economic models, among others.
Professor: Isabel Roser Hernández, Founder, Senior Advisor and Social Broker at Hilo Sustainability.
This module aims to help students focus on the concept of circular economy from a double production-consumption perspective, analysing the benefits derived in relation to the linear economy models.
Professor: Pilar Arrayás, specialist in Circular Economy at Ecoembes.
This module will help students delve into the concept of industrial and territorial ecology and its impact on sustainable development. How has the implementation of strategies that seek to make efficient use of resources influenced both the environment and the economies? How does industrial ecology work? What are the most useful tools of industrial ecology?
The objective of this module is to analyse the concepts of energy efficiency and environmental management at a general and industrial level, empathizing on the different indicators and best practices. Students will learn about energy efficiency, the most important indicators, best practices, etc.
Professor: Íñigo Archebala, EKOENDER Consultant and BUSTIO auditor.
Can you identify the different existing renewable energies and their specific use in the industrial field? In this module, students will analyse the characteristics and the economic impact of each renewable energy available to us.
This module focuses on the concept of sustainable innovation as an alternative for the development of technologies that generate a positive impact on both the environment and society. Students will also learn to analyse the concept of Green ICT, addressing the newest technologies developed in order to guarantee a positive impact on the environment.
Professor: Marcos Guillén, Marketing Director and Innovation Consultant at SDLI.
This module will provide students with the necessary knowledge to evaluate sustainable investment projects, considering aspects linked to environmental, social and good governance elements. Students will learn about investment valuation, the paradigm shift towards sustainable finance and the importance of sustainable investment projects.
Professor: Xavier Carbonell, Industrial Controller at Damm.
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.
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: Beatriz Bayo, Managing director en Reportia.
This Master is complemented by conferences, debates, bootcamps and seminars throughout the programme. These additional activities are carried out by renowned professionals in business management that will talk about their own experiences and the cases they’ve worked on.
Bootcamp: Corporate Social Responsibility
The objective of this bootcamp is to offer an integral vision of sustainability within the company through Corporate Social Responsibility. In this bootcamp, students will analyse the concept of CSR and will work on several practical implementation cases.
Professor: Oliva González, Director at MyO.
Bootcamp: Ecodesign, sustainable products
During this bootcamp, students will learn to analyse the process of conception, development, transportation and recycling of new sustainable products. They will also work on the creative process and the best possible approach to new sustainable products.
Professor: Berta Mota, Director of Circular Economy at Anthesis Lavola.
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.
The practical component of the program, which complements the theoretical training, is essential. That’s why during throughout the programme, students will be able to attend debates on current topics of interest and simulations for decision making applied to real situations. They will also learn to analyse case studies from an academic point of view.
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 the Master in Sustainability and Environmental Management 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.
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.
After successfully finishing the programme, and having completed the relevant procedures, you will receive the OBS Business School diploma. In addition, and provided that you meet the established academic and administrative requirements, you will obtain a Lifelong learning Master's degree from the Universidad Internacional de la Empresa (UNIE). In order to obtain it, you must have a University Degree (Engineering, Bachelor's Degree or Diploma).
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.
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.
Our students in the Master in Sustainability and Environmental Management have different profiles. However, they all have the same objective: to improve their managerial skills in order to boost their professional careers.