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Master of Sustainable Business (MSusBus)

This 12-month masters is an interdisciplinary programme drawing on emerging research in the field to provide you with an advanced qualification in sustainability, and its relevance to the business community. As a graduate you will have a wide range of career options such as sustainability managers for industry, business analysts, sustainable business consultants, and sustainable development managers.

View the Master of Sustainable Business infosheet (PDF, 271KB).

Entry requirements for the MSusBus

A candidate for the MSusBus must:

  • Be a graduate and normally have achieved an average of at least B+ in the relevant 300-level papers or
  • Have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience and gain approval from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Commerce

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Master of Sustainable Business programme details

The programme consists of:

  • one academic year of papers at 400-level

Plus either

  • a research project (thesis)
  • or an applied project


The MSusBus comprises:

MANT414 Research Process

Topics in research, history, philosophy, theory and practice. Topic emphasis and learning methods vary according to instructor and study interest.

MANT 437 Organisations and Sustainability

Examines how businesses are responding to sustainability and climate change in the current socio-economic context, and encourages students to create alternative scenarios of future business worlds.

MANT 450 Governance and Social Responsibility

Evaluate and critique the concept of social responsibility, understand the context of it and how it functions operationally and at the governance level.

MANT451 Strategic Change and Innovation

Consideration of seminal and contemporary literature in strategic management across a range of subject areas in order to develop an appreciation for key questions that lie ahead for research and practice.

and three of the following elective papers:

ECON405 The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice
EMAN410 Energy Policy
ENTR420 Sustainable Entrepreneurship
GEOG472 Developments in Environmental Management
GEOG475 Sustaining Rural Livelihoods in Developing Countries
MANT415 Advanced Research Practice
MANT455 Leadership Development
TOUR422 Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Plus one of the following 40 point papers:

MANT501 Applied Project
MANT580 Research Project

Students enrolling in MANT580 should take MANT415 Advanced Research Practice as one of their electives.

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