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Master of Sustainable Business (MSusBus)

Study on campus or online and tackle the big issues: sustainability, climate change and resource scarcity

The MSusBus is an interdisciplinary programme providing you with an advanced qualification in sustainability. This is the only course of its type in New Zealand.

It provides an in-depth consideration of one of the key issues of our time – how to manage an organisation while maximising social outcomes and minimising impacts on the natural environment.

Drawing upon emerging research, the MSusBus positions graduates with a range of career options in the public and private sectors, such as sustainability managers, business analysts, sustainable business consultants and sustainability advisors.

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Key information

  • Available on campus in Dunedin or online through distance learning
  • Open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with an average grade of B+ in relevant 300-level papers.
  • Applicants with equivalent alternative qualifications or experience are also considered
  • Start in 2022 (part-time study only)

Download the Master of Sustainable Business information sheet (PDF)

On campus course structure

Papers:

  • MANT 414 Research Process
  • MANT 437 Organisations and Sustainability
  • MANT 447 Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business
  • MANT 450 Governance and Social Responsibility
  • MANT 451 Strategic Change and Innovation

Plus two* or three elective papers:

  • BSNS 401 The Environment of Business and Economics
  • ECON 405 The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice
  • EMAN 410 Energy Policy
  • ENTR 420 Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • FINC 420 Climate and Energy Finance
  • GEOG 401 Theories of Development
  • GEOG 402 Development Planning and Practice
  • GEOG 472 Developments in Environmental Management
  • MANT 455 Leadership Development
  • MANT 459 Indigenous Management and Organisation (Advanced)
  • TOUR 422 Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Plus one of the following:

  • MANT 501 Applied Project
  • MANT 580 Research Project

*A candidate will be exempt from MANT 437 on the basis of having previously passed MANT 337.

Online/Distance learning course structure

  • Live evening classes using Zoom
  • Complete your MSusBus in 26 months

Required papers:

  • BSNS 401 The Environment of Business and Economics
  • MANT 414 Research Methods
  • MANT 437 Organisations and Sustainability
  • MANT 443 Special Topic: Advanced Organisations and Sustainability
  • MANT 450 Governance and Social Responsibility
  • MANT 451 Strategic Change and Innovation
  • MANT 455 Socially Responsible Leadership

Plus:

  • MANT 501 Applied Project

Start your application at the MSusBus regulations page