Master of Science in Sustainability Management

The Master of Science in Sustainability Management offers you the technical and strategic keys to make sustainability one of the central focuses in the management of a company or institution. You will be trained to lead in sustainability from the perspective of its social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

Full time
Start of classes
9 October 2023 (to be confirmed)
End of classes
30 June 2024 (to be confirmed)
Class times
Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 1 pm (class times may vary in exceptional circumstances)
Program type
Official Master’s Degree
On campus
Optional company internship
Balmes Campus
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The Master of Science in Sustainability Management is a one-year, full-time course offered jointly by ESCI-UPF and the UPF Barcelona School of Management (BSM). Taught entirely in English, it aims to give students a global vision of sustainability, understood as an opportunity that adds value to companies and institutions and sharpens their competitive edge.

Students on this course acquire the necessary technical and strategic skills, knowledge and expertise to integrate sustainability into management at organisations. You will learn how to lead sustainability from a three-dimensional approach: environmental, economic and social.

In a context of growing environmental and social awareness, concepts such as energy transition, circular economy, sustainable development goals, the 2030 Agenda, corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship are key to our future. Together, these concepts make up a professional profile with a very bright future. This master’s degree will teach you how to manage sustainability in organisations without forgetting their economic and social interests.

The Master of Science in Sustainability Management is taught by world-class lecturers drawn from ESCI-UPF and UPF-BSM, alongside highly respected professionals eager to share their knowledge and expertise.

Why this programme?

  • A professional profile with a bright future. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that the green economy will create 24 million jobs worldwide over the coming years, and the United Nations’ forecasts are even higher
  • Excellent teaching staff. You will be taught by experts in their own specialist field who form part of various university chairs linked to sustainability and who will provide an invaluable range of different perspectives
  • Links to the professional world. The programme includes experiential learning activities that will give you an insight into projects linked to innovation in sustainability and visits to companies and institutions in the field of the ecological transition


  • Flexibility. The syllabus provides a global vision that will give you a firm grasp of the current ecological transformation of companies and society. You can choose from a range of elective subjects in the three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, economic and social.
  • Barcelona. This programme offers you the opportunity to study in the city that was World Capital of Sustainable Food in 2021 and is home to over a thousand organisations committed to environmental, economic and social sustainability. In addition, its urban transformation has become an object of study across the world.


  • Learn how to interpret political, economic and social issues through the lens of sustainability
  • Acquire and put into action the necessary skills and strategies to lead the ecological transition in businesses and institutions in a manner that is compatible with their economic and social development
  • Obtain a firm grasp of key sustainability concepts such as energy transition, circular economy, ESG criteria, sustainable development goals (SDG), corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship
  • Master the three dimensions of sustainability—environmental, social and economic—to adapt them to corporate management, measure their impact and report them effectively to stakeholders

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Aimed at

Recent graduates keen to start a business career in the field of sustainability

Professionals already in employment in other fields, either as managers or other specialists, and who are looking to hone their knowledge and expertise of sustainability

Professionals looking to take their career in a promising new direction while acquiring a general, broad and practical education in sustainability management in companies and institutions

Career opportunities

  • Consultancy
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Auditing
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Sustainable Marketing

Potential job opportunities:

  • Sustainability Project Manager
  • Sustainability and CSR Consultant
  • ESG Consultant
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Auditor in Supplier Sustainability
  • Sustainability Project Manager
  • Supply Chain Sustainability Manager
  • Energy Policy and Strategy Consultant
  • Climate Change Consultant

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