Structure and regulations
Master of Science in Sustainability Management


Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded the official degree of Master of Science in Sustainability Management  / Máster Universitario en Gestión de la Sustainability by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

This master’s degree is officially recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education.*

The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU) has recognised UPF-BSM as an accredited institution.?This accreditation certifies all the official master’s degree programmes taught at this institution and recognises the quality of its educational model in accordance with European Higher Education Area (EHEA)criteria.

* Pending final administrative formalities for its inclusion in the Spanish Register of Universities, Centres and Titles (RUCT).


The Master of Science in Sustainability Management is divided into four modules covering the different dimensions of sustainability

Students must take all required subjects and, guided by their tutor, choose six elective subjects. The programme includes an optional company internship that is recognised as equivalent to 2 elective subjects (6 ECTS).

During the second and third terms, students work on their Master’s Thesis final project to apply the knowledge acquired on the programme.

Classes will be taught at both ESCI-UPF and the UPF Barcelona School of Management.

Fundamentals of Sustainability

Required subjects

  • Sustainability Concepts and SDGs
  • Sustainability Management Systems

Elective subjects

  • ODS in Practice
Environmental Dimension of Sustainability

Required subjects

  • Environmental Impacts: Causes and Effects
  • Climate Change: Facts, Emergency, Political and Legal Context
  • Product and Environment
  • Carbon Footprint

Elective subjects

  • Green Procurement and Environmental Labelling
  • Energy and Renewables
  • Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle
Economic Dimension of Sustainability

Required subjects

  • Marketing and Communication Fundamentals
  • Economics for Sustainable Development
  • Applied Statistics

Elective subjects

  • Sustainability Communication and Marketing: Social Media, Mass Media
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Sustainability in Logistics and Operations
  • Public–Private Collaborations in Sustainable Projects
Social Dimension of Sustainability

Required subjects

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Law and Jurisprudence
  • Master’s Thesis

Elective subjects

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Internship

Elective subjects will only be taught if a minimum number of students sign up. The definitive list of subjects on offer may vary depending on the academic timetabling for the year in question.


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