Sustainable Business MSc (Online) Falmouth University
Transform business practices to safeguard the future
Become a change-making business leader, a force for driving change from within, across the modern business landscape, or the founder of a sustainable business that’s doing things differently.
Discover, challenge and rethink business practices to help industry reduce and mitigate its environmental, social and economic impacts, meeting the commercial needs of the present while safeguarding the future.
Benefiting from Cornwall Business School’s established expertise and industry connections, you’ll develop the specialist knowledge, skills and competencies required to lead and inspire attitudinal and behavioural change, find new solutions to complex problems and redesign business practice for the benefit of people and the planet.
With ethical considerations intrinsic to this Sustainable Business course, you will emerge with a compelling set of sustainable, strategic and change management skills. Along with an enhanced sense of creative application across different business contexts, you will be equipped to respond to the climate emergency by supporting existing businesses or creating your own innovative start-up.
If you have an enthusiasm for sustainability and the desire to use your professionalism, teamwork and communication skills for good, then this course could be for you. You may currently be in employment within a large organisation, running your own start-up, or have ambitions to create a new business. Above all, you will have the desire to succeed at postgraduate study level, with an interest in pursuing a career in sustainable businesS.
- Graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to become an inspiring and resilient business leader, driving change across the shifting modern business landscape.
- Become an expert in conscious change management, a comprehensive area covering human development and large strategic systems transformation.
- Build a critical awareness of different methods of sustainable transformation across a broad range of business contexts.
- Learn to identify opportunities for ethical business transformation.
- Enhance your originality, communication and leadership capabilities.
- Sharpen your research skills at the intersection of theory and practice.
On this forward-thinking Sustainable Business course, you'll learn how individuals and organisations can bring about positive environmental and social change through business innovation.
You’ll build your foundation of sustainable business practice, understanding the principles, frameworks and theories, as well as through industry engagement and the interrogation of case studies, the critical relationships between business, society and the environment.
You'll deepen your knowledge of business operations through a sustainability lens, empowering you to identify market opportunities for sustainable transformation to lead to delivering change.
You’ll also hone the core business skills, including communication, negotiation, and leadership, required to launch your own sustainable business.
MSc Sustainable Business is comprised of five modules, four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project (180 credits in total). The modules have been specifically designed to be studied in a non-linear order. You'll begin the course with Module 1 and end the course with your Final Major Project (MSc only). The order in which you'll study modules 2-4 will depend on when you begin the course.
- Sustainable Practice
- Social and Cultural Development
- Strategic Business Creation
- Conscious Change Management
- Final Major Project
The modules above are those being studied by our students or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How you'll learn
Our online degrees have been designed from the outset to be taught and learned online. This means that they're crafted specifically for you to study remotely. We offer a truly multidisciplinary syllabus designed to meet the demands of the creative industries, and as a postgraduate student, you should dedicate at least 20-25 hours per week for study.
You’ll learn through a blend of case studies, webinars, guest talks, tasks and discussion forums, which you’ll access via our dedicated virtual learning environment. This is also where you’ll find all key documentation, get course announcements and access rich learning resources. You'll access all these materials via our dedicated virtual learning environment. Our lectures are pre-recorded and re-watchable, so you won't have to worry about attending them.
You'll be supported academically by Online Tutors, who will also deliver weekly webinars and facilitate the online forums. If you need assistance with anything that isn't directly related to course material, a dedicated Student Advisor team will be on hand to help. You'll also have access to Falmouth University's excellent employability service, RealWORKs
We incorporate optional face-to-face events for all our online students. There will be up to two per year and will typically run over weekends, to fit around your other commitments. They're great opportunities to meet other students and Tutors and to explore course-related topics through additional activities and discussions. You'll get the chance to hear from industry experts, offering a wider professional context for your learning and a deeper insight into your chosen industry.
Assessment on this course has been carefully planned to work specifically for online delivery. The assessment provides the course team with a means of offering tailored guidance alongside advice on how to progress knowledge and skills in key areas that relate to the course Learning Outcomes. The course team will identify your strengths and weaknesses as an individual and discuss them with you throughout your time on the course.
As you move through the modules, you will keep an assessed critical reflective journal, for weekly reflections on learning, helping you to embed critical self-evaluation into your ideas and personal development.
You'll be assessed via coursework at the end of each module in the form of visual, verbal and written assignments. You will also receive regular feedback via webinars, Q&As and workshops with other students on your course.
This course is designed to support and develop your understanding of the theory and practice of contemporary sustainable business. You can choose your own approach, either as a theorist or practitioner, with a view to supporting existing businesses or creating your own start-up business.
The specific career options you may pursue after studying Sustainable Business MSc include:
- Sustainability Consultant
- Sustainability Manager
- Sustainability Data Consultant
- Sustainability Management Trainer
- Business Entrepreneur
Further study opportunities include postgraduate research study within a sustainable business or management-related disciplines.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Early Bird discount
An Early Bird discount is available for early applications. The scheme offers a £300 MA tuition fee reduction if you apply by the Early Bird discount submission deadline:
|Early Bird discount submission deadline*||Academic start date|
|1 August 2023||25 September 2023|
|27 November 2023||22 January 2024|
|1 April 2024||27 May 2024|
*If you receive an offer and within two weeks you accept the place and pay the acceptance fee, you will then qualify for a further £300 off your MA tuition fees. Both these payments would be applied to your final fee instalment.
To discuss all our discount opportunities, contact an advisor.