MSc Applied Sustainability Management

SRH Haarlem-Campus
18 months Full-Time | 36 months Part-Time
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

MSc Applied Sustainability Management

As humans, we are still heavily dependent on natural resources for our activities, work, and survival. However, their massive use leads to exhaustion and has irreversible negative consequences for our climate and the well-being of our planet. To avoid disastrous consequences for our society, we must focus on a more sustainable future by drastically reducing our need for natural resources and moving towards a circular economy.

This master’s program is designed to let you become a driving force in the transformation toward a sustainable world and will equip you with the knowledge and competencies needed to foster sustainable innovation.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree or higher)

The MSc in Applied Sustainability Management accepts students with:

  • A business-oriented Bachelor study level OR
  • Any other Bachelor study level plus a minimum of one year of relevant working experience

Proof of English language skills (IELTS6.5 or equivalent)

Specific requirements for EU/EEA applicants:

  • EU applicants need to have a professional level of English language skills (no test required)

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Program content

Semester One

  • Sustainability - The Basics
  • Sustainable Business and Governance
  • Psychological and Social Transformation

Semester Two

  • Transformation of Ecosystems
  • Elective One
    • Fair Trade
    • Renewable Energy Systems
    • Sustainable Agribusiness
    • Green Fashion
    • Sustainable Health Management
  • Elective Two
    • Sustainable Water Management
    • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
    • Sustainable Urban Development
    • Sustainable Mobility
    • Sustainable Food Industry

Semester Three

  • Transformation in Companies and NGOs
  • Applied Research Project

Program delivery

During the program, you will learn to become an Applied Sustainability Managera highly qualified professional who can contribute added value to a company or institution beyond the boundaries of his own field of applied knowledge and has specialised and interdisciplinary knowledge of different industries including energy, water and logistics, agribusiness, food, fashion, health care, urban development, and mobility.

As a graduate, you will master the design and implementation of sustainable and innovative sustainable solutions. You will understand and know how to integrate these solutions with sound business strategies and models. You can also manage complex transformation processes in companies and NGOs in an independent and autonomous way. Your competencies are backed up with competencies in qualitative and quantitative applied research and data analysis.

In addition, you will have the social competencies that come from social awareness and ethical criteria to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment.


  • Standard Fee for EU Students: 10,900 €
  • Standard fee for non-EU Students: 15,900 €

Career paths

As more and more organizations worldwide (governments, NGOs, companies) focus on a transition to a sustainable future, there is a greater need for researchers, innovators and experts who can shape and drive the transition to a circular economy. In the Dutch labor market alone, the demand for sustainability professionals has doubled in recent years and is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

Upon completion of this Master's program, you’ll have the skills and competencies needed to pursue a career as a:

  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Circular Economy Analyst
  • Climate Analyst
  • Sustainability Project Manager
  • Sustainability Program Manager
  • Sustainability Advisor
  • Sustainable Business developer
  • Entrepreneur in Sustainable Business

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SRH Haarlem Campus

The collaboration established institution Haarlem Campus offers students innovative teaching and learning concepts that encourage professional and personal growth. Haarlem Campus has been established by two experienced higher education advocates. A leading network of private universities in Germany, the SRH...

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Why study at SRH Haarlem-Campus

Inspiring learning environment

We live in exciting times offering as many challenges as opportunities. Hence, we need enterprising, spirited, and creative professionals who are able to translate their power and passions into future-oriented and innovative solutions. We aim to lay the foundation by creating an inspiring learning environment, embedded in a unique campus, placing great emphasis on personal development, interactive teaching, and practical relevance.

Culture of entrepreneurship

Our students are encouraged to develop their own ideas.

That’s why entrepreneurship meanders like a red thread through all of our programs, ensuring our students come into early contact with topics surrounding the foundation of a business.

The unique ecosystem, including an incubator hub in the Cupola of Haarlem, will additionally provide perfect conditions by offering a specialized network as well as supporting infrastructure.

Learning instead of teaching

We ensure that the active learner takes the centre stage.

Small study groups, authentic professional tasks, and theme-centered five-week blocks enable project-oriented working and learning, creating the best possible prerequisites for personal and professional growth.

To be consistent, our instructors will also take on a completely new role by moving away from simply imparting knowledge to serving as learning coaches and role models for the students.

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