The aim of this program is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education in Sustainable Tourism
3 terms (full-time program) or
6 terms (part-time program)
9 core modules and
5 major courses.
Projects in collaboration with executives
January, April and September
Classes are based around discussions of cases, videos and role-play activities.
Designed for all professionals in corporations, nonprofits and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice.
The Program aims to provide theoretical knowledge and facilitate the development of new applications of knowledge within different fields of investigation.
During the program, the students learn how to apply innovative solutions for a sustainable economy, society and environment through the practice-oriented projects that are guided by academics, consultants and professionals such as Oko Forests & The African Wildlife Foundation. These projects are part of SUMAS’ innovative teaching methodology which includes video conferences with leading speakers in business schools and multinational organizations around the globe. These activities not only encourage knowledge sharing but also provide valuable opportunities of networking for career development.
SUMAS students can choose to take a second optional year and engage in an internship in a corporation or an international organization.
Chang Chin Hsieh Master in Sustainable Tourism Management 2017
The program has inspired me to inspect the industry from different perspectives, allowing me to think outside of the box while encountering issues in the realm of sustainable tourism.
Simone Vellucci Master in Sustainability Management 2017
My experience in SUMAS has allowed for me to explore sustainable development from a holistic perspective. Thanks to the program I have improved my skills in the field of sustainability.
GNH (Gros National Happiness)
The course introduces the concept of GNH, its 9 domains and 33 indicators and its application in Bhutan. The course will discuss global GNH related initiatives in the world and we will use the GNH index to evaluate business practices.
Explore the issues related to a new tourist destination that is experiencing exponential growth in a fragile environment and having a low-density population.
Discover nature conservation first hand in Costa Rica and find out how this lush South American country is combating conservation issues daily
Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed a Bachelors degree. Once you have applied, our admissions team will be in contact with you for any further requirements.
- Photocopy of a valid passport or ID.
- Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor's studies, with certified translation (if not originally in English)
- CV/Resume indicating both complete education and any work experience in reverse chronological order.
- Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School.
- If you are not a native English speaker or you have not spent the last 3 years in an English-taught school or in a English work environment. – TOEFL(minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or – IELTS(Minimum score of 6)or other standardized English placement exams. To submit the TOEFL test score to SUMAS automatically please enter our TOEFL institutional code number- 4629- when you take the test.
- Application fee of 200CHF (EU students) or 500chf (Non-EU students)
- Two passport photographs
|Application fee (non-refundable, due with application submission)||
CHF 200 (Swiss & European citizens)
CHF 500 (All other countries)
|Advanced tuition payment (non-refundable, due upon receipt of acceptance letter)**||CHF 1'500|
|Advanced tuition fee for students with VISA requests (refundable in case of VISA refusal)**||CHF 10'000|
|Tuition for program||CHF 35'950|
|Expenses and Materials*||CHF 450*|
|Optional Internship & Professional Development 2nd year||CHF 9'900|
*Expenses and materials include eBook chapters and eJournals. Applications for simulation game software, capstone and student trips are additional costs and not included in the overall price.
** Deductible from tuition fee initial payment.