A predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences.
1 year (Full Time)
2 Years (Part-Time)
9 core modules
5 major modules
Projects in collaboration with executives
January, April and
Classes are based around discussions of cases, videos and role-play activities.
A predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses today's sustainability challenges!
This program involves global understanding of business knowledge and the development of new applications and innovative solutions for a sustainable economy, society & environment. MBA is a program for students who pursue a generalist career path and aim to achieve hands-on experience to satisfy the international requirements for sustainability management.
SUMAS students are constantly engaged in practice-oriented projects that are guided by academics, consultants and professionals. These projects are part of SUMAS’ innovative teaching methodology which includes video conferences with leading speakers in business schools and multinational organisations around the globe such as Procter & Gamble and Barilla. 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.
Ergit Bedalli MBA in Sustainability Management 2015
SUMAS has allowed for me to grow my passion for sustainability and allowed for me to focus on building a successful career in implementing integrated sustainable strategies for NGO’s and the business sector.
Valentina Filia MBA in Sustainability Management 2014
SUMAS MBA program represented for me an important boost to connect myself with the business world and to start creating my career.
Our experiential camps based around the world will help to raise your awareness of sustainable living and will allow you to develop practical solutions to environmental challenges. For more information about the kinds of camps available to you as an undergraduate student at SUMAS, click on the respective icons below.
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.
- Application fee of CHF 200 for EU and Switzerland and CHF 500 for non-EU students
- 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.
- Photocopy of valid passport or ID
- 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.