A predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns.
MBA : 46CTS
1 year (Full Time)
2 Years (Part-Time)
9 core modules
5 major modules
Projects in collaboration with executives
February and September
Classes are based around discussions of cases, videos and role-play activities.
Understand the key sustainability challenges and opportunities within the fashion industry!
This course provides in-depth knowledge about the core issues and challenges of sustainable fashion and integrates responsible leadership applied to the fashion sector. Participants learn the art of sustainable fashion with a creative focus and a critical awareness that enables them to be an active player in the sustainable fashion industry.
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 organizations and in-class company presentations. These activities not only encourage knowledge sharing but also provide valuable opportunities for networking to enhance your career development.
SUMAS students can choose to take a second optional year and engage in an internship in a corporation or an international organization.
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 150CHF
- 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 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
- Applications from non-degree candidates will be evaluated for our Executive-MBA based on 3-4 years managerial work experience
Tuition fees for our MBA programs depend on the campus of choice, either Gland (Switzerland) or Milan (Italy).
Fees and related-costs are as follows:
|Program Fees||CHF 42,200|
|Expenses and Materials||CHF 650*|
|Program Fees||EUR 25,200|
|Expenses and Materials||EUR 600*|
|Milan (Italy) + Gland (Switzerland)|
|One semester in Gland and one semester in Milan|
|Program Fees||CHF 36,400|
|Expenses and Materials||EUR 650*|
*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.
Please, note that the non-refundable application fee (CHF 150) is not included in these fees. Upon acceptance, candidates must submit a confirmation deposit (deducted from the tuition fees) in order to secure their seat for their program and campus of choice as per our student agreement.
Partial Scholarships are offered for those students that embrace the values and spirit of our institution. To find more about our scholarship framework, click here.
“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.”Ergit BedalliMBA in Sustainability Management 2015
“SUMAS MBA program represented for me an important boost to connect myself with the business world and to start creating my career.”Valentina FiliaMBA in Sustainability Management 2014
“Great design, sustainability and a great business do go hand in hand” Michael Burke.
“At Patagonia, we appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. We aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imaginations—to do something about it.”
“Our commitment has grown as the necessity to preserve the natural world and the systems that sustain life becomes paramount. Today, with a renewed sense of urgency, Rolex supports pioneering individuals and organizations finding solutions to safeguard the planet for future generations”.
“Being a sustainable business is about striking the balance between shareholder expectations and the needs and concerns of our employees, the workers in our supply chain and the environment. We truly believe that acting as a responsible business – one which is fully committed to respecting human rights – will contribute to lasting economic success.”