Master of Science (MSc) in
International Sustainability Management
Balance business acumen with climate science for an impactful career!

Objectives of the programme

The obvious can no longer be ignored — climate change is having distinct impacts on every dimension of life around the world. The time to deliver new ways of thinking and operating to preserve our planet is now, and companies are certainly feeling the heat. Businesses, which have an out-sized impact on our society and culture, are more and more assuming  responsibility for a sustainable management of the economy and our livelihoods.

That’s where you come into play. All types of organisations are following that call. Governments are adapting infrastructure to reduce weather shocks on its citizens.  Renewable energy technologies need to be adapted to more sectors and resource-efficient solutions from a circular or sharing economy are spreading. Companies need to develop responsible supply chains in their global operations, and start-ups are developing innovative solutions for urban farming. Nearly all are being asked to report on and communicate their environmental and social impacts. 

The opportunities are vast. Business is changing, and they’re looking for passionate and knowledgeable experts to help meet their obligations to society and the environment while also driving impact and growth.

The Master in International Sustainability Management equips you with the knowledge and skills to address these opportunities with an interdisciplinary approach. As a Master of Science, the programme is grounded in science and research, but also takes on a business perspective. It offers a broad portfolio of classes on the different problems and their context, solutions to consider, and management tools to deal with the transition.

MSc in International Sustainability Management

Making that difference

The two-year programme is taught at ESCP’s Berlin and Paris campuses, with two fixed terms in each city. In term 5 you will write your Master's thesis. You'll do an internship in Term 6, wherever in the world you like. The class composition is highly international, with diverse takes on the problems we face and their solutions. This multicultural exposure and mobile lifestyle will ideally prepare you for a global career.

Nuanced discussions and intensive teamwork offer the chance to develop the interpersonal skills to argue your position and persuade others, as well as collaborate cross-culturally with your peers. You can get involved with ESCP student associations, and both the cities of Berlin and Paris, with robust sustainability commitments, allow you to directly engage in the larger community and build your network.

Participants’ background

  • Business Administration / Economics: 60%
  • Languages / Culture / Literature: 6%
  • Sociology / Geography / Liberal Arts: 7%
  • Environmental Science / Sustainability: 8%
  • Engineering / Technology: 3%
  • Architecture / Arts / Design: 6%
  • International Relations / Politics / Law: 10%

26

nationalities

77% women

23% men

EU – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain
Non-EU – Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela

European Academic Director


Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf - Chair and Professor of Environment and Economics - ESCP Berlin Campus

Prof. Dr. Oliver Laasch

Chair and Professor of Responsible Management
ESCP Berlin Campus

PhD Management and Innovation


Research areas: Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Management Practices, Alternative Business Models and their Innovation


Co-Director


Prof. Dr. Olivier Delbard - Coordinator of the Sustainability Department - ESCP Paris Campus

Prof. Dr. Olivier Delbard

Coordinator of the Sustainability Department
ESCP Paris Campus

PhD in Economics
HDR (French acad. qual. for Ph.D. supervisor)
Research areas: Business ethics, strategic and macro-economic issues of sustainable development and CSR


Accreditation

ACQUIN LogoThe MSc in International Sustainability Management has been state-accredited by the Senate Administration for Education, Science and Research of the Federal State of Berlin. The programme is also an internationally recognized state-accredited Master of Science degree by the Accreditation Council through ACQUIN since 2016 and in accordance with the Bologna reform. ACQUIN's accreditation is valid until 2031.

ACQUIN Akkreditierung

About the ESCP MSc

Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to adapt, progress, and lead in a globalized world. The choice of a Full-Time MSc corresponds to a professional project and gives young graduates and managers a combination of high-value skills  and experiences sought by recruiters. Choosing this intensive format allows for immediate access to decision-making positions.

Consultancy Projects
Acting as a potential consultant but helping real companies

Offering students real-life experience with sustainability challenges faced by companies and developing their problem-solving skills.

About the 2023 edition

2023 INTAKE PROFILE

70 students
26 nationalities
5 continents

60%
Are business/economics graduates. All academic backgrounds are welcome!

23
Is the average age of students starting this programmes

23% male
77% female

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Integration of ERS into ESCP’s mission, governance, strategy and current operations

Read more about
Sustainability at ESCP

ESCP Berlin Campus
Sustainability Report 2022 [PDF]

Advisory Board in Sustainability Management
Business as usual is over

The Advisory Board in Sustainability Management consists of research, business and organisation experts and devoted itself to finding answers to essential questions within the field of sustainability management and sustainable business.

SustBusy Research Center Logo

In cooperation with 25 ESCP members from Paris, Torino, Madrid, Warsaw and Berlin, the research centre on issues of sustainability in business and society has been founded in 2013 under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf.

Master of Science (MSc) in
International Sustainability Management
Curriculum

Make Saving the Planet Your Day Job

The MSc in International Sustainability Management (120 ECTS) will teach you what you need to know to build a rewarding career in sustainability

We are convinced that future managers need to understand the world, its natural systems, and how they work before implementing viable solutions.The programme therefore starts with an introduction to sustainability research, resource economics, and natural science foundations on climatology and ecosystems.

Alongside an introduction to sustainability management as a business discipline, the MSc addresses the economics perspective of resource exploitation and emission control on which government regulations are formed. The curriculum alternates between business frameworks for sustainability transitions and topics such as NGO management or sustainable governance.

A two-year full-time programme

Your learning journey begins in September and is organised into 6 terms as follows:

Course Modules

You have to be proficient in English to follow these courses.

Sustainability
  • Environmental and Sustainability Management
    • Environmental and Sustainability Management
    • Business Ethics and CSR
    • Integrated Reporting
  • Ecosystems, Climate change and Economic theory
    • Ecological Background of Economic Activity: Climatology / Ecosystems Theory
    • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Frameworks for a sustainability transition
    • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
    • New Concepts for a Sustainable Lifestyle: the Circular Economy
    • New Interactions between business and society: innovative responses to the sustainability challenge
    • The Dark Side of Sustainability
  • Elective 1: Society, the developing world and the financial dimension
    • NGO & Management
    • International Business and Human Rights
    • Sustainable Finance
    • Measuring Social Impact
  • 5-Day Study Seminar in the Brandenburg region outside Berlin
    • Company visits
    • Workshops & lectures by sustainability practitioners
International
  • Sustainable governance and management in an international context
    • Cross Cultural Management and Sustainability
    • Energy, Business, Climate, and Geopolitics
    • Sustainability Governance and Policy
  • Project management and consulting
    • International Project Management and Consulting
    • Mini Consultancy Project
General Management
  • Research & Consultancy
    • Research methods
    • Managing complexity
  • Elective 2: Specialisations in Management
    • Eco-Venturing
    • Serious Game for Sustainable Change
    • Climate Change, Business, and Society
    • Impact Investment in Emerging Countries
    • Digital Technologies and Sustainability
Research
Skills

Faculty

Prof. Sylvie GEISENDORF
Sylvie GEISENDORF - ESCP Faculty
European Academic Director, Berlin Campus

Sylvie Geisendorf holds the Chair of Environment and Economics at the Berlin Campus.
In addition, Prof. Geisendorf is Scientific Director of the Research Centre on Sustainability: Business and Society - Towards a Sustainable World.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Model United Nations
  • Urban Resilience
Prof. Olivier DELBARD
Olivier DELBARD - ESCP Faculty
Academic Director, Paris Campus

Olivier Delbard is Professor at the Department of Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the Paris Campus. He is specialized on CSR and has written several books on it. In addition, Prof. Delbard is the Sustainability Coordinator of ESCP.


Courses taught in the programme
  • New Interactions between business and society
  • Sustainability Governance and Policy
  • Mini Consultancy Project
Prof. Kerstin ALFES
Kerstin ALFES - ESCP Faculty
Professor of Organisation and Human Resource Management, Berlin Campus

Kerstin Alfes is the Academic Director for the MBA in International Management at the Berlin Campus.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Research Methods (together with Prof. Bick)
  • Management of Change and Organizational Behaviour
Prof. Aurélien ACQUIER
Aurélien ACQUIER - ESCP Faculty
Associate Professor of Strategy, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Paris Campus

Research: Embedding CSR within organizations, CSR and sensemaking, CSR history


Courses taught in the programme
  • New concepts for a sustainable lifestyle (together with Prof. Carbone)
  • The dark side of sustainability (elective)
Prof. Markus BICK
Markus BICK - ESCP Faculty
Professor of Business Information Systems, Berlin Campus

Research: Knowledge management, e-learning, convergent systems, ambient intelligence, simulation


Courses taught in the programme
  • Research Methods (together with Prof. Wilken)
  • Business Information Systems (elective)
Prof. Thierry BOUDÈS
Thierry BOUDÈS - ESCP Faculty
Associate Professor of Strategy and project management at ESCP, Paris Campus

Research: narrative processes in organizations and the narrative dimensions of strategy and project management


Courses taught in the programme
  • International Project Management and Consulting
Prof. Rolf BRÜHL
Rolf BRÜHL - ESCP Faculty
Professor of Business Ethics and Management Control, Berlin Campus

Research: Behavioural accounting, CSR reporting, Social accounts and trust repair


Courses taught in the programme
  • Business Ethics and CSR
Prof. Valentina CARBONE
Valentina CARBONE - ESCP Faculty
Professor of Supply Chain Management, Paris Campus

Research: Sustainable and green supply chain management, CSR and sensemaking


Courses taught in the programme
  • Sustainable supply chain management (together with Prof. Moatti)
  • New concepts for a sustainable lifestyle (together with Prof. Acquier)
Bruno CAZENAVE
Bruno CAZENAVE - ESCP Faculty
PhD Student, Paris Campus

Specialised in Management Control. Current research title: “Impacts of financialised practices in French NGOs


Courses taught in the programme
  • NGO & Management (together with Emanuelle Garbe, elective)
Prof. David CHEKROUN
David CHEKROUN - ESCP Faculty
Associate Professor of Economics, Law and Social Sciences, Paris Campus

David Chekroun is the co-director of the “Law & Finance” major. In 2013, he was appointed scientific director of the ESCP/EDF Contract management Certificate Program.


Courses taught in the programme
  • International Business and Human Rights (elective)
Prof. Alberta DI GIULI
Alberta DI GIULI - ESCP Faculty
Associate Professor of Economics, Law and Social Sciences, Paris Campus

Alberta Di Giuli’s research focuses on corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and family firms.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Corporate Finance (elective)
Prof. Lola HERRERO
Lola HERRERO - ESCP Faculty
Associate Professor at ESCP, Madrid Campus

Scientific-Academic Director of the M.Sc. in Hospitality and Tourism Management


Courses taught in the programme
  • Sustainable Tourism (elective)
Dr. Florian LÜDEKE-FREUND
Florian LÜDEKE-FREUND - ESCP Faculty
Professor at ESCP, Berlin Campus

Chair of Corporate Sustainability,
European Academic Director of the Master in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation


Courses taught in the programme
  • Environmental and Sustainability Management
  • Eco-marketing and communication
Prof. Valérie MOATTI
Valérie MOATTI - ESCP Faculty
Associate Professor at ESCP, Paris Campus

Associate Professor in the Information and Operations Management department


Courses taught in the programme
  • Sustainable supply chain management (together with Prof. Carbone)
Prof. Nathalie PRIME
Nathalie PRIME - ESCP Faculty
Professor of International marketing and cross-cultural management at ESCP, Paris Campus

Chair of the European Department of Marketing at ESCP across 5 country campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Torino)


Courses taught in the programme
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Sustainability
Prof. Martin SCHMIDT
Martin SCHMIDT - ESCP Faculty
Professor of Financial Reporting and Audit, Berlin Campus

Martin Schmidt joined ESCP in January 2013, when he became chairholder of the newly set-up Chair of International Accounting on the Berlin Campus.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Integrated Reporting
Dr. Michaela WIEANDT
Michaela WIEANDT - ESCP Faculty
Manager Career Services & Placement, Linking Talents Germany

Michaela Wieandt is career advisor and coach at ESCP Berlin as well as associate researcher at the Talent Management Institute.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Career Development
Emmanuelle GARBE
Emmanuelle GARBE - ESCP External Professionals
Affiliate lecturer, Paris Campus

Emmanuelle Garbe is a consultant, researcher and teacher in Human resource management and in Organizations.


Courses taught in the programme
  • NGO & Management (together with Bruno Cazenave, elective)
Isabelle GUÉNARD-MALAUSSÈNE
Isabelle GUÉNARD-MALAUSSÈNE - ESCP External Professionals
Affiliate lecturer, Paris Campus

To make use of her experience and conviction in Sustainable Finance, Isabelle Guénard-Malaussène created her consulting company in 2015, FINANCE@IMPACT.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Sustainable Finance (elective)
Dr. Julie GUTH
Julie GUTH - ESCP External Professionals
Affiliate lecturer, Berlin Campus

Having worked in management consulting for several years as well as developing and setting up new education programs, Julie Guth gained comprehensive knowledge in supporting students in acquiring new skills and expertise.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Eco-Venturing (elective)
Claudia MÜLLER
Claudia MÜLLER - ESCP External Professionals
Affiliate lecturer, Berlin Campus

Claudia Müller is a consultant, trainer and lecturer with a focus on international, intercultural collaboration and leadership as well as international organisational development. Founder of CIM Consulting.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Management of Change and Organizational Behaviour
Prof. Dieter SCHERER
Dieter SCHERER - ESCP External Professionals
Professor at Technische Universität Berlin

Head of the Department of Climatology at the Institute of Ecology of Technische Universität Berlin.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Ecological Background of Economic Activity (together with Prof. Tietjen)
Prof. Britta TIETJEN
Britta TIETJEN - ESCP External Professionals
Professor at Technische Universität Berlin

Head of the Biodiversity Research Group at Freie Universität Berlin.


Courses taught in the programme
  • Ecological Background of Economic Activity (together with Prof. Scherer)
Claas WENZLIK
Claas WENZLIK - ESCP External Professionals
Affiliate lecturer, Berlin Campus

Founder of MOCOVISION. Claas Wenzlik's fields of expertise are change management, strategy development, and digitization


Courses taught in the programme
  • Managing Complexity

Company Consultancy Projects
Experiential learning

You will take part in a Company Consultancy Project during this MSc, which allows you to put into practice the concepts you've learned in class. In groups of 4-5, you and your peers will collaborate on a real-time challenge provided by a company or organisation.

Your group is expected to deliver a high-level analysis and make actionable recommendations that can realistically be implemented by the company.
The Company Consultancy Projects are a key element of the programme that enables students to get to know a sector or a specific function. They require significant commitment and focus from the students over 2-3 months.

Through the Company Consultancy Project, students learn how to work efficiently as a team and hone their skills in:

  • Project planning and management
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Development of hypotheses and recommendations
  • Customer service
  • Public speaking and presentations

Within the framework of the Company Consultancy Projects, dedicated workshops are carried out such as:

  • Client interaction
  • Presentation skills

Throughout the project, guidance is provided by an ESCP professor. Students learn how to approach an issue with a critical mindset and how to adapt swiftly in unexpected situations with a creative and open-minded attitude.

Some Partner Companies

BBVA – BNP Paribas – Capco – Deloitte – Eaton – EXPOFRANCE 2025 – GE Capital – Hydrogen – IBM – Indeu capital – Inditex (Zara) – Indra – International SOS – Interserve – Larousse – Lavazza – LVMH – Orange – Paul UK – Pernod Ricard – Porsche Design – Santer Reply – Telefónica – Vodafone

Company Consultancy Projects

Examples of Company Consultancy Projects
  • City launching of Urban Ninja in the Spanish market
  • Development and implementation of online business for commercialisation
  • Development of a CSR strategy
  • Development of an innovative B2B online portal
  • Feasibility study to set up a commercial subsidiary: services, organisation and financial model
  • Global mobility of highly skilled professionals
  • Global supply chain and distribution model (retail chain)
  • Growth opportunities in the digital technologies sector in Europe
  • Identify growth opportunities for category portfolio products
  • Portfolio strategy and deal flow identification (private equity fund, India luxury market)
  • SME lending in Europe. New scoring model analysis (banking, innovation)
  • Study of business intelligence in the field of "fast-moving consumer health" at European level
  • Telemedicine and return on investment: a real case modelling and evaluation
  • The future of newspapers, books and magazines (publishing industry)
  • The new online shop: benchmark and suggestions
  • Transforming London’s precious metal OTC market: feasibility report
  • Valvetrain footprint optimisation: how to secure profitable regional growth

Professional thesis
Writing and defending a professional thesis

Starting in February of the second year, you must draft a professional thesis in consultation with an ESCP professor, which is based on the course "Research Methods" (Term 4). The topic chosen is approved beforehand by your academic advisor. The thesis is defended orally to a committee between June and July. This individual research project is an essential part of the programme since it leads to in-depth analysis. It represents 20 of the total of 120 ECTS credits earned over the two years.

Internship
A professional mission in the form of an in-company internship of at least 3 months.

From May to July of the second year, students must complete an in-company internship of at least 3 months. The internship is an opportunity for practicing theoretical concepts learned, gaining experience, and networking, all with an eye towards kicking off your career.

Here are some examples of companies and organisations at which students have obtained internships:

United Nations Environment Programme – Nissan – Endeva – Impact Hub Berlin – Siemens – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – Bearing Point – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Save the Children – BNP Paribas – Deloitte – Marine Stewardship Council – San Benedetto – Nordex Energy – E.ON – WWF – The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group – L’Oreal

The European Career Development Centre

The Career Development Centre is present on all 6 campuses and is composed of career experts who specialise in knowledge about industries, countries, and local labour markets. Their role is to help identify your career goals and help you get there by providing you with the right tips, tools, and connections.

Learn more about the Career Development team

Consultancy Projects
Acting as a potential consultant but helping real companies

Offering students real-life experience with sustainability challenges faced by companies and developing their problem-solving skills.

About the 2023 edition

2023 INTAKE PROFILE

70 students
26 nationalities
5 continents

60%
Are business/economics graduates. All academic backgrounds are welcome!

23
Is the average age of students starting this programmes

23% male
77% female

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Integration of ERS into ESCP’s mission, governance, strategy and current operations

Read more about
Sustainability at ESCP

ESCP Berlin Campus
Sustainability Report 2022 [PDF]

Advisory Board in Sustainability Management
Business as usual is over

The Advisory Board in Sustainability Management consists of research, business and organisation experts and devoted itself to finding answers to essential questions within the field of sustainability management and sustainable business.

SustBusy Research Center Logo

In cooperation with 25 ESCP members from Paris, Torino, Madrid, Warsaw and Berlin, the research centre on issues of sustainability in business and society has been founded in 2013 under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf.

Master of Science (MSc) in
International Sustainability Management
Careers

Sustainability professionals work in “green” companies, such as renewable energy, technological, food, clothing or cosmetics industries, or in certification agencies.

Their mission: to rethink traditional business ideas in ways that create more sustainable value. Others work as environmental or corporate reputation consultants, green governance experts, or non-governmental organization officers. Some eventually go on to found their own innovative start-ups or become social entrepreneurs.

Meet our Alumni

The first class of the MSc in International Sustainability Management started in September 2016 with 22 participants from 19 countries. Since then, the number of programme alumni has grown and they've joined ESCP's 70,000+ member alumni network in over 150 countries in the world.

Build your career

ESCP gives you the opportunity to leverage events, tools and guidelines to efficiently manage your career goals after the end of your Master.

The Careers Service

Prepare your Career Plan

The Careers Service team supports you in preparing a well-structured Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in order to increase your chances of making an impression on companies. In addition, careers support also provides you with a structured method and process to prepare a plan, in order to start and build an effective job-seeking strategy.

Job Fairs and Recruitment Day

Of particular relevance are the Job Fairs and Recruitment Days organised by the ESCP Careers Service on each campus. Students are welcome to attend the job fairs on any of ESCP's campuses, no matter the current study location. Thanks to these large events you have the opportunity to directly get in touch with HR and managers of leading companies.

Post-graduation options for non-EU citizens

Start your sustainability career in Europe. Studying in Germany has many distinct advantages during and after your studies. Upon completion of a state-recognised degree, non-EU citizens are entitled to apply for an 18-month job-seeking visa, among other options. See more information here.

The Alumni Network

Once you have completed your Master, you have the opportunity to be part of the Alumni Network that updates ex-students about newest internship and job offers for the national and international business environment.

Daniel Schmitt (Brazil/France) Project Manager VEJA Class of 2019

Testimonial

Daniel Schmitt (Brazil/France)
Project Manager
VEJA
Class of 2019

Tell us a bit about yourself. What were you doing or studying before you started the SustM?

I’m half Brazilian, half French. I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and grew up in Latin America, in between Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. I moved to Montreal, Canada from 2013 to 2017 to study Political Science at Université de Montréal. After several work experiences in the public sector, I decided that I wanted to understand how social and environmental impact could be done and handled via the private sector. So I applied to the SustM programme, joined it and graduated in 2019.

What are you currently doing? What challenges does your team face?

During the master's program I had the opportunity to work in retail at VEJA (a footwear brand), so after graduation, I applied for a job at VEJA as a project manager in sustainability. I was hired to handle the circularity project at VEJA, and develop repairing business models so that we can increase our products' lifecycle, enter the secondhand market, and master recyclability when the pair of shoes isn’t repairable anymore. Today, I manage a team of 4 people.

For which main reasons did you choose to study the SustM?

...
Read more of this interview here: Meet the Alumni: Daniel Schmitt...
Asdís Magnúsdóttir, Class of 2019 Project Manager VEJA Class of 2019

Testimonial

Ásdís Nína Magnúsdóttir (Iceland)
Programme Analyst
UNDP
Class of 2019

Tell us a bit about yourself. What were you doing or studying before you started the SustM?

I am Icelandic but grew up both in Reykjavík, Iceland and in Durham, North Carolina (USA). I studied philosophy at the University of Iceland in 2013-2017 and studied on an Erasmus scholarship at Humboldt-Universität in 2015. I had just completed my BA degree in philosophy before I started this programme.

What are you currently doing? What challenges are you or your team/company facing?

I currently work as a Programme Analyst for UNDP in Zimbabwe in the department of Poverty Reduction, Environment and Climate Change. All our projects interlink development and the effects of climate change. We work closely with communities and government on e.g. installing renewable energy and providing policy advice.

For which main reasons did you choose to study the SustM?

...
Read more of this interview here: Meet the Alumni: Ásdís Magnúsdóttir...

Consultancy Projects
Acting as a potential consultant but helping real companies

Offering students real-life experience with sustainability challenges faced by companies and developing their problem-solving skills.

About the 2023 edition

2023 INTAKE PROFILE

70 students
26 nationalities
5 continents

60%
Are business/economics graduates. All academic backgrounds are welcome!

23
Is the average age of students starting this programmes

23% male
77% female

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Integration of ERS into ESCP’s mission, governance, strategy and current operations

Read more about
Sustainability at ESCP

ESCP Berlin Campus
Sustainability Report 2022 [PDF]

Advisory Board in Sustainability Management
Business as usual is over

The Advisory Board in Sustainability Management consists of research, business and organisation experts and devoted itself to finding answers to essential questions within the field of sustainability management and sustainable business.

SustBusy Research Center Logo

In cooperation with 25 ESCP members from Paris, Torino, Madrid, Warsaw and Berlin, the research centre on issues of sustainability in business and society has been founded in 2013 under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf.

Master of Science (MSc) in
International Sustainability Management
Admissions

Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS from a state-accredited institution of Higher Education i.e university
  • A university background, preferably in economics, social or natural science, or engineering
  • *(Students from a non-business/economics background are required to participate in a preparatory course prior to the start of the programme. This course includes the fields of Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Economics and Controlling)
  • Fluency in English: Cambridge C1 certificate, TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS scores, or English test on campus
  • Work experience not required (if given, maximum 2 years)

For applicants from China, India, Vietnam, and Mongolia

Applicants who have obtained a degree from the aforementioned countries must have an APS (Akademische Prüfstelle) Certificate in order to be able to apply for a German study visa. Please be aware that the process can take several months.

The APS is a joint institution of the German Embassy and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) that serves to verify the authenticity of educational degrees and certificates. Learn more here:

Procedure

Step 1: Application form

Applications are made online. After creating your account, please choose "Master - Master of Sciences" in the "Admission" section.

Admission process

To apply for the Master in International Sustainability Management programme, you must submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (half page)
  • Photocopy of passport or identity card
  • Your resume (curriculum vitae)
  • Transcripts of records of all years of higher education (certified copies) and current weighted average mark and/or expected final grade
  • Bachelor degree - if you hold it already - original or certified copy

Optional:

  • The score on a standardized English language test, dated no later than 2 years ago
  • GMAT score. In this case, applicants will be exempt from the online logic test (see below).
Application Best Practices Guide

Step 2: Completion of a video interview via Kira Talent

Process

After your online application has been reviewed, eligible candidates will be invited to complete a video interview on Kira Talent – an online platform via which we ask you interview questions, and you record yourself answering them. This video interview aims to provide a middle step in the application process in order to give all candidates a fair chance to present themselves.

Once you receive the invitation from us by email, you will have one week to complete the interview. Because the interview is recorded, you can take it any time that week.

Please note: you should schedule 45 minutes for the interview. You can practice as much as you need but please be aware that once you start the official assessment, it is not possible to pause or take breaks.

Step 3: Personal Interview

Online tests and personal interview

Candidates who have successfully passed the background evaluation and have submitted the video interview via Kira, will be invited to the online Admission Day. The Day consists of:

  • Online deductive and numerical logic test. Here you will find more information and practice tests. On the Admisson Day, you will have to complete the Numerical Reasoning Test and the Deductive Reasoning Test (the Mobile-Enabled Interactive Versions for both).
  • Individual interview
  • English test (written, oral)
  • Applicants whose first language is English or who provide the result of a standardized language test not older than two years are exempt (TOEFL written 600; TOEFL IBT 100; TOEFL computer based 250; IELTS 7)

Step 4: Confirmation

Candidates will be admitted on rolling basis.

Admission Calendar

The application period for the September 2024 intake has begun. Please apply here.

Application
Deadline
Logic test
(if applicable)
Admission Test Day
(with ESCP Berlin)
27 Nov 2023 8 Dec 2023 11-12 Dec 2023
15 Jan 2024 29 Jan 2024 30-31 Jan
& 1 Feb 2024
12 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 27-28 Feb 2024
11 Mar 2024 22 Mar 2024 25-27 Mar 2024
10 Apr 2024*** 23 Apr 2024 24-25 Apr 2024
14 May 2024 27 May 2024 28-30 May 2024
10 Jun 2024 24 Jun 2024 25-26 Jun 2024
8 Jul 2024 19 Jul 2024 22-23 Jul 2024

***Due to the required time it takes to obtain a German study visa, the final application deadline for non-EU/EEA applicants is 10th April 2024. This final deadline does not apply If you come from one of the following countries (from which you do not need a visa to enter Germany for study purposes): Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, South Korea, the UK, or USA

Consultancy Projects
Acting as a potential consultant but helping real companies

Offering students real-life experience with sustainability challenges faced by companies and developing their problem-solving skills.

About the 2023 edition

2023 INTAKE PROFILE

70 students
26 nationalities
5 continents

60%
Are business/economics graduates. All academic backgrounds are welcome!

23
Is the average age of students starting this programmes

23% male
77% female

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Integration of ERS into ESCP’s mission, governance, strategy and current operations

Read more about
Sustainability at ESCP

ESCP Berlin Campus
Sustainability Report 2022 [PDF]

Advisory Board in Sustainability Management
Business as usual is over

The Advisory Board in Sustainability Management consists of research, business and organisation experts and devoted itself to finding answers to essential questions within the field of sustainability management and sustainable business.

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In cooperation with 25 ESCP members from Paris, Torino, Madrid, Warsaw and Berlin, the research centre on issues of sustainability in business and society has been founded in 2013 under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf.

Master of Science (MSc) in
International Sustainability Management
Fees & Financials

Application Fees

The application fees are set at €130. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Fees

For those entering in September 2024, the fees for the two-year programme are as follows:

  • Tuition fee: €15,550 per year
  • Service fee: €1,000 per year

Apply by January 31, 2024 to receive an early bird tuition reduction of €3,110.

A non-refundable down payment of €3,000 is due two weeks after admission. The remaining fees are due in four instalments on the following key dates:

  • First instalment: September 1st 2024
  • Second instalment: January 1st 2025
  • Third instalment: June 1st 2025
  • Fourth instalment: January 1st 2026

Funding Options

For more information about scholarships and a copy of our scholarship guide, please feel free to email msc.internationalsustainability@escp.eu.

Consultancy Projects
Acting as a potential consultant but helping real companies

Offering students real-life experience with sustainability challenges faced by companies and developing their problem-solving skills.

About the 2023 edition

2023 INTAKE PROFILE

70 students
26 nationalities
5 continents

60%
Are business/economics graduates. All academic backgrounds are welcome!

23
Is the average age of students starting this programmes

23% male
77% female

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Integration of ERS into ESCP’s mission, governance, strategy and current operations

Read more about
Sustainability at ESCP

ESCP Berlin Campus
Sustainability Report 2022 [PDF]

Advisory Board in Sustainability Management
Business as usual is over

The Advisory Board in Sustainability Management consists of research, business and organisation experts and devoted itself to finding answers to essential questions within the field of sustainability management and sustainable business.

SustBusy Research Center Logo

In cooperation with 25 ESCP members from Paris, Torino, Madrid, Warsaw and Berlin, the research centre on issues of sustainability in business and society has been founded in 2013 under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf.

Master of Science (MSc) in
International Sustainability Management
Meet Us

Speak with an admissions advisor

We want to help you make an informed decision about the next steps in your educational journey.

Book a video call at a time that suits you with Claire Siegel, admissions advisor for the programme. In this 1-on-1 call, you can ask all your questions and get more detailed information about the programme, student life at ESCP, financing opportunities, and more.

Book an appointment

Contact a Student Ambassador

Campus Visits

It's important to get a good feel for the right programme for you. If you live in or happen to be travelling to Berlin, we offer personalised visits to our Berlin Campus. Please reserve a date and time here or reach out to msc.internationalsustainability@escp.eu for more information.

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Campus Visits

It's important to get a good feel for the right programme for you. If you live in or happen to be travelling to Berlin, we offer personalised visits to our Berlin Campus. Please reserve a time here or reach out to msc.internationalsustainability@escp.eu for more information.

Consultancy Projects
Acting as a potential consultant but helping real companies

Offering students real-life experience with sustainability challenges faced by companies and developing their problem-solving skills.

About the 2023 edition

2023 INTAKE PROFILE

70 students
26 nationalities
5 continents

60%
Are business/economics graduates. All academic backgrounds are welcome!

23
Is the average age of students starting this programmes

23% male
77% female

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Integration of ERS into ESCP’s mission, governance, strategy and current operations

Read more about
Sustainability at ESCP

ESCP Berlin Campus
Sustainability Report 2022 [PDF]

Advisory Board in Sustainability Management
Business as usual is over

The Advisory Board in Sustainability Management consists of research, business and organisation experts and devoted itself to finding answers to essential questions within the field of sustainability management and sustainable business.

SustBusy Research Center Logo

In cooperation with 25 ESCP members from Paris, Torino, Madrid, Warsaw and Berlin, the research centre on issues of sustainability in business and society has been founded in 2013 under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Sylvie Geisendorf.

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