After graduation

Master Global Sustainable Business Management

After graduating from the master's programme Global Sustainable Business Management, you'll be awarded the title Master of Science (MSc) from both Universities. This programme lends itself to those interested in careers with an international management angle and this broad subject base will position you to compete for graduate trainee roles across a range of organisations.

Professional roles

Thanks to the specialist modules such as Organising for Sustainable Transition and Responsible Leadership, you will gain a particular edge in areas related to sustainability, responsible and ethical business, including leadership competences making you stand out in the graduate job market. Complemented with in-depth knowledge of sustainability issues so that greenwashing can be recognised, and transition can be triggered through knowledge of change management.

Job opportunities may span across the private sector in SMEs and MNCs, consultancy firms, research institutes, social enterprises, public sector bodies and civil society like NGOs. Graduates may also start up their own social enterprise.

Examples of professional roles include:

  • Environmental and Sustainability Manager

  • Ethics & Compliance Manager

  • Sourcing Manager

  • Corporate Sustainability Manager

  • Sustainability Reporting Programme Director

  • Corporate Responsibility Manager, Waste & Biodiversity

  • Social Sustainability Impact Manager

  • Consultant sustainability & circularity

  • Quality and sustainability coordinator

  • Sustainability Data Analyst

Lifelong learning

The programme will also support your aspiration for further study towards a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master's graduate. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

Title and diploma

Upon graduation, the programme Global Sustainable Business Management confers a joint degree from AUAS and NU with the title of Master of Science (MSc).

The joint Master's programme is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). For more information about what this accreditation entails, visit the NVAO website .

14 February 2022
Rick - GSBM Master student

The high quality of the programme and professors helped me develop leadership skills in sustainable business practices for my future career

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