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Master Global Sustainable Business Management

About this programme

The 1.5-year Master's programme Global Sustainable Business Management is run by Northumbria University and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) in partnership and is based at the AUAS Business Campus. This programme will give you the specialist knowledge and competence to support future sustainable business practice on a global scale. You will learn how to evaluate how businesses operate globally in an increasingly competitive environment.

Student Edward Magona and lecturers on their experience with the programme Global Sustainable Business Management

Programme structure

The Master’s programme Global Sustainable Business Management is a full-time, 1.5-year programme. It will give you the knowledge and help you develop the competences to support future sustainable business practice on a global scale.


The master is built up out of several modules, such as Sustainable Strategy, Responsible Leadership, Organising for Sustainability Transition and more.


An individual project where you have to research a real-life, business-oriented sustainability problem. You draft the theoretical framework to address this problem, analyse the problem on the basis of this theoretical framework and draw conclusions about solutions.

Teaching methods and learning

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Research-rich learning

As a Master’s student you’ll develop your knowledge and research skills to a new, higher level. Throughout the programme you will be an active participant in the research-rich environment and agenda that is at the heart of Northumbria University and the AUAS.

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Admission requirements

The programme requires a relevant undergraduate degree, 2:2 honours UK degree, WO or HBO Bachelor, and English language proficiency at an appropriate level; either an IELTS score of 6.5 or an AUAS-recognised equivalent).

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Study load

40 hours per week

The Master's programme Global Sustainable Business Management is a full-time, 1.5 -year curriculum. It consists of 6 quarters. The overall study load per week is 40 hours.

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Tuition fees and expenses

Tuition fee 18-month programme: € 13.883. Discounted tuition fee for alumni from AUAS and Northumbria University: € 11.106. (-20%)

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Why Global Sustainable Business Management at the AUAS?

  • You will participate in a hands-on Master's programme where you will learn and practice how to embed sustainability into the core of the business, organisation and institution.
  • It is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School.
  • Led by expert academics from both the AUAS and Northumbria University.

For whom?

  • You are interested in a Master of Science (MSc).
  • You are interested in a career with an international management angle.
  • You are proficient in spoken and written English and have an aptitude for numbers.