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About this programme

Do you want to be part of the transformation? This 24-month part-time master programme will give you the knowledge and competence to support future sustainable business practice on a global scale. This is a joint master between Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and Northumbria University offered at our Business Campus in Amsterdam.

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"We are training the students to be the young professionals that the business perhaps wants for their 2030 projections. But actually they already needed yesterday." - Dr. Rob Lubberink

Programme structure

The part-time programme is meant for students who want combine studying with work. Lectures will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Combining work and study offers different dynamics to the classroom. If you are not working, we advise you to explore the 18-month full-time programme. This master will prepare you for business in a responsible way, having an eye to new business models compliant with the SDGs. You will develop knowledge, appreciation, and critical thinking on how the sustainability agenda is shaping contemporary management thinking and practice in organisations.

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The master is built up out of several modules, such as Sustainable Strategy, Professional Reporting on Sustainability Issues​, Responsible Leadership, Circular Economy, 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 AMSIB and Northumbria University.

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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). This part-time master is meant for working professionals. If you will not be working during this programme, we advise you to consider the 18-month full-time programme.

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Study load

25 hours per week

The Master's programme Global Sustainable Business Management is part-time, with a 24-month curriculum. This consists of three semesters of teaching and one semester of research. One semester is equivalent to 18 weeks. Classes will be delivered in the evenings, twice a week. The overall study load per week is 25 hours.

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Tuition fees and expenses

Tuition fee 24-month programme: € 14.985 euro for the two years. We advise you to check with your employer if a portion of the tuition fees can be covered by your professional development budget.

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Why Global Sustainable Business Management at the AUAS?

  • You will have the opportunity to follow this master part-time in the evenings next to your job.
  • 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.

For whom?

  • You are interested in completing a master part-time, which will give you the skills and knowledge to help transform the future of business.
  • You want to be part of the transition from the past to the future.
  • You have a relevant degree, proficient in spoken and written English and drive to work in sustainability and social responsibility.