Master in Transformational Sustainability

The Master in Transformational Sustainability is designed to qualify students to acquire the necessary transformation skills to analyze, implement and manage sustainability processes in companies, institutions, organizations and associations at employee and management level.

This involves looking at new competencies as well as identifying and integrating existing ones.

In this interdisciplinary master's program, students acquire a differentiated and reflected knowledge of complex social and ecological phenomena.

The focus is on the use of new perspectives and creative problem formulation to meet the challenges arising from the transformation to a sustainable society.

The Master therefore provides in-depth knowledge of the chosen specialization as well as an understanding of the connections with fields of knowledge and traditions of other scientific disciplines and the field of sustainable societal development.

Flexible study model in trimesters that also allows for part-time employment

Specialization options in relevant subject areas and industries

Innovative combination of the topics digitization & sustainability

Interdisciplinary thinking and acting

Create foundations and competencies for sustainable, digital innovations

Making digital technologies more sustainable

Create digital innovations to contribute to the implementation of the digital future agenda

Real projects with UDS partner companies and related learning and research in labs

  • Expertise and understanding of sustainable developments and interrelationships.
  • Planning and analysis of transformation measures for more sustainable value creation, taking into account overall social and global developments.
  • Analysis and evaluation of changes and trends in sustainability.
  • Effective communication, collaboration and cooperation.
  • Graduates are skilled collaborators in the digital environment and they have a comprehensive understanding of technical contexts and can translate this competence into sustainability-oriented responsibility and action.
  • Graduates will be able to analyze and evaluate value creation and sustainability effects of digital platform systems for future basic supply of e.g. food and mobility as global fields of action.
  • First university degree (Bachelor or Diploma) of at least 180 ECTS credits, independent of discipline.
  • Very good written and spoken English.
  • Successful assessment center/admission interview (see separate information)
  • 120 ECTS (CP) are provided for the master's degree.
  • Basic modules (key competencies) = 30 CP.
  • Specialization modules = 35 CP.
  • Optional industry specialization = 25 CP.
  • Master's thesis = 30 CP.
  • The master's degree is taught in English.
  • The master's degree is available for full-time and part-time study.
  • The academic year is divided into trimesters.

Career prospects

Sustainability is interdisciplinary, disruptive and future-oriented - and thus highly relevant for business.

With the Master's degree, graduates are qualified to enter the workforce in a wide variety of companies, as the topic of sustainability is considered a key factor for a company's competitiveness in particular.

Graduates also have career prospects in corporations with environmental and sustainability departments or in companies with environmental programs or prospects for sustainable conversions.

Furthermore, fields of activity in the consulting and advisory sector in politics or business are possible.
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