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“The essence of sustainable development in practice is scientifically and morally based problem solving. We need a globally coordinated effort to move from business as usual to sustainable development. Every part of the world needs to be involved in problem solving, in brainstorming, and in determining new and creative ways to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth.” – Jeffrey D. Sachs
The world is in desperate need of pioneers who have the knowledge and skills to transform business as usual and lead us on a more sustainable path. The Master in Sustainable Development Management at Sunway University was therefore created to equip passionate, ambitious people from multidisciplinary backgrounds to become pioneers - adept at management and problem-solving using analytics and systems thinking guided by global concerns. It aims to empower individuals and organisations to develop innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in actionable ways in their specific sectors or areas of work.
The Master in Sustainable Development Management will expose students to the scientific, technological, economic, and business understandings of the challenges to sustainable development, as well as provide them with in-depth knowledge of specific subject areas, such as climate change, urban sustainability, energy, water, infrastructure, biodiversity, land-use, waste management and corporate responsibility.
The program is designed for both working professionals and recent graduates; and has two modes of delivery:
The 18-month program is delivered through classroom sessions at Sunway University on selected weekends; virtual tutorials; e-modules; research projects; and individual and group assignments.
The 12-month program is delivered fully online with virtual lectures on weekdays; virtual tutorials; e-modules; online submissions of assignments and assessments.
Applications close 4 weeks before each intake date.
Students are required to complete 9 core course including Research Project I & II, and 5 elective courses. Refer to Time Table for the schedule of courses.
If a student does not meet this requirement, the HEP offers English proficiency courses to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the programme. This is normally conducted through an English language proficiency assessment.
Acceptance into the program is by application and selection only.
As part of your application, you will need to nominate two referees who are senior people acquainted with your work and who must provide a written comment on your academic and/or professional suitability to undertake the program.
Applicants will be required to submit:
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