Recent global occurrences and the challenges created by global warming have reaffirmed the pressing need for us to redefine not only our priorities, economic models, and our organizations, but also our societies and individual behaviours.
Recognizing the imperative of prioritizing ecological engagement, ESSEC Business School launched the ESSEC Together initiative in 2020, putting the school’s vision into practice through various aspects such as integrating courses on environmental challenges and ecological transitions into all programs, as well as implementing environmentally-friendly processes across its global campuses.
In 2021, ESSEC takes this initiative a step further with the launch of the MSc in Sustainability Transformation, designed to equip future leaders with the knowledge, tools, and network to make a sustainable impact towards the way business is done, effectuate change in an increasingly volatile world, and capture new opportunities from sustainability.
Sustainability is no longer an option but an imperative; transformation has to permeate all aspects of organizations in order for meaningful change to occur. To meet these goals, there is an increasing need for talents who can balance the business and environmental aspects in corporations.
Through a mix of academic and professional experiences, the MSc in Sustainability Transformation will provide students with a blend of management knowledge as well as an understanding of today’s social and environmental issues. Proximity to the professional world of corporations, entrepreneurs, NGOs and public administration through learning expeditions, as well as a final internship or academic thesis, will immerse students in real-world scenarios, allowing them to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program.
Associate Dean for Global Strategy and Sustainability Professor, Public & Private Policy Department Alumna, Master in Management, ESSEC Business School Master in Public Administration, Harvard University Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, INSEAD
Alexis DE LA TOUR DU PIN
Executive Director, Digital Disruption Chair and Chaire Talents de la Transition Écologique Alumnus, Master in Management, ESSEC Business School
Benefit from a career-focused academic curriculum
Through a blend of academic courses and experiential learning, the MSc in Sustainability Transformationwill equip you with the knowledge and competencies needed to drive the prioritization of sustainability in organizations, balancing business and sustainability objectives while creating meaningful value.
You will be able to specialize through one of six majors, which will provide you with exposure to an extensive network of partners and recruiters. These will enable you to develop your career in sustainability, driving change in organizations.
Please note that: - The Sustainable Finance major requires students to have a prior degree in economics or finance. - The Climate & Biodiversity as well as Social Innovation & Impact Entrepreneurship majors are taught in French. Please refer to theAdmissions Tab (Step 1)for more information regarding the French level required.
Term 0 | September: Fundamentals of Management
Interactive and Sustainability-Focused Initiatives
Basics of Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Team Building & Leadership • Business & Society • Climate Day
• Introduction to Data-Related, Decision and Management Practices • Negotiation • Principles of Management in today’s global environment
Term 1 | October/December: Core Learning Fundamentals of CSR, Social and Environmental Impact, and Sustainability Management
Key Sustainability Concepts
Domain-Specific Introductions to Sustainability Management
Such as: CSR & Sustainable Development Social & Environmental Impact Assessment
Such as: Sustainability Marketing ESG Investing and Green Finance
Term 2: Core Learning Transformation & Specialization
Core Learning on Transformation
• Leading Change & Transformation • Creative Facilitation for a Changing World • Digital Week Competition
Specialize through one of six majors
Deepen your knowledge through the different majors anchored in ESSEC Chairs, specializations that are developed and managed in close collaboration with industry partners. Thanks to your major of choice, you will gain access to an extensive network of prestigious partners and recruiters
ESSEC Business School has been recognized by Campus France and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for the quality of its international students’ welcome. The school received the highest level that can be obtained from the "Bienvenue en France" certification, which is the third level. This certification recognizes the quality of ESSEC's reception in all the criteria provided:
The quality and accessibility of information
The welcoming of new international students
The academic offer
The quality of post-graduate follow-up
Triple Crown Accreditation
The academic excellence of ESSEC’s programs is recognized through its international standards in management training, and it holds the prestigious ”Triple Crown“ of accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA.