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MSc Sustainable Business Leadership(online)

Year 1

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an ability to critically assess the relationship between organisations, the environment
and society appreciating the challenges and opportunities sustainability can provide organisations.
2. Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the concepts, information, techniques and analytical
skills relevant to business and sustainability, with the ability to apply these insights when
addressing and communicating complex business problems and developing sustainable business
3. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of contemporary economic trends and key issues
around the transition to a more sustainable economy.
4. Evaluate the relationships between enterprise, innovation and sustainability and apply a range of
enterprise and innovation tools in order to capitalize on new opportunities.
5. Make a meaningful contribution to sustainability initiatives, supporting the design, development,
implementation and management of sustainability initiatives in organisations.
6. Exhibit an advanced understanding of the nature, influence and limits of international policies,
legislation and organisational governance relating to sustainability.
7. Work collectively, drawing on multiple perspectives, using a range of media in order to achieve
solutions to sustainability related problems.
8. Conduct in-depth, independent research using appropriate techniques and processes in order to
critically examine contemporary business and sustainability issues.
9. Apply relevant principles and practices in order to conduct an independent and in-depth investigate
into a relevant issue within the main project/dissertation. The investigation should advance
scholarship in the area and demonstrate an ability to apply suitable research methodologies.

Transferable (key) skills

1. Think critically and creatively developing the ability to identify and challenge assumptions and
statements, detect falsities and generalise appropriately.
2. Apply relevant frameworks and knowledge to identify the need for change, solve complex problems
and make decisions.
3. Communicate potentially complex ideas and arguments to a variety of stakeholders using
appropriate communication methods.
4. Work with others in an effective and constructive manner, taking into account individual
5. Enhance personal effectiveness in a variety of relevant areas (e.g., self-reflection, time
management, commercial acumen).
6. Develop skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher
capacity in industry or area of professional practice.
7. Undertake independent learning and research with the ability to work in a way which ensures
continuing professional development.


1. Evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline.
2. Demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area.
3. Drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study.
4. Evaluating and criticising received opinion.
5. Making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the
absence of complete data.
6. Evidencing the ability to apply relevant principles and practices in order to independently conduct
an in-depth and methodologically sound investigation into a relevant issue with the investigation
culminating in the production of an extended research project/dissertation.


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