Business Transformation for Sustainability

Make your future sustainable

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Admission level

From Bachelor's degree - 3 years to Bachelor's degree - 4 years, Validation of Personal and Professional Experience (VAPP)

Campus

Paris

Degree

MSc, Master of ScienceDiploma recognised by the French Ministry of Higher Education

Format

Full Time

Intake

September 2024

Language

English

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MSc Business Transformation for Sustainability

KEDGE Business School’s Master of Science Business Transformation for Sustainability is a double degree programme. It delivers a Master of Science accredited by the conférence des grandes écoles (CGE) and a diploma recognised by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Building upon KEDGE’s academic excellence and commitment to CSR related issues, this programme breaks the boundaries between disciplines to reinvent tomorrow’s organisations. With an innovative, learning-by-doing experiential approach, it allows students to argue the business case for sustainability, develop integrated sustainability strategies and implement them throughout a sphere of influence.

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Presentation of the Master of Science (MSc) in Business Transformation for Sustainability by Fiammetta Cascioli, Head of the programme

Programme highlights presented by Fiammetta Cascioli, Head of the programme

Fiammetta CASCIOLI, Academic Programme Director, and Damien Costello from the KEDGE Promotions department, present the (MSc) Master of Business Transformation for Sustainability programme at KEDGE Business School. They detail the key points of the MSc, in

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Fiammetta CASCIOLI

Head of the MSc in Business Transformation for Sustainability

Building sustainable management skills to support business transformation

"The Business Transformation for Sustainability Master of Science (MSc) programme is built on an innovative experiential approach that provides the knowledge, skills and attitude to manage transformational challenges within organisations. Supported by solid pedagogical contributions provided by KEDGE "Sustainability" Research Centre, it seeks to foster new value-creation possibilities, and to provide the keys to drive transformation for sustainability. The programme immerses students in a multidisciplinary ecosystem, made up of academic, professional, institutional and non-governmental players, so that they can understand the issues involved in the co-construction of sustainable solutions. Through a learning by doing approach, the MSc Business Transformation for Sustainability encourages the development of a non-dogmatic point of view on current issues, application to concrete problems and greater transferability in multiple professional situations related to CSR."

Programme's Labels : Bienvenue en France

MSc Sustainability programme highlights

KEDGE's Research Centre for Sustainability conducts interdisciplinary research into the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of organisations at different levels of analysis. With 24 academics and 6 PhD students, it is one of the largest European research and higher education centre dedicated to corporate sustainability.

The Research Centre is a catalyst for susstainable business practices and works towards a better and more sustainable world.

The MSc buils on its expertise and know-how and passes it on to the students.Such anchoring allows students to participate in international seminars, conferences, and workshops on sustainable development challenges.

Discover KEDGE Research Centre for Sustainability

All along the MSc, students are immersed in an ecosystem and exposed to multiple testimonials, company visits, climate murals and experiential workshoops. Real company challenges create the opportunity for students to apply sustainability notions and go through a first-hand sustainability transformation experience. transformation is also encountered during the sustainability factories, in which students engage in a personal and organisational journey. by enhancing complex thinking capabilities for problem solving, sustainability factories allow for better problem framing, application of knowledge, acceleration of odeas, co-construction of solutions and presentation of sustainable value propositions for a better world.

Collaboration with key players from the civil world such as NGOs and regulators is key to successful business transformation. To ensure a thorough understanding of the potential of such cross-sector collaboration, students engage in an NGO mission with a specific assignment. The real-life experience in non-business sector organisations activates students understanding of the contributions that such players can make towards sustainability transformation. Skills acquired during the NGO mission are a differentiating element for employability. In the During the programme, students are supported in the transferability process of such skills in their career building process.

All courses are taught in English. The course material used (business simulations, case studies) covers international issues, providing a global perspective of sustainability issues.

Students also have exposure to this dimension with international speakers and professors and a multicultural atmosphere on campus and in their internship.

Core values such as inclusiveness are central to the curriculum as well as to the school' s vision. Among the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, some are directly related to inclusivity. At KEDGE, inclusivity means fighting all forms of discrimination such as gender, sexual orientation, religion, geographical and social origin, disability but also territory (rural versus urban for example). Supporting inclusivity also implies taking actions both internally (students, employees and professors) and externally, by considering its entire ecosystem in its territories.

The programme approach perfectly captures the school's culture of sustainable development through several initiatives. The Green Plan is the reference of "Sustainability Development" in French superior education. It is both a self-diagnosis guide and a dashboard, as well as a strategic guide for the actions of the institutions. For more than ten years, the school has been following the progress in the implementation of its sustainable development strategy in line with the six principles for managing responsible education supported by the United Nations (UN PRME).

Key skills developed in the Sustainability Management programme

The courses include 5 different modules: Sustainability Factories, Fundamentals of Sustainability Transformation, Collaboration for Transformation, Change Managemeny for Sustainability and Sustainability Management & Tools. This highly comprehensive learning empowers graduates to orchestrate resources across corporate boundaries, and to successfully manage organisations in dynamic and changing social environments. The programme also provides them with the mindset that makes the difference between the past and the future: a mindset of sustainable collaboration.

Students are exposed to a variety of stakeholders and gain a comprehensive understanding of specific new tools for leading business transformation in a dedicated module:

  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable Market Methods
  • Responding to Climate Change
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Reporting for Sustainability

Circular Economy Collage

This 3-hour collaborative workshop examines our current economic model, highlights its impacts and explores a different model using fewer resources, designs out waste and respects the planet's limits. Participants are working in small groups with the help of a set of cards and brainstorm ideas to shift away from our economy towards a more sustainable and circular model.

Students are exposed to experiential learning throughout the programme with an in-company internship, and an NGO mission.

  • Company: 4-month training to practice value creation with 4 dimensions: value creation, stakeholder relations, steering, operational management and the tranformation process. 
  • NGO: Experience in an NGO to understand the issues of sustainability in business.