MSc in Sustainable Change

Create positive sustainable change for individuals, organisations, and the world

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Master of Science






Full time



Admission level


Bachelor's degree

Master's Degree

Create positive sustainable change for individuals, organisations and the world

In a perpetually changing world, companies need people who master not only the concepts and tools of business as usual, but also understand the complexity of social, environmental and economic ecosystems, emerging trends, and anticipate, or initiate, changes in society. These individuals must be adaptable, resilient and create value for their company and society.


This MSc enables individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to make informed decisions to build a sustainable future - creating positive sustainable change for individuals, organisations and the world.

The Master in Sustainable Change is designed to help students develop the mind-set, skills, and knowledge to navigate through complex and changing times. We combine the ideas of sustainable change and business logic, and support students as they focus on their passion and values – enabling them to develop a career combining sustainability with what they love.

The programme is accredited by CGE (Conférence des Grandes Écoles).

Elizabeth FRANKLIN-JOHNSON, Head of programme, presents the new MSc in Sustainable Change from KEDGE.


Innovative Pedagogy

- Experiential learning: by using real life projects and experiencing sustainability both inside and outside of the classroom

- Applied knowledge: skills developed are those inspired by the needs and standards of the international (business) community

Individualised programme

The programme can be individualised with elective courses to enable each student realise their vision of sustainable change: be it as a change agent in a company, by starting or working in a social enterprise or through academic research.

Connections to the business world

KEDGE has a wide corporate, associative and Alumni network which includes local, national and international members. Regular networking events, company visits and live case studies will be integral to the programme.

Unique location

The campus is near to the National Park “The Calanques”, South of France. It includes land, sea, urbanised areas, and offers a rich ground for understanding sustainability in a genuine context.

Study trips

You will attend two one-week study trips, one in Paris where you will work with a company on a topic, and one in Bordeaux where you will discover the place of sustainability in the business of wine and supply chains.

Career coaching

Students will benefit from career seminars and events such as job days, personal career coaching with professionals from the business world.

International programme

All our courses are taught in English. The materials used in class (business simulations, case studies) cover issues from international business, ensuring a global vision of CSR.

Genuine societal experiences

A full-time 4 to 6-month internship within a corporate or associative structure will enable students to engage as actual change agents

The Corporate Project confronts students with challenges faced by organisations today, and obliges them to analyse and find solutions

The research dissertation has students incorporate theoretical learning and real-life experiences to advance academic and managerial thinking

Examples of internship positions available:
•    Impact Journalism Day Coordinator
•    Sustainable Development Assistant
•    Assistant CSR Project Manager
•    Assistant Sustainable Development Project Manager
•    CSR Project Officer
•    CSR Project Manager
•    CSR Mission Officer
•    Community action Officer


Learn how to become a change maker

Change is exciting – but also very difficult to achieve, especially in the context of sustainable development. Corporate sustainability often means a higher degree of risk and uncertainty, and breaking with business-as-usual. Alongside the opportunities that can be created through a transition to sustainability, there are multiple barriers to change within and outside of organisations. Students will be equipped with concrete and tangible solutions to overcome these obstacles.

Understand sustainability in a personal, business and global context

Sustainability is context-specific and socially constructed: it can mean different things to different people in different contexts. Students will get a deep understanding of and learn how to effectively deal with the context-specific, multi-facetted nature of sustainability.

Have the skills to create sustainable value

Traditionally, a focus of Business Schools and companies alike has been on how to create value. Sustainability has introduced new challenges to businesses in this context. Managers need to create value not only with limited economic capital, but also need to manage a company’s environmental and social capital for the creation of sustainable value.

Have the tools and the competencies to assess corporate sustainability and sustainable performance

The ideas behind business and management are changing – and we now see that there is more to performance measurement than the financial bottom line. By understanding performance measures and models that are used in business, students will use enquiry, discussion and investigation to question existing measures and their own preformed ideas and to develop their thinking to understand measurement and the effects on stakeholders.

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