UniversityUniversity of Otago
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
University of Otago
The MSusBus is an interdisciplinary programme providing you with an advanced qualification in sustainability. This is the only course of its type in New Zealand.
Drawing upon emerging research, the MSusBus positions graduates with a range of career options in the public and private sectors, such as sustainability managers, business analysts, sustainable business consultants and sustainability advisors. It provides an in-depth consideration of one of the key issues of our time – how to manage an organisation while maximising social outcomes and minimising impacts on the natural environment.
The Master of Sustainable Business is available on campus (12 months of full-time study or 24 months of part-time study) or by distance learning online (24 months of part-time study).
Structure of the Programme
a. Every programme of study shall consist of approved papers from the schedule of papers available for the degree of Master of Sustainable Business to the value of 180 points.
b. With prior approval from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce), papers worth up to a maximum of 60 points in a relevant subject offered by another tertiary institution, may be granted transfer credit for equivalent paper(s) within the programme. Such credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
c. A candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the applied or research project, secure the approval of the Programme Co-ordinator concerned for the proposed course of the investigation.
a. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce).
b. Every applicant must either
i. be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the papers satisfying the final year major subject requirements for the degree, or
ii. have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
c. In considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be given to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme.
English language requirements