Master of Science (MSc) Sustainable Business Strategy

After a 3 or 4-year Degree


The aim of the MSc Sustainable Business Strategy programme is to give students the strategic, managerial and behavioural skills they will need to oversee environmental (CSR) and digital transformations in businesses and organisations. It is designed to allow students to acquire several key skills: critical thinking on CSR developments and strategies, solid knowledge of financing and strategic management; an understanding of industries and of corporate organisation and governance, leadership, a good command of assessment and steering tools, and techniques for creating and drafting communication media.

5-year degree
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  • Tuition fees and funding

Programme highlights

    1. A programme taught entirely in English
    2. Smaller class sizes: 25 students.
    3. A qualification for developing excellent professional skills through learning in project mode, prioritising experience in the field and solving actual problems.
    4. Top-level professor-researchers, taken from EM Normandie and internationally renowned institutions.
    5. A unique course compared with similar programmes: the only course that places a central focus on strategic vision.
    6. Two essential and complementary pillars: organisational transformation and responsibility.
    7. Dual degree: CGE Label and Master’s level approved by France’s Ministry of Higher Education and Research

    The consulting business play a major role in the social commitment of today’s companies. Industries engaged in the CSR landscape are evolving swiftly, compelled by shifts in regulations, evolving social norms, and the heightened expectations of investors and clients. In response to this dynamic environment, we have designed a program that imparts the essential strategic, managerial, and behavioral competencies needed to navigate this transformative journey successfully. Our curriculum is tailored to equip professionals with the skills necessary to spearhead strategic transformations, ensuring adept oversight of environmental and technological transitions in the corporate landscape.

    Thomas SORREDA
    Academic Director


    Core courses term 1

    • Consulting Skills
    • Sustainability as a business
    • Impact investing and social entrepreneurship
    • Corporate governance and business ethics
    • Global strategy and sustainable supply chains
    • Resarch methods

    Elective 1

    • Digitalisation and corporate finance
    • Cases in ethical and sustainable development
    • Change management and organizational transformation

    Core courses term 2

    • Business analytics for sustainability
    • Responsible leadership
    • Creativity and social innovation
    • Digital transformation and sustainability

    Electives 2 and 3

    • Business models and performance
    • Leading in multicultural environments
    • Digital disruption and industry 4.0 
    • Critical issues in management

    Learning expeditions

    • Learning expedition 1: Impact business models
    • Learning expedition 2: Leading change

    Professional experience

    • Career Path
    • 2 Learning Expeditions
    • Internship: 4 to 6 months
    • Professional thesis
  • Evaluation criteria for the course

    All components of the student's education are evaluated: academic learnings, internships, missions, challenges, dissertations, study stays in partner universities. For academic learnings, continuous assessment generally accounts for 40% and the final exam accounts for the remaining 60%. Evaluations may also take the form of case studies, role-playing, group work, etc. Professionalisation (work-study, internships, missions, challenges) and, where appropriate, the corresponding report, will be evaluated jointly by the teaching team and the company.


    Admission mode

    Selection based on application file and individual motivation interview.
    User's guide for application form

  • I apply to this programme

  • Eligibility for application

    • Candidates must hold a four-year degree in Higher Education (4-year Bachelor Degree, BBA, Master 1, or equivalent). Other profiles may be accepted in derogation from these criteria.
    • This programme is also available over two years for candidates who hold a three-year in Higher Education level (3-year Bachelor Degree, BMI, licence, or equivalent). Tuition fees on request.

    More information about the Two-year MSc Track : 2-year MSc.

    No English language test score is required for students holding a degree from an English-speaking university. For other applicants, language requirements are: TOEIC 790, IELTS 6, TOEFL 83.

    Admission procedure

    1. Selection based on examination of the application file: seriousness of the application, quality of the academic and/or professional profile.
    2. Remote interview with an academic advisor: to find out more about the applicant, his/her plans and objectives. The admission decision (admitted, refused) is made a few days after the interview.
    3. Admitted candidates receive a formal e-mail inviting them to pay a deposit (deductible from tuition fees), which enables them to reserve their place on the programme and triggers a final letter of acceptance.


    Supporting documents required for the application:

    • your CV,
    • your most recent diploma,
    • your transcripts from previous years and your certificate of enrolment for the current year,
    • your covering letter,
    • a copy of your ID (front and back) or passport,

    In addition to the EM Normandie application form, international candidates must approach their local Campus France office to facilitate the process of obtaining their visa. Once the down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.

    Additional information for funded applicants

    Funded applicants are asked to gather the necessary information as soon as possible so that the administrative documents can be drawn up in good time.

  • Well-being and Inclusion

    Inclusion of students with disabilities

    For several years now, EM Normandie has been committed to the inclusion of students with disabilities and has been striving to make it as easy as possible for them to learn, to continue their studies, to live socially within the school and to find employment. Specific training for its teachers and support services, school facilities, digital accessibility, etc. EM Normandie promotes values of equal opportunities and respect for differences, through the sharing of an inclusive culture and the continuous development of its practices. Are you disabled or have a chronic disabling illness? We can provide you with comprehensive support, whether it be in the context of your classes/exams, your search for internships, work-study programmes or jobs, or even in preparing for your expatriation.


Tuition fees and funding

    Tuition Fees for 2024-2025

    • MSc Sustainable Business Strategy: €14,500
      Tuition fees include the membership fee for EM Normandie Alumni Association, which gives you access to all services and a life membership.
    • €50 charged to candidates in order to study their profile
    • The contribution to CVEC (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus), amounting to €100, by connecting to the dedicated plaftorm.

    Fees for students enrolling for the first time in 2024.

  • Fundings

    Various options are offered to students to fund their studies:

  • International payment methods

    We are a partner of the Flywire platform

    This online tool facilitates the procedures of international students by offering the following services:

    • Online tracking of transfers
    • Payment in the national currency, which reduces costs
    • Choice of many payment methods
    Rhea Shivan

    Rhea SHIVAN

    Admission officer

    India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

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