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CSR & Sustainable Transformation Specialization
Redefining Success through Sustainability, Responsibility and Innovation
In today's changing world, there is a growing demand for businesses to embrace sustainability and be responsible towards the environment, society, and stakeholders. Future industry professionals need to possess a comprehensive understanding of sustainability that goes beyond mere green marketing or reporting. It requires an entrepreneurial mindset, a holistic worldview that recognizes interconnectedness, the ability to lead change rather than follow, and an appreciation for human and social well-being.
In our specialization, we aim to equip the next generation of socially responsible and sustainable professionals with the tools to cater to these new demands. We emphasize that long-term financial success and sustainability are not contradictory but rather intertwined.
Is the CSR & Sustainable Transformation specialization right for you?
The CSR & Sustainable Transformation specialization will help you to gain advanced skills in sustainability and responsible business practices to lead positive change in today's evolving world. With us you will:
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of sustainability and its ESG dimensions
- Learn the key components of humanistic management, ethical leadership, and their integration into CSR
- Gain expertise in change management, organizational development, and critical success factors for transformation
- Develop skills in strategic foresight, sustainable supply chain management, and innovation.
Are you a recent bachelor graduate with a passion for sustainability and a desire to specialize in this field? Our program is the starting point for building a strong foundation for your career
Future Change Makers
Responsible Industry Innovators
Did you have your first experience in this field? It will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills to play a leading role in promoting sustainability in various industries
Foundations and Dimensions in Sustainability
This module consists of 4 courses which will enable you to develop a dynamic and holistic understanding of sustainability for business and society. You will learn how to apply key concepts and tools of sustainability to analyze grand challenges, develop evidence-based solutions and solve business dilemma.
- Foundations of Sustainability
- Social Sustainability & Humanistic Management
- Financial Sustainability
- CSR & Business Ethics
Transforming Business and Society
In this hands-on module comprising 4 courses, you will acquire the practical skills needed to successfully initiate, shape and institutionalize sustainability transformation processes, taking into consideration strategic as well as operational aspects of these change processes in various service industries.
- Change Management & Organizational Development
- Strategic Foresight & Organizational Learning
- Ecological Sustainability & Supply Chain Management
- Implementing Sustainability in the Luxury Industry
Sustainability in Action
This module consists of a one-week Sustainability Field Trip followed by a Sustainability Transformation Project. During the field trip, you will be immersed in current issues and next practices of CSR and Sustainable Transformation. During the Sustainability Transformation Project you will apply and integrate knowledge from your previous courses, coached by experts, in order to make your personal impact on business and society.
- Sustainability Field Trip
- Sustainability Transformation Project
What Makes It Special
Integration of Sustainability and Business Success
This integration ensures that you become not only sustainability advocate, but also strategic contributors to the bottom line of a company.
Cutting-Edge Insights and Practical Tools
Our program focuses on next practices that are shaping the future of responsible business. By studying these emerging trends and innovative approaches, you gain the knowledge and tools needed to actively drive business transformation.
We believe that solving complex sustainability challenges requires a combination of knowledge from various fields. Our curriculum blends insights from business, environmental science, sociology, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to learn more about the CSR & Sustainable Transformation specialization? Below we have answered some commonly asked questions.
What is covered in the CSR & Sustainable Transformation specialization?
The specialization prepares you to apply key concepts and tools of sustainability to analyze grand challenges in business and society and develop evidence-based solutions in order to tackle them.
Is it possible to take the CSR & Sustainable Transformation specialization separately?
No, this specialization is part of the Master in Hospitality Management and can only be selected as part of this program.
Do I need any experience in sustainability or CSR to select this specialization?
No, you don't need any prior experience in these fields. Meeting the minimum requirement for MiHM program ensures that you have an equal opportunity for acceptance, just like any other applicant.
Can I change my specialization if I've already chosen one?
You are required to select your specialization track upon application for the program. However, the program management can support specialization changes during the first semester of the program on a case basis, to align with your interests and aspirations.
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