MSc in Sustainable Development
The IHU MSc in Sustainable Development focuses on understanding the current status and future trends in sustainable development and corporate responsibility. The programme provides the necessary theoretical background to understanding the concept of sustainable development in relation to the operation of firms and organisations and the applied tools and techniques to integrate sustainable practices in their management.
The core modules ensure acquisition of knowledge in practical concepts and attainment skills directly relevant to career aspirations:
Stream: “Sustainable Tourism”
The elective modules represent a rich variety of broad subject areas.
Students who choose to follow the “Sustainable Strategies (at the corporate, society and state level)” should select four electives from the list “i” according to their interests and their current and future career orientation. Their dissertation topic should also be related to Sustainable Strategies.
Students who choose to follow the “Sustainable Tourism” should select the corresponding four electives from the list “ii”. Their dissertation topic should also be related to Sustainable Tourism.
i. ELECTIVE COURSES FOR SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES
ii. ELECTIVE COURSES FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
The Consulting Project
During the second or third quarter, students participate in a consulting project relevant to the Stream they have joined. In groups, students study an actual environmental problem of a particular firm or organisation. Following analysis of the problem, the students prepare and present concrete and practical solution(s).
The dissertation is an individual 10,000-word paper of original scientific (theoretical or applied) work, which upon completion is submitted for examination and approval by a three - member committee chaired by the student's supervisor.
Environmental Management Systems, Auditing and Assessment