6 reasons to study Sustainable Business Leadership online

Why study Sustainable Business Leadership online?

Designed and delivered by expert academics from Leeds University Business School and the School of Earth and Environment, our inspiring distance learning course (MSc/PGCert) in Sustainable Business Leadership is one of few online courses that integrates the two areas of sustainability and business, tackling highly contemporary issues at the cutting-edge of research.

In this blog, we explore six reasons to study a Sustainable Business Leadership Masters (MSc) / Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) online with the University of Leeds.

1. Develop your knowledge and skills in business sustainability

By studying a Sustainable Business Leadership MSc / PGCert online, you’ll develop the ability to critically assess the relationship between organisations, the environment and society.

You’ll appreciate the challenges and opportunities sustainability can provide companies whilst enhancing your understanding through a series of modules which include:

  • Sustainability and Business
  • Policy, Governance and Sustainability
  • Contemporary Economics
  • Leadership for Change
  • Decision Making in a Complex World
  • Enterprise Innovation and Sustainability
  • Delivering Sustainable Solutions
  • Sustainable Business Strategies
  • Business Analytics
  • Research Project*

*If you are an MSc student, your studies will conclude with a research project where you’ll be able to showcase your expertise by exploring a specific issue or concept in depth or by addressing a specific work-related business challenge relevant to your employer or of particular interest to you.

You will also gain several skills that employers are actively seeking including the ability to:

  • Think critically and creatively identify and challenge assumptions and statements, detect incorrect facts and generalise appropriately.
  • Apply relevant frameworks and knowledge to identify the need for change, solve complex problems, and make decisions.
  • Communicate potentially complex ideas and arguments to a variety of stakeholders using appropriate communication methods.
  • Work with others in an effective and constructive manner, considering individual circumstances.
  • Enhance personal effectiveness in a variety of relevant areas e.g., self-reflection, time management, commercial acumen.
  • Independently learn and research with the ability to work in a way that ensures continuing professional development.

2. Progress into a leadership role in sustainability

An online Sustainable Business Leadership MSc/PGCert is ideal if you have no or limited managerial experience but are looking to upskill, as the course will help you both challenge and influence organisational approaches to a wide range of contemporary sustainability issues. Alternatively, if you are an experienced manager with a solid working background in business sustainability, the course will help you progress to C-suite level roles, for you to better lead individuals or teams that drive technical solutions for sustainability.

3. Learn from experts in the field

Throughout your studies, you’ll be learning from experts in the field of sustainability and business who will share their industry-leading knowledge and experiences. By collaborating with academics, from module tutors through to professors and industry professionals, you’ll benefit from the brightest minds to understand effective and forward-thinking approaches to managing sustainability in business. Your module tutors will also offer feedback and support in both lessons and assessments, to help you progress in your studies.

4. Study online when and where it suits you

By undertaking a Sustainable Business Leadership MSc/PGCert online, you’ll be able to study when and where it suits you and fit your learning around busy personal and work commitments.

Your learning will be delivered via an award-winning virtual learning environment, Minerva, which has been designed by a team of experts to ensure your online learning experience is of the highest quality and prepares you for success, both academically and professionally.

Each week you will study through virtual face-to-face sessions with our module tutors. With a 100% online delivery mode, you can benefit from the advantages of our world-leading institution from anywhere in the world without the additional cost of overseas living.

5. Follow your passion

The Great Resignation of 2021, where a record-breaking number of employees quit their jobs was fueled in part by the desire for individuals to find a sense of purpose in their careers. If you are looking to make the switch as this continues into 2022, sustainability is a unique sector that truly allows you to make a difference to the world.

Whether you are new to sustainability in business or looking to progress, you will work in a rewarding sector that allows you to make a positive contribution to sustainability and make a meaningful impact in your organisation. You will be able to support the design, development, implementation, and management of sustainability initiatives in organisations.

6. Access some of the top jobs in sustainability

Upon completing your studies, you will become equipped to make a meaningful contribution to climate change, energy, transport and more in your organisation. You can specialise in sustainability data and insights, project management, finance, compliance, or marketing. With a Sustainable Business Leadership MSc/PGCert, you’ll develop your skillset to access some of the top jobs in sustainability. Read our careers in sustainability blog to find out more.

Study Sustainable Business Leadership online with the University of Leeds

Be part of one of the world’s top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2022), with a global reputation for excellence in research and teaching. We are also in the top 5 in the UK and top 20 in the world for sustainable impact (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021).

Leeds University Business School is triple accredited and ranked in the world top 100 for Business and Management studies (QS World University Rankings by subject, 2021). The School of Earth and Environment is ranked in the global top 20 for Earth and Marine Sciences and top 30 for Environmental Studies (QS World University Rankings by subject, 2021). It’s a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world that we live in. 90% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest REF (research excellence framework).

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