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ASEAN Master in Sustainability Management

02 August 2021

Educating Leaders Who Know and Care
An Innovative and Interdisciplinary MBA

Sustainability management and environmental issues are complex problems that span various domains. Yet, existing master programs covering such topics mostly lack the management perspective and an interdisciplinary approach. Against this backdrop, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, together with ASEAN University Network (AUN) and University of Agder (UiA), Norway, now offer a collaborative Master (MBA) program that brings together various academic and practical perspectives to engage with pressing sustainability management challenges.

Program Design

The Program is a full-time 2 years MBA (120 ECTS) but taught intensively over 18 months. The selected multidisciplinary approach makes this master program unique. The courses are taught jointly by professors from UGM and UiA, and practitioners from private businesses and public offices are invited as guest lecturers in most courses. Faculty members from participating AUN universities will also be invited as guest lectures, based on their scientific qualifications and regional competencies from various parts of ASEAN.

Combining competence from business school disciplines, such as Finance, Marketing, Strategy, and Business Ethics, with knowledge and experiences from environmental sciences, like Forestry, Agronomy, and Engineering shall bring students towards a deep understanding of environmental problems and solutions. A practical case study approach throughout the courses will educate and train the students in economic-ecological system analyses. Throughout the study program, students will learn about the necessity of multi-stakeholder engagement and corporate and public social responsibility.

The Norwegian Funding

The program is initiated by the generous funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A Grant Agreement is signed between the Embassy of Norway for ASEAN and the ASEAN University Network (AUN). For more info, please check this e-booklet, visit this website or contact:

Rocky Adiguna, Ph.D. Program Coordinator at UGM
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Stein Kristiansen Program Coordinator at UiA
Email: [email protected]