Future managers of sustainable green tech enterprises are expected to have a strong background in the understanding of sustainability, as well as how to apply this technology in a historical, political and socioeconomic context. Advanced skills in green tech management and green tech knowledge are also required. According to a report from PwC, the green sector is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade and offer great employment opportunities to graduates who specialise in this field.
The MSc Green Technology & Sustainable Societies teaching methods adopt a very hands-on approach of skill and knowledge acquisition. You will take part in interactive discussions with instructors and experts, explore case studies of contemporary organisations as well as participate in activities outside the classroom (conferences, seminars, and professional networking events). Practical projects will encourage you to find and develop a competitive advantage for companies specialising in chemicals and materials, transport and mobility, and energy transition.
The region of Lyon allocates more money to renewable energy than any other in France. Thanks to a strong political commitment and its clean tech development plan, Lyon has become a popular testing ground for innovative environmental solutions. From big industrial groups or SME’s to public and private R&D centres, Lyon offers ideal conditions for experimentation as well as numerous business opportunities as one of Europe’s most important clean technology development regions.
The Master of Science Green Technologies and Sustainable Societies is based on a combination of learning-by-doing activities, projects and challenges. You will be able to conduct field-work projects, attend professional conferences, collaborate with other institutions, participate in a multidisciplinary hackathon, and participate in the organisation of green tech events.
Sustainable Development Policies - Sustainable development goals and targets, environmental standards, environmental and development-related challenges, The European Green Deal, contemporary politics of global environmental and development changes.
Sociology of Global Development and Sustainability - Environmental sociology, classical and modern social analysis, contemporary sociological perspectives on global development, global sustainability and environmental sociology.
Culture and Sustainable Development - Identity, civilisation, territorial issues, inclusion.
Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility - Performance metrics, stakeholders’ perceptions, local impact, sustainable governance, inclusion policies, managing external parties.
Sustainable Consumption - Responsible consumer dynamics and sustainable consumption.
Creativity and Innovation Management - Design thinking, sprint design, management of creativity teams, organisational agility, knowledge management, strategic management of innovation, disruptive innovation theory.
Managing NGOs - Non-Governmental Organisation’s financial and administrative supervision, community development, environment awareness, management of information, issue-based campaigns, social-cultural perspectives and inclusion, leadership skills.
Green Product Design - Sustainable production, materials for green product design, prototype techniques, life cycle thinking and principles, sustainability frameworks.
Green and Sustainable Finance - Socially responsible investments, decarbonisation of investment portfolios, ESG factors, blended finance, The Global Impact Investment Network, impact management.
Environmental Communications - Sustainability communications, greenwashing reduction, social marketing, stakeholder engagement and persuasion, media relations, green branding and green labels, public engagement, green activism.
Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Green Tech Challenge - Theory of change, assessment of green tech opportunities, market and industry analysis, fourth sector business models, sustainable business planning, fundraising a green tech business project.
Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies - Current global energy use, energy conversion technologies, the Smart Grid, analysis of the different types of renewable energies (wind, bio, solar, waterpower, geothermal), integration in industrial sectors, politics and social policy.
Ethics of Technology - Introduction to business ethics, responsibility and accountability in technology, ethics of new technologies, case studies of moral and legal issues in technology.
Green Tech Trip - Field trip (2021: Geneva/Zurich) to witness the sustainable development issues of other countries and to study the measures already implemented or those to be developed.
100% English taught
Small class size
September to July
Applicants should have a non-French Bachelor’s degree in any field (3 or 4 years) or 240 ECTS.
Tuition fees for the MSc Green Tech & Sustainable Societies is €14,000. This rate is guaranteed throughout your course and is all-inclusive covering tuition, academic support, campus facilities, conferences and field trips.
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