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MSc Green Tech & Sustainable Societies

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While existing technologies have yet to help solve the earth’s environmental challenges, emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the proliferation of big data hold enormous promises to help humanity achieve more sustainable and inclusive societies.

The MSc Green Tech & Sustainable Societies aims to prepare students to become responsible leaders of tomorrow’s world. Join an innovative learning ecosystem that will enable you to think critically, using both your hard and soft skills to evaluate and design practices, technologies, and systems that bring sustainable solutions to communities and organisations.
At a glance
Timeline:
1 academic year
Sept - July (courses)
July - Dec (professional thesis + optional internship)
Eligibility:
Bachelor's degree in any subject
Location:
Lyon
Fees:
14,000
Language:
100% English taught
Next intake:
September 2021
A welcome message from our Programme Director
Build a Sustainable Future
We are committed to providing you with a unique skill set to be able to craft a brighter future by leveraging positive changes in society.
This project-based curriculum is designed to be highly interactive and mobilises a “learning and doing” pedagogical approach, aimed at connecting theories and practices.
If you are a motivated and optimistic student with a deep interest in contributing to the collective efforts to initiate change in the organisations of tomorrow, then we invite you to join us!
Marta De Miguel De Blas
Marta De Miguel De Blas
Programme Director  

Distinctive features

High employability rate

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.

E-tandem Language support by BSB

Teaching approach

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.

Based in Lyon, a budding site for environmental technologies

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.

What you will learn

  • Globalisation challenges
  • Global sustainable supply chain management
  • Business intelligence and strategy
  • Sustainable practices in small and mid-sized enterprises
  • International human resource management
  • Contemporary managerial philosophies
  • Corporate governance and managerial ethics
  • International consulting projects
The Master of Science Green Tech & Sustainable Societies provides over 400 hours of teaching and 50 hours of extracurricular activities.

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.

This programme is centralised around three core dimensions

Sustainability in a 
Business Context
Green Tech 
Management
Sustainable
Innovation
Semester 1

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.

Semester 2

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.

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FAST PACED CURRICULUM
Professors at BSB continuously adapt their teaching methods and curriculum to keep up with the fast pace of change in today’s society. Classwork is often enhanced through case studies, workshops, field trips, conferences, and guest lectures.
Total 60 ECTS credits delivered
400 hours of face-to-face teaching
50 hours of corporate insights
Outstanding teaching faculty

You will enjoy a unique balance between academics offering theoretical knowledge and senior-level professionals (entrepreneurs, CEOs of successful companies, industry experts) offering practical advice and guidance.

Moreover, our international faculty and experts either have their own company or are active professionals in top-performing companies. This allows you to receive a rare opportunity to learn from successful teachers and gain knowledge on how to achieve the best results in a particular field.

Admissions at a glance

100% English taught

Lyon campus

30

Small class size

25%

International students

September to July

Entry requirements


Academics

Applicants should have a non-French Bachelor’s degree in any field (3 or 4 years) or 240 ECTS.

Language

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEIC: 750
  • TOEFL IBTL: 74
  • Duolingo: 95
Application process

1. Fill in our online application form.
2. Pass the online interview.
3. Receive your admission!

Key Dates

Rolling admissions: Apply any time
Final deadline: 1 July 2021
Decision turnaround time: 2 weeks
Welcome Days: 27-28 September 2021
Classes start: 4 October 2021

Fees and financial aid

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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.

Payment plans

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2021 intake we are offering four merit-based scholarships for talented students coming from all around the world.
  • 3 Silver Scholarships (25% reduction of tuition fees) 
  • 1 Gold Scholarships (50% reduction of tuition fees)

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

  • 15 February 2021 - first deadline
  • 31 March 2021 - second deadline
  • 1 July 2021 - The remaining scholarships, if any, will be awarded at the end of the application period.
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Lets Talk
Let's talk!

We'd be happy to answer any questions about our programmes, the application process, living in Dijon, or our impressive global alumni network.

Contact us or book a time in our calendar. We look forward to helping you!

Connections with research and the corporate world

Our faculty includes professors, teacher-researchers, and experts from the business world in order to strengthen the practical dimension of our teaching and enhance your employability.

Career opportunities

Graduates of our Master of Science Green Tech & Sustainable Societies typically receive job offers from all over the world.

Career opportunities after this degree programme include:

  • Green Tech Business Founder
  • Sustainability Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Management Advisor
  • Environmental Communications Officer
  • Sustainability Programme Coordinator
  • Environmental Public Relations Specialist
  • Environmental Economist
  • Sustainability Specialist
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Constance Sabatier
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Leeana Lancashire Iglesias
Film Production & Acquisition // International Distribution
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Yaohan Zhou
Marketing and Key Account Manager, Pingxing International Car Service,
BSB class of 2018

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BSB Career Booster


As a BSB student, you will receive expert career services equipping you with tools and confidence you'll need to achieve the best professional positions.

Our Career Booster Department offers you:

  • 7 coaches providing help in French, English, Spanish and German.
  • Over 3000 hours of personalised coaching during your studies including an in-depth career assessment.
  • Over 9000 internships and job opportunities available each year.

Your global BSB alumni network

16,000+

BSB graduates in over 90 countries around the world

93%

of our graduates find a job in less than six months.

€41,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from a French business school.

€48,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from this BSB MSc programme.

Tailor-made guidance for each student

At BSB, we offer the coaching and support you need to help you excel during your time with us
and find your purpose to fulfil your role in society, in your community and in a company or organisation.

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Tap into your entrepreneurial spirit

Whether you know you want to run your own business someday or you’d like to explore your options, BSB will help you acquire the right skills and mindset to take the next step.

Open to all BSB students and based on our Dijon campus, The Entrepreneurial Garden (TEG) acts like an incubator, giving you all the tools, connections and support to make your dream come true.

We guide you through two phases of business development.

PRE-INCUBATION

• Measure your ability to become an entrepreneur
• Develop your ideas and establish the viability of your business concept
• Write your business, sales, and marketing plans

INCUBATION

• Test your products or services in the field
• Start the process of officially setting up your business
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT at BSB
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    International Recruitment Officer
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    International Digital Officer
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