All about this master, MSc Business Transformation for Sustainability KEDGE Business School
France - Western Europe
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KEDGE Business School
MSc Business Transformation for Sustainability


Program overview

Building upon KEDGE’s academic excellence and commitment to CSR related issues, this programme breaks the boundaries between disciplines to reinvent tomorrow’s organisations. With an innovative, learning-by-doing experiential approach, it allows students to argue the business case for sustainability, develop integrated sustainability strategies and implement them throughout a sphere of influence.

Curriculum (courses, subject modules)

Semester 1

→ September-December

  • MODULE 1


« The sustainability factories run along the whole programme, from the beginning to the end of the academic year.”

The aim of the sustainability factories is triple: reinforcing the alignment between individual and organisational transformation, developing capabilities for complex thinking and launching and accelerating real case company challenges for sustainable business transformation


  • MODULE 2


This module is designed to build the fundamentals for a sustainable business transformation. It is composed of four courses:

  • Sustainable value creation : sustainability, CSR and ethics – impact on business creation processes within companies;
  • Fundamentals of business transformation : knowledge, posture and approaches for business diagnostics and transformation for sustainability;
  • Environmental sustainability : understanding the meaning of nature and the environment for businesses, deciphering threats, challenges and opportunities;
  • Social sustainability: relates to conditions for fairness, in terms of welfare, wellbeing and vision for a better future


  • MODULE 3


This module highlights the key points for effective cross-sectoral collaboration for sustainability. It is composed of three courses:

  • Collaboration for sustainability: develop knowledge and skills related to cross-sector partnerships and inter-firm strategic alliances in the context of environmental and social sustainability
  • Business modeling for sustainability: develop a business model which challenges the traditional economic logic and puts forward a new organisational system by considering social, environmental, and economic requirements simultaneously
  • Communication for sustainability: understanding sustainability communication challenges and incorporating sustainability in corporate communication


Semester 2

→ March-June

  •  MODULE 4  


This module prepares students to handle change in transforming business models for sustainability on an individual, organisational and societal level

  • ustainable leadership: develop both knowledge and awareness in terms of individual sustainable leadership and organisational leadership for sustainability
  • ustainable change in organisations: issues and challenges inherent to organisational change, in general, and sustainable organisational change in particular
  • ocial change : explore changes in society through technology, social movement, pandemic, and informal economy and examine whether businesses can contribute to positive social change and sustainable development during these changes


  •  MODULE 5


The Dos and Don’ts of a sustainable business transformation, fundamental knowledge and techniques related to sustainability:

  • Climate change: global picture about current challenges, carbon emissions and organisations’ role in terms of emission reduction
  • Sustainable finance: understanding the role of finance in anthropocene issues and the emergency for sustainable investment needs, defining the sustainable finance ecosystem and managing the sustainable investing methodologies
  • Tools and techniques for sustainable management: take a bird’s-eye-view on corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability practices and critically reflect on the effectiveness of contemporary tools and techniques in the transition to sustainable development

Additional projects


To complete their MSc programme, students have to discuss a dissertation related to one of the topics studied in class, eventually in link with their sustainability internship


To enable students to further develop their sustainability skills during an assignment in a multinational company outside their home country.


  • Bilan Carbone
  • Le Wagon

Admission conditions

Required diploma(s) :

  • Bachelor

Employment opportunities & career impact

Employment opportunities :

As sustainability becomes an increasingly critical element of business strategy and operations within organisations, the prospects for professionals seeking new and emerging careers in sustainability have never been brighter. The programme is designed to enable rich professional perspectives related to this new variety of CSR-related positions, dealing with the broad strategic and societal vision, as well as the implementation of concrete transformational initiatives.


Advisors and Analysts

  • Corporate Governance Analyst,
  • CSR Consultant
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Compliance Support Worker,
  • Stakeholder Relations Advisor,
  • Sustainability and Environmental Representative,
  • Compliance Officer,
  • Fundraising Worker…


  • Head of Fundraising and Communications,
  • Environmental Assessment Manager,
  • Ethical Compliance Officer,
  • Stakeholder Relations Manager,
  • Transparency and Reputation Manager…


  • Diversity and Inclusion Director,
  • Director of Corporate Advisory Services,
  • Director of Global Sustainability,
  • Director of Corporate Engagement & Impact,
  • Director of Philanthropic Partnerships,
  • Communications Director,
  • Environmental and Social Risk Leader

Application Deadlines

MSc in 1 year :

Admission level : International Bachelor's degree (4 years)

Duration : 18 months

Degree : Master of Science

Campus : Paris

Language : English

MSc in 2 years :

Admission level : Bachelor's degree

Duration : 30 months

Degree : Master of Science

Campus : Paris 

Language : English

Faculty profiles

KEDGE Business School's faculty is made up of almost 183 full-time lecturers and several hundred professional and academic speakers who teach at our French and international campuses.

The full-time faculty is comprised of lecturers-researchers, 90% of whom hold a PhD. 44% are international professors from over 30 different countries.

Due to the dynamics of the merger process, globalisation and the growth Kedge Business School is experiencing, it now boasts a substantial and incredibly diverse faculty, a strong asset in the face of new challenges in the fields of research and education.

Academic Excellence:

KEDGE is one of the European leaders in academic research on management, with a very ambitious research output.


KEDGE produces the equivalent of one article in a top-ranking journal every day.

In the 2017 ranking of best schools for research in management performed by L'Etudiant, the leading French magazine covering student orientation, KEDGE Business School came out on top in France with a total of 103 articles across all categories published by its faculty in 2015.

This exceptional performance is the result of its excellence strategy applied since the School's creation in 2013.

With three Centres of Excellence: Marketing, Supply Chain and CSR, and five Centres of Expertise: Wine & Spirits, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health Management, Finance Reconsidered and Creative Industries & Culture, the School affirms its academic expertise on several key issues in management sciences.

Campus facilities & Student Life

KEDGE made the decision to remain at the heart of the city in order to facilitate public mobility between its different sites, be near businesses, benefit from their dynamism and provide a high level of service.

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A strategic location

Located in the heart of the city in the exceptional Lumière Building, one of Paris's largest business centres (and business ecosystems), KEDGE Paris is a place of versatility, designed as a bridge between innovation and people, placing entrepreneurship at the centre of the school's philosophy.

Located within the 135,000m2 Lumière building and  spread over 2 floors, it is comprised of two wings linked by a central atrium of 52,000m2. The school not only responds to a functional and technological role  but also brings in an emotional factor, a necessity to meet the aspirations of its different audiences. Everything is based on the profound renewal of teaching by placing entrepreneurship at the centre of the school's philosophy.

Outstanding facilities

  • Various catering areas, including numerous company restaurants
  • Sports facilities
  • A friendly environment near Bercy Village and the BNF (the National Library of France), easily accessible by public transport, with a wide range of accommodation
  • huge co-working area allowing for better collaboration between students and staff and adaptable rooms with a reception capacity of between 40 and 200 students
  • An enhanced digital experience: immersive rooms will enable students to work on practical case studies and a giant screen will be constantly streaming classes or conferences held on the school’s other sites.

An enhanced student experience

KEDGE's campus revolves around 4 main axes: modularity, flexibility, connectivity and user-friendliness.

To respond to new educational, organisational and digital developments, KEDGE Paris wanted to revolutionise the student experience by creating the campus of tomorrow, a place entirely dedicated to educational innovation whereby best practices will be replicated in the school's other locations.

KEDGE also shares its facilities with major companies including: Natixis, SNCF, ING Direct, Société Générale and the Ministry of the Interior.

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