Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Chemistry Management Leuphana University Luneburg
Emerging policy frameworks all over the globe are setting ambitious goals for conducting value creation within the safe operating space of the planetary boundaries and the Agenda 2030. All sectors of the economy, from agriculture, housing, healthcare, mobility, and energy to the IT sector, depend on the use of chemical products and are facing an imminent necessity to change gear in response to climate change, pollution, and resource depletion. New types of resources and energy systems are required for production routes, along with increased circularity in resource and product flows and compliance with international regulations for pollution prevention and climate neutrality.
Learn with us how to integrate transformative management practices of sustainable chemistry in your field of the profession – and become a leading actor in reshaping our socio-economy to the requirements of sustainability. The MBA in Sustainable Chemistry Management provides comprehensive training for sustainability-oriented management in various sectors connected to the chemical enterprise.
Excellence in Sustainable Chemistry and Sustainability Management / / Leuphana University and ISC3
The MBA in Sustainable Chemistry Management is an innovative program offered by the Institute for Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry (ISEC) in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM) of Leuphana University - a leading center of excellence for sustainability management and an international research hub in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship, that adds more than 15 years of experience in management education to the program. Program development is conducted at the Research & Education Hub of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3), which is hosted by ISEC. The ISC3 was established in 2017 by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as a center contributing to the international transformation toward Sustainable Chemistry in the context of the UN Agenda 2030 and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). Following the development of the M.Sc. Sustainable Chemistry, a related degree launched in 2020 at Leuphana Professional School, the MBA Sustainable Chemistry Management is a second important milestone of transformative educational activities in sustainable chemistry.
Admission Requirements and Application
The MBA in Sustainable Chemistry Management is a 3-semester CPD program (60 CP) for international professionals from all sectors and academic backgrounds who desire to incorporate unique expertise in sustainable chemistry into management and decision-making processes. Applicants should already hold a first university degree (Bachelor's or Master's) and bring proof of fluency in English. One year of professional experience is required for applicants holding a master’s degree and two years for those holding a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, basic skills in accounting/management/human resources or law are required. Proof may be provided by University transcripts of records, job profile descriptions, or training certificates.
Including credit points from previous degrees, a final score of 300 CP is required to obtain the MBA. In the case of a CP delta, options for crediting work experience and/or obtaining extracurricular credits are available.
Alternatively, you can also study selected modules from the MBA separately as part of our certificate program, Practices of Sustainable Chemistry, and graduate with a Certificate of Advanced Studies.
How Does the Application Process Work?
Applications for the MBA in Sustainable Chemistry Management can be continuously submitted to the online application system up to 10 December each year. Our online system allows you to complete your application simply and easily and upload any accompanying documents. You can also save your draft application for completion later. After the application deadline, all documents are reviewed, and the admissions process starts.
Content of the Novel MBA in Sustainable Chemistry Management
Participants learn the fundamentals of sustainability management combined with operational knowledge in the field of the chemical sector, including the chemical enterprise. Framed by an interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable chemistry and a general perspective of how the practice of chemistry is linked to sustainability, the content includes:
- Concepts and approaches of green chemistry and sustainable chemistry
- Principles and conditions for sustainability management
- Sustainability assessment
- Ethics and leadership
- Innovation management
- International policy frameworks for chemicals and waste management
- Regulations for chemical safety in products and supply chains
- Strategies for implementing product and resource circularity
- Strategic planning for climate neutrality
Course of Study: Earn an MBA degree Online
The MBA in Sustainable Chemistry Management is a continuing professional development (CPD) program aimed at international professionals. Most of the curriculum is delivered by online learning, framed by two onsite sessions on the Campus of Leuphana University at the beginning and the end of the curriculum, respectively. During these onsite sessions, there will be lectures, seminars, and extensive networking opportunities with various stakeholders interested in sustainable chemistry.
Unique qualifications for new career opportunities
Managing the transition to a sustainable practice of chemistry in our socio-economy is fundamental and holds new business opportunities for enterprises to transform today’s value creation. The MBA in Sustainable Chemistry Management is ideal for international professionals from all sectors and all academic backgrounds who desire to incorporate unique management expertise for the practice of chemistry into value chains and organizations in alignment with sustainability.