The International Hellenic University (IHU) MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability programme is designed to offer a thorough understanding of environmental and sustainability issues that can be applied in a policy or management context. In today's highly competitive market, sustainability can become a critical profit centre for any organization through energy-saving processes, reduction of fuels consumption, optimisation of raw materials and other uses of resources, minimisation of waste management and air pollution abatement costs, to name a few.
There is an ever-growing demand for highly specialized and effectively educated scientists to simultaneously tackle significant economic, environmental and social issues in the industry, the public sector and the society.
After completing the MSc, a great selection of career options is available as there is a growing demand for sustainability professionals in a range of sectors.
Environment and sustainability professionals may work in "green" industries (e.g. in the energy, technology, food, or construction sector), the public sector, certification bodies and/or NGOs. Highly qualified and trained individuals are (replace with: will be) motivated to reshape traditional strategies and policies within their organisations. They also, very often, found their own innovative start-ups or become social entrepreneurs.
Environmental Management is a new way of doing business!
Aims and objectives
The Core Courses
Students who choose to follow the Environmental Management stream are required to complete the following four courses:
Sustainable Tourism Management Stream
Students who choose to follow the Sustainable Tourism Management stream are required to complete the following four courses:
The Consulting Project
During the second or third quarter, students participate in a consulting project relevant to the Stream they have joined. In groups, students study an actual environmental problem of a particular firm or organisation. Following analysis of the problem, the students prepare and present concrete and practical solution(s).
Become yourself environmentally creative!
The dissertation is an individual 10,000- word paper of original scientific work, which upon completion is submitted for examination and approval by a three-member committee chaired by the student’s supervisor.
Duration of the programme: 1 year full-time (FT) or 2 years part-time (PT)
Teaching takes place once (PT) or twice (FT) a month except of August and September.
The programme operates on the following schedule:
Examinations take place on Friday afternoons before the teaching weekends.
The Academic Faculty
What is Sustainability?
The definition of "Sustainable Development"
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:
Source: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future
Nevertheless, if you are not sure enough what sustainability means take a look at the following videos and help society endure!
Interview by Dr Peter Johnston, President of the International Advisory Council of the Club of Rome and Founding Vice-President of Club of Romeʼs Brussels-EU Chapter
Event: Dealing with the Limits to Growth at Times of Crisis
Prof. F. J. Radermacher - Sustainability, Green Growth and Economic Potentials
Dr Peter Johnston - Sustainable Development: Experiences and Perspectives
Dimitrios Theologitis, European Commission: Ports as regional growth lever
The International Hellenic University offers foreigners a truly unique academic experience, hosting a rich array of topics, including areas such as sustainable management. Small student groups and an international teaching staff combine to form perfect conditions that encourage a student's critical thinking, while favouring discussions with subject matter experts from a variety of disciplines.
The Sustainable Development Master Programme has given me the opportunity to fully experience and immerse myself in this cutting-edge field, just as I hoped. I was able to see the bigger picture and develop my knowledge of the field, in terms of practical aspects and tools as well as in academic achievement. Τhe timetable of the programme as designed in executive mode gives a great opportunity to working students to attend.
The International Hellenic University presents an exceptional educational environment in which students have the opportunity to adopt the professionalism offered by the University’s professors, who are equipped with both real-world and academic, experience and knowledge.
The MSc in Sustainable Development is a unique graduate degree due to the progressive topic that it considers. Every course within the classrooms of the IHU was a rewarding challenge, laying the proper foundations for a successful career