Master in Sustainable Business & Innovation

12 months
Full time
0 - 3 years

The Master in Sustainable Business and Innovation is a truly unique, holistically driven program offering a different business paradigm for today´s young professionals. Our unique methodology ensures that you will develop the critical and design thinking skills to analyze, perform and inspire in an ever increasing volatile, uncertain, and complex business environment. However, we go one step further. While hard skills may be enough to get your foot in the door, the soft skills obtained in communication, negotiation, teamwork, and leadership are what will lift you in developing a world-class career in a company, organization, or even your own business.

The Master in Sustainable Business and Innovation is targeted towards students from diverse backgrounds, both cultural and academic, who aim to develop their career and skills in helping businesses and organizations to solve urgent and emerging environmental, economic, societal, and welfare global challenges.


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Dates and timetable

Start: 27 September 2018
Finish: 6 September 2019
Timetable: Monday - Friday, 9.30h - 13.30h

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Innovative Academic Approach

A program for a different business paradigm: this master offers you the possibility to learn the latest trends and sustainable innovations in products and services, management practices, business models, and market infrastructures that lead to higher social impact and development. You will learn, via a holistic approach, the latest trends in managing higher purpose organizations, the operations of sharing and circular economies, as well as the role of the latest technological innovations such as artificial intelligence, big data, 3d printing, IoT, smart cities, and how they all become business opportunities for solving current global challenges such as environmental degradation, poverty, health, and inequality.


Corporate Connections

Throughout the year we bring you into contact with business professionals and industry experts via conferences and company visits. In addition, the MSBI final project provides you with the opportunity to develop a business plan with a real start-up company - acting as a consultant to help them develop a strategy according to market opportunities. Barcelona is an important entrepreneurship hub and we exploit this by connecting you with many of the start-ups looking for talent to develop their business opportunities.


International Exposure

During the program you will learn and network with high potential, talented professionals who have a proven motivation in developing a successful career in sustainable business and innovation. They come from different parts of the world, we value interaction between people coming from emerging and developed countries, from private and public sectors, and the creative interaction coming from different sectors and industries. In turn, you will continue this extensive international network after the program as part of the EADA networks.

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Message from the Director

Dr. Josep Maria Coll, Director of the Master in Sustainable Business and Innovation highlights some of the benefits of the programme:

  • Earn an official master’s degree from one of Europe´s top-ranked business schools.
  • Access global recruiters and prepare for your professional job search.
  • Learn in small classes, of maximum 30 participants from diverse nationalities, in the innovative  city of Barcelona.
  • Complete a unique final project: become an entrepreneur or work as a consultant for a real start-up company
  • Innovative partnerships: gain access to both the public and private sectors; two sides of the same coin in terms of recognizing the needs of organizations and developing the skills to be able to meet the challenges ahead.


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Programme Structure


The Master in Sustainable Business and Innovation (60 ECTS) will boost your career opportunities by providing an appropriate balance between technical skills and soft skills.

The core pillars of the program are:

Human Leadership Skills

Critical & Design Thinking

Best Professional Practice

Our unique methodology ensures that you will develop the critical and design thinking skills to analyze, perform and inspire in an ever increasing volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment. But we go a step further. While hard skills may be enough to get your foot in the door at top companies, your soft skills in communication, negotiation, teamwork and leadership are what will lift you in developing a world-class career in a company, an organization, or even in your own business.


The curriculum consists of 16 courses and an integrative final project resulting in a total of 60 ECTS credits.*

Module Course

Personal Development

Human leadership in a VUCA world.
The role of business in society. Global challenges and key trends.

General Management


Strategy & Sustainability
New economies (circular, sharing, collaborative, smart cities).
Environmental sustainability and climate change management.
Holistic management and organizational development.
Functional Core Technological management and the changing nature of work.
Financing for inclusive development and social impact investment.
International marketing.
Global Supply Chain management.
Corporate entrepreneurship and Social innovation.
Applied Data Analytics for global development Industry 4.0.
International development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Impact evaluation.
Final Project Professional practice - Research Methods & Skills.
Business Consultancy Project or Applied Research Project.


*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program. One ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours of study (includes both face-to-face and self-study).

EADA reserves the right to make changes to the schedule and the topics offered during the programme.