Learn to contribute to the greening of the industry with management strategies towards environmental and social sustainability.
The transition towards a green economy is a challenging one, as it requires a fundamental transformation of the way our economy works, including industrial processes, the use of resources, and consumption patterns. How can you deal with this complexity and devise strategies to deliver sustainable products and services? What does it take to promote circular and social entrepreneurship, and how can you enhance corporate social responsibility? And what kind of incentives and regulations could encourage sustainable behaviour amongst consumers? If you want to study how we can move towards a more sustainable, circular industry, focusing on production and consumption, the specialisation in Environmental Management is right for you.
Within this specialisation, you will gain insights into the key concepts and principles that guide management strategies towards environmental and social sustainability. How can you find smart ways to balance the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainable development? What kind of policy approaches could be effective to enhance sustainable industrial production and consumption from a government perspective? And how can you identify and include relevant stakeholders and find collaborations to work towards the greening of the industry together? These are just some challenges you might deal with within this specialisation.
The course Environmental Management will provide you with fundamental knowledge in the domain of (corporate) sustainability and circularity and will be followed by all MEEM students. If this field has caught your interest and you choose the specialisation in Environmental Management, you will delve deeper into relevant cases regarding environmental management. The breadth of this specialisation makes the research areas you could focus on highly diverse. For example: what does it take to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill? What sustainable business models are adequate to integrate circular and bioeconomy principles in the agricultural sector? What kind of government regulations can contribute to a longer lifecycle of electronic devices such as phones or laptops? Or, on a more sociocultural and philosophical level: what is the relation between well-being and consumerism, and how can we shift our perception of well-being – which is currently much related to economic factors?
As a graduate of this Master’s and this specialisation, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.
Is this specialisation not exactly what you are looking for? Maybe one of the other specialisations suits you better. Or find out more about these other Master’s:
- Master’s in Public Administration