Bradford University School of Management

MSc Applied Management and Sustainability


The MSc in Applied Management and Sustainability is designed for students who wish to develop management skills with a clear emphasis on sustainable business models, entrepreneurship and innovation. The course provides the skills required to start new businesses or manage innovation in existing businesses to work towards a sustainable future.

Initially, MSc students take a number of management topics that will provide the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary to undertake a project with an applied sustainability/innovation focus. In the second stage of the programme, students start a project to develop a business case from concept to full board proposal and will provide students with the opportunity to develop the business acumen, skills and confidence to contribute to business at all levels.  In the third and final stage students have the opportunity to study the principles of business from their own perspective and then finalise their business proposal project.

On completion, students will have gained a detailed understanding of the context in which future businesses must operate.

+Module details

Stage 1 compulsory modules

  • Decision Support for Sustainability
  • Sustainable Operations
  • Applied Intellectual Property and Environmental Law
  • Environmental Management and Quality Systems
  • Information Systems Planning for Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Stage 2 - Project

Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to carry out a piece of work with a high level of originality, articulating and developing a business concept in a poster and dissertation.  The project is a self-managed piece of work consisting of three parts - dissertation, poster and business plan.  

The purpose is to research and develop an entrepreneurial sustainable business concept and accompanying business plan and provide the platform for launching the idea or innovation. the work will be based on knowledge and experience gained in taught phases 1 and 3.

Stage 3 compulsory modules 

  • Business Economics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Environment
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing, Planning and Strategy

+The Trading Room

The Bradford Trading Room provides students with hands-on experience in a simulated trading environment, giving a feel for “real” investment decisions made in industry and how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data.

The Bradford Trading Room

Students have the option of completing a training and certification module specifically designed for universities called Bloomberg Essentials Training (BESS) that is widely recognised in industry and confers valuable skills which are highly relevant for the finance, banking, insurance and related industries.

Read more about The Bradford Trading Room (PDF)

Key Details

Study mode



12 months

Start date



Bradford, UK


Top 10 in UK


£9,500 (UK/EU)
£13,500 (Overseas)




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