Sunway University

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Master in Sustainable Development Management APPLY

  Study Mode ONLINE
  Duration 18 months - 12 months
  Tution Fees N/A

The essence of sustainable development in practice is scientifically and morally based problem solving. We need a globally coordinated effort to move from business as usual to sustainable development. Every part of the world needs to be involved in problem solving, in brainstorming, and in determining new and creative ways to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth.” – Jeffrey D. Sachs



Students are required to complete 9 core course including Research Project I & II, and 5 elective courses. Refer to Time Table for the schedule of courses.

Core courses (9): 

  1. SSM 5033 Corporate Sustainability Strategies
  2. SSM 5013 Earth's Climate System
  3. SEC 5013 Economics of Sustainability Management
  4. SFI 5013 Finance and Sustainability
  5. SEN 5013 Social Entrepreneurship and Development
  6. SSM 5023 Sustainable Management and Operations
  7. SRM 5013 Research Methods
  8. PRJ 5013 Research Project I
  9. PRJ 5023 Research Project 2

Elective courses (choose 5):

  1. SSM 5073 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
  2. SSM 5113 Sustainable Urban Practices
  3. SSM 5183 Governance in Sustainable Development
  4. SSM5163 Biodiversity
  5. SEC 5023 Sustainable Economic Development
  6. SSM5173 Smart Technology and IOT



  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or equivalent from a recognized Institution of Higher Education, as accepted by the University’s Senate; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Level 6, MQF) with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00 or its equivalent qualifications can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years of working experience in relevant field; OR
  • Any other equivalent professional qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government.
  • For international students, minimum scores in any of the following English proficiency tests are required:
    • IELTS (6.0)/ CEFR B2
    • TOEFL PBT (550) or  IBT (75)
    • Cambridge English Advanced (180)/ CEFR B2; or Cambridge English Proficiency (180)/ CEFR C1
    • PTE ACADEMIC (50)
    • Malaysian University English Test (Band 4).

    If a student does not meet this requirement, the HEP offers English proficiency courses to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the programme. This is normally conducted through an English language proficiency assessment.

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