Executive Master of Science in Sustainability Management

The Executive Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainability Management is a specialised graduate business degree programme designed to equip corporate executives and experienced professionals with the right skills, knowledge, and leadership capabilities to make the sustainability transition in the green economy.

You will learn to develop, implement, scale, and evaluate new tools, technologies, and processes needed for businesses. Ultimately, the programme aims to cultivate leaders and managers who can incorporate sustainable development and environmental management when crafting strategy and driving sustainable green operations. 

Tailored to meet the needs of executives and professionals who are looking to enhance their expertise and leadership capabilities in sustainability management, the programme offers a unique flexibility via stackable learning pathways from the FlexiMasters Certificate to the full Executive Master's degree.

Key Features

Efficient one-year programme

1-year part-time Master's degree

The specialised graduate business degree is designed specifically to meet the needs of busy executives and experienced professionals.


Interdisciplinary curriculum

Gain access to an interdisciplinary group of leading experts, industry practitioners and faculty members across NTU and world-class research institutes.

Flexible Learning Pathway

Stackable learning pathways

The programme offers flexibility via stackable learning pathways from the FlexiMasters Programme to the full Executive Master's degree.

Designed for lifelong learning

Eligible participants and sponsoring companies can enjoy SkillsFuture subsidy of up to 90% for the FlexiMasters Programme, thus reducing the overall cost of the Executive MSc.

Front view man with wooden blocks featuring sustainability

Contextualised for business

Offered by a premier business school in Singapore and Asia, the programme is predominantly focused on sustainability management in a business context.

Networking opportunities

Diverse networking opportunities

Connect, exchange, and foster collaborations in addressing sustainability issues in the broader business community from across industries.

For You

Championing the Change for Sustainability

Championing the change

Develop your knowledge and skills needed to lead sustainable practices and overcome challenges of transitioning to a sustainable business model through identifying the key organisational levers that facilitate change.

Change and Sustainability

Meeting stakeholder expectations

Examine the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable business model, develop practical frameworks to identify material stakeholders, and create strategy and disclosure practices to meet their conflicting, and ever increasing demands.

For a Sustainable Future

Contributing to a sustainable future

Build credibility and instill confidence with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles, as well as the tools and frameworks needed to implement sustainable practices, thereby fostering a commitment to environmental and social responsibility for a sustainable future.

For Organisations

Sustainability Leaders

Developing Sustainability Leaders

Accelerate the development of a pipeline of sustainability talents and leaders who can navigate the complex sustainability landscape, identify opportunities for innovation, and manage risks associated with Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues. 

Sustainability Performance

Improving sustainability performance

Future-proof your organisation by integrating environmentally and socially responsible practices into business operations, improving sustainability performance, reducing environmental and social risks, and enhancing your organisation's reputation as a responsible and sustainable business. 

Green ROI

Making positive impact

The outcomes of real-world projects from the participants often address actual challenges faced by the organisations. These solutions have the potential to be implemented, resulting in positive impact for the sponsoring organisations.

  • Corporate executives and professionals with more than 10 years of work experience, aspiring sustainability leaders, and companies who want to enhance their ability to respond to sustainability challenges.

  • Professionals who want to pursue a professional Master's degree to pursue management careers in sustainability related divisions and organisations.

  • We welcome professionals from diverse industry backgrounds and functions with a passion to contribute to better businesses as an expert in sustainability.

To accommodate to the schedule of mid to senior-level executives, the programme will be delivered in six academic blocks of four to eight consecutive days each over twelve months.

During the course of the programme, you will be required to complete:
  • 8 Core Modules
  • 4 Electives Modules
  • Integrated Capstone Module

You will explore key areas of sustainability necessary to address the complex challenges in today's rapidly changing global business environment. Please refer to our Programme curriculum for more details. 

(Aug — Jul)
Academic Block 1
13 - 20 Aug 2024
(8 days)
Academic Block 2
8 - 15 Oct 2024
(8 days)
Academic Block 3
3 - 6 Dec 2024
(4 days)
Academic Block 4
11 - 16 Feb 2025
(6 days)
Academic Block 5
8 - 13 Apr 2025
(6 days)
Academic Block 6
8 - 15 Jul 2025
(8 days)

The University reserves the right to change the date, venue, and mode of delivery due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Class Hours

Courses are held on campus at Gaia, the largest building in Asia made of sustainable wood and the 8th zero-energy building of NTU. 

Each teaching day is 7.5 hours in duration, and classes are held at 9:00am – 6:00pm daily (including 1-hour lunch and two 15-min breaks).

Daytime sessions will be a mix of classroom teaching and industry visits, while some evenings may be used for guest lectures, projects, group work and networking sessions.
Climate Change

Climate and Environment

► (Core) Climate System and Climate Change - 1.5 AUs
► (Elective) Nature-based Solutions - 1.5 AUs
► (Elective) Climate Risk Assessment - 1.5 AUs

Sustainability Reporting

Business and Management

► (Core) Greenhouse Gasses Emissions: Measurement and Management - 1.5 AUs
► (Core) Sustainability Reporting - 3 AUs
► (Core) Sustainability and Law - 3 AUs
► (Elective) Embedding Natural Capital into Business Decision Making - 1.5 AUs

Green and Sustainability Innovation

Strategy and Innovation

► (Core) Corporate Sustainability: Strategies and Innovations - 3 AUs
► (Elective) Sustainable Finance - 1.5 AUs
► (Core) Designing and Innovating for Sustainability - 3 AUs
► (Core) Sustainable Operations - 3 AUs

Green Tech

Technology and Energy

► (Elective) Technologies for Urban and Built Environment - 1.5 AUs
► (Elective) Technology for Carbon Management - 1.5 AUs
► (Core) Sustainable Energy Technologies - 3 AUs
► (Elective) Circular Economy and Technologies - 1.5 AUs

Sustainability Capstone

Integrated Capstone

► Guided by a faculty or an experienced industry expert
► An experiential component of the programme where participants will work on real-life projects from their own organisations to apply the knowledge they learn on an ongoing basis.
► Consolidate the concepts and learnings from earlier modules, where you will apply classroom knowledge to real-world business situations via real-world projects to address crucial sustainability management issues - 3 AUs


The total number of AUs required to graduate with an Executive MSc in Sustainability Management is 30 AUs, which includes Core Courses (21 AUs), Elective Courses (6 AUs), and an Integrated Capstone (3 AUs).

The FlexiMasters Programme is offered as part of the academic load and fulfilment of the requirements for the full MSc degree.

The minimum period of candidature is 1 year, and the maximum period of candidature is 4 years.

Credits stackable to a Master's Degree

Applicants to the Executive MSc have the option to complete the Executive MSc programme in a stackable manner via the FlexiMasters* programme.

The FlexiMasters* programme is offered as part of the academic load and fulfilment of the requirements for the Executive MSc degree.

The course credits earned from the FlexiMasters programme may be accepted as partial fulfilment of the requirements for the full MSc degree, subject to assessment and approval by the University, and the minimum Grade Point of 2.5.

Graduates of the FlexiMasters programme will pay the remaining fees for the Executive MSc after deducting the fees for the FlexiMasters. 

*FlexiMasters in Sustainability Business Ecosystems
  • Corporate Sustainability: Strategies and Innovations (3.0 AUs)
  • Sustainability Reporting (3.0 AUs)
  • Law and Sustainability (3.0 AUs)
  • Nature-based Solutions (1.5 AUs)
  • Sustainable Finance (1.5 AUs)
  • Climate Systems and Climate Change (1.5 AUs)
  • Greenhouse Gasses (GHG) Emissions: Measurement and Management (1.5 AUs)

Full Programme Fee: S$61,000 
Full Programme Fee: S$66,490 (after 9% GST)

Application processing fee: S$100 (non-refundable)

For Singaporeans and PRs (self-financed or company-sponsored) who are progressing to the Executive MSc from FlexiMasters*, the overall investment in the Executive MSc is estimated to be between $35,000 and $42,000.

*FlexiMasters subsidy is available. Please visit our FlexiMasters page for more information.

The fee covers tuition, most teaching materials and meals when classes are in session. Classes could be hybrid, face-to-face or online, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

Other expenses

Flight, accommodation and miscellaneous expenses are not inclusive in the tuition fees. These are regarded as additional costs associated with the programmes.

Professional experience and quality of achievements

  • Demonstrated professional experience in sustainability related or focused roles
  • Recommended by the organisations to acquire sustainability skills
  • Minimum ten years of work experience

Passion and interest in business and environment

  • Demonstrate passion and interest in pursuing a career in management at the intersection of business and the environment.
  • Deep interest and demonstrated intent to chart a course for the whole organisation
  • Have a clear motivation for intellectual growth, both in the classroom and beyond.

Academic requirements1

  • Undergraduate degree2
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English

1Candidates with academic qualifications other than the above (e.g., completed the FlexiMasters programme stackable towards the Executive MSc programme within the last 5 years with a minimum GPA of 2.5) are encouraged to apply for the programme, subject to at least 10 years of experience and approval by the University.

Credit transfers are by application only and will be assessed and approved by the University, and the minimum Grade Point eligible for transfer of credits is 2.5. Credit transfer is subject to cap as per University Credit Transfer Policy.

2Candidates without an undergraduate degree but who have achieved satisfactory results in the FlexiMasters in Sustainability Business Ecosystems are encouraged to apply for the programme.

Application Deadlines – August 2024 Intake

We employ a continuous admissions system comprising four rounds for the August 2024 intake. Nevertheless, the online application form will remain accessible throughout the specified deadlines, enabling applicants to submit their applications at their convenience. The earlier your application, the sooner you can expect a final decision. It's crucial that your application is fully submitted by the deadline corresponding to the round in which you are applying.

  • Round 1: 31 March 2024
  • Round 2: 30 April 2024
  • Round 3: 31 May 2024
  • Final: 30 June 2024

Our 20+ faculty members are drawn from across colleges and autonomous institutes at NTU and the industry. Here are just a few. 

Prof. Vish

Prof. S Viswanathan

“Vish” Viswanathan is Professor of Operations Management at Nanyang Business School. He is also the Director of the Centre for Business Sustainability, and as Cluster Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). His interests include Supply Chain Management, Corporate Sustainability, Energy Modelling, Life Cycle Analysis, Business Model Innovation, Closed Loop Supply Chain, Manufacturing Systems, Urban Mobility, Optimization, and Scheduling.

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Prof Boh Wai Fong

Prof. Boh Wai Fong

Wai Fong is the President’s Chair and Professor of Information Systems at Nanyang Technological University, and the Deputy Dean of Nanyang Business School. She serves as co-Director for both Singapore Agri-Food Innovation Lab (SAIL@NTU) and NTU Centre in Computational Technologies for Finance (CCTF). As an established researcher in knowledge management and knowledge sharing, she conducts research in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

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Adam Switzer

Prof. Adam Switzer

Adam Switzer is an internationally recognised expert in coastal science. In the field of coastal hazards, Adam pioneered the study of storm and tsunami deposits with studies in Australia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia. His Quaternary geology work focuses on the coastal evolution of tropical coastal systems in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and China where he uses geological techniques to reconstruct past environmental change and investigate the role of sea level change, climate variability and human influence on the evolution of tropical and sub-tropical coastal systems.

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Wan Mun Pun

Dr. Wan Man Pun

As the Associate Chair (Research) and Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at NTU, Dr. Wan led numerous research projects on the impacts of indoor environmental quality on occupant cognitive function, among others. He has been working on the development of novel green building technologies such as high-performance Cool materials for buildings and pavements, advanced building control and automation systems, integrated dimmable lighting and dynamic shading system, chilled ceiling system and other technologies for energy efficiency and occupant well-being.

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Perrine Hamel

Asst Prof. Perrine Hamel

Perrine's research examines how natural infrastructure can contribute to creating a resilient and inclusive cities in Southeast Asia. She focuses on the natural infrastructure in urban and rural environments, with a particular interest in hydrologic services. Her extensive experience in urban hydrologic modelling has led the development of several ecosystem services models that support management decisions. She has conducted natural capital assessments in partnership with environmental NGOs and public and private actors from around the world, most recently in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

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Alvin Ng

Adjunct Assoc Prof. Alvin Ng

Alvin Ng is the Chief Operating Officer for Smart Cities of Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI). He plays a key role in continuing the advancement of ADI’s mission to drive the adoption of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence tools and solutions around smart cities. Alvin has over 24 years of experience in global sales and product management and has held a series of senior global leadership roles with multinational companies like Wincor Nixdorf AG, Cisco Systems and Rosenbluth International. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, he worked for General Electric as the General Manager for GE Digital, Asia.

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