International Master in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility (Madrid)

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    International Master in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility (Madrid)


    Do you want to contribute to human development seeking to relieve poverty , satisfying the basic needs of all peoples promoting sustainable economic growth?

    Do you want to exchange experiences among students coming from all over the world ?

    Then you might want to join the IMSD programme !

    EOI offers an innovative and eminently practical programme that focuses on building up collective knowledge and understanding the real situation and future trends in sustainable development and corporate responsibility in international companies and institutions. The purpose of the IMSD programme is to prepare a new generation of responsible business and community leaders that will take organisations and policy makers to meeting the global challenges of the 21st century.

    You will get the experience of top professionals, experts in development, environmental management , CSR and Social Entrepreneurship (link al video Clase Abierta IMSD: Social Entrepreneurship, Daniel Truran) among others.

    The IMSD is aimed at university graduates or young professionals, who are interested in developing their professional career within the area of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Management. Applicants are welcome from any subject discipline. We need form them positive attitude and motivation to think of new ideas and new projects .

    A high level of English is required. Thinking green as well!


    Title:  International Master in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility (Madrid)

    Edición: VII Edition

    Dirigido a: Applicants are welcome from any subject discipline, with or without professional experience. Commitment towards sustainable development, positive critical attitude and motivation to take up a leadership position in any type of organization are required. A high level of English is needed.

    Preinscripción: Application Process Now Open.

    Monday to Friday. From 9:30 to 14:00 h. Lessons in the afternoon will be given from 16:00 to 20:00 h.

    Lugar:   Madrid

    Modalidad del curso: Presencial

    Duración: 600 contact hours

    Equivalent 70 credits: 60 credits for contact hours + individual study + work-group assignments PLUS 10 credits for the Final Project.

    Dedicación: Full Time

    Idioma: Inglés


    The IMSD offers an excellent curriculum that includes a selection of inter-disciplinary courses geared to the development of crossover management abilities. The IMSD is a 9 month full time programme starting October 2011 and finishing July 2012.

    It consists of 600 contact hours, equivalent to 70 credits: 60 credits correspond to lessons, individual study and work-group assignments and 10 credits correspond to the Final Project

    The programme consists of three groups of subjects: Common Subjects (100 contact hours), Core Subjects (470 contact hours) and Elective Subjects (30 contact hours).

    Common subjects on Business Fundamentals are aligned with EOI's key performance axes: Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

    Core subjects are specific to the IMSD and cover main sustainability challenges i.e. environmental management, socio-economic development, corporate responsibility and reputation, sustainability programmes in international organisations, social entrepreneurship ...

    In March students will attend 30 hours of elective subjects, among a pool of matters related to Sustainability Management. During this period, students have also the possibility to join one of our Study Abroad Programmes thanks to the several agreements the school has with international institutions.

    During the second part of the Master, a Final Project is undertaken in teams of 3-4 students. This final dissertation will be presented in July at EOI´s Hall and will be assessed by an academic committee. Passing the Final Project is a necessary condition to obtain the IMSD Diploma.

    The IMSD is considered a full time programme and students must study and work individually or in teams every day after class; therefore it is not advisable to combine it with a part time job.

    IMSD Contents:

    Hereafter the IMSD subjects are shown:


    :: Strategy
    :: Marketing
    :: Economic Environment
    :: Accounting and Finance
    :: Innovation Management
    :: Introduction to Sustainability and CR
    :: Project Management
    :: Managerial Skills
    :: Entrepreneurial Initiative
    Theory and Practice for Development:
    :: Socio-Economic Development Perspectives
        Introduction to Development
        Rules of the Game
        Players, levels and sectors
        Management, policies and tools
        Cross-Sector Partnerships
    :: Sustainable Urban Planning and Rural Development
    Development and the Environment:
    :: Environmental and Energy Challenges
    :: Environmental Economics and Accounting
    :: Environmental Responsibility and Lobbies
    :: Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Impact Assessment
    :: Climate Change and Low Carbon Economies
    Sustainability Policies and Programmes in International Organizations and the European Union
    Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Management:
    a) Introduction to CR or What is a Responsible Business
    :: Introduction to Intangibles
    :: Business Ethics
    :: Good Governance
    :: Stakeholders Engagement
    b) CR into Business Strategy and Operations
    :: Integrating CR into Corporate Strategy (& Balance Scorecard)
    :: Mainstreameing CR into the functional areas: marketing, purchasing, supply chain, human resources…
    :: Measuring CR: Key Performance Indicators
    :: International Standards
    :: Risk and Reputation Management
    :: Sustainability Reporting
    c) Where Sustainability gets down to Business
    :: Ethical banking
    :: Social entrepreneurship
    :: Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) and Inclusive Business
    :: Technology and development

    Please note the above mentioned subjects might slightly change during the course of the Masters if the direction considers it appropriate for the improvement of the program.


    The programme is   delivered to small groups and each participant’s progress is individually monitored. The student’s learning is reinforced with   On Line support   which improves communication between the participants, the lecturer and the EOI.

    The programme combines theoretical sessions with practical training and is complemented with:   Work Groups, Oral presentations, Practical case studies, Conferences and forums, Visits to technical facilities and Final Project.

    Some important points:

    The EOI Faculty is composed of professionals who   work in important national and international organisations.   They teach essential theoretical issues but also share their professional experience. Thus,debates in class are very frequent and they represent an unquestionable added value   to this Master given the high profile of students: engineers, environmental managers, business administrators, psychologists… from all over the world.

    During the programme students will be asked to submit   business cases, papers and other practical assignments   so they will be able to face real problems once working in the professional world.

    Final Project
    During the third trimester   of the Master   students will combine lectures with a final project, carried out in groups. The project will represent a real situation in a company or an international organisation and will be monitored by a tutor. Passing the final project is a necessary condition to be awarded the Masters official certificate.

    Mentoring Programme
    EOI-Business School Mentoring Programme aims to accompany students throughout the academic year in order to guide them personally and professionally. By means of   personal interviews and specific Professional Guidance seminars, strong and weak points are detected from the student´ s personality in order to enhance the first ones and improve the second, during the training at EOI. This represents a big help for our students when joining the labour market.

    As an added value, once finished the Master EOI   students have the possibility to join a 6 to 12 month internship in private companies and other institutions.   This allows students to put into practice what they have learned during the classes and represents an essential step to move into real business.

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