Applications Invited for M.B.A. (Sustainability Management)

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Institute Name: TERI School of Advanced Studies

Apply By: 04 Jul 2022

About the Organization

The TERI School of Advanced Studies was established as a Trust in 1998 with the purpose of providing academic learning programmes. With TERI as its sponsoring society, TERI SAS focused its attention on developing a set of learning programmes that were both is support of, and were supported by, the research on issues of energy, environment and sustainability being undertaken by TERI. It was envisioned that the academic rigour brought by faculty members would enhance the quality of TERI’s application focused research, whereas the state-of-art research of TERI would constantly freshen up the curriculum of TERI SAS’s programmes and increase its societal relevance. This synergistic relationship would therefore further strengthen both the Institutes and increase their contribution to India and the world.

This relationship is enshrined in a memorandum of understanding between TERI SAS and TERI, wherein the two have agreed to share research infrastructure and undertake collaborative research programmes, joint studies and provide mutual support for seminars, symposia and conferences.

The purpose and vision for the University was further strengthened in 1999, when the University was granted “Deemed to be University” status by the University Grants Commission and notified vide the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education, Government of India, notification no. F.9-19/95-U-3 dated 5 October 1999.

Since its inception, the Deemed University offers not just world-class education, but also an environment that enables its students to develop fresh perspectives on their subjects of study. This includes regular interactions with researchers, scientists and academicians. The Deemed University’s first convocation was held on 16 October 2006, where 8 doctoral and 36 master’s degrees were awarded. Mr Nandan Nilekani, CEO and MD, Infosys Technologies, delivered the convocation address, stressing on sustainable development and incorporation of related concepts in higher education.

About the Program

Businesses across the globe are realizing the importance of integrating sustainability into business practices. Much of the pressure is coming in through various stakeholders, such as the customers, shareholders, and the government. This has created a need for managers in different sectors- public, private and not for profit, to maintain a balance between three pillars of sustainability i.e. people, planet and profit. The M.B.A. (Sustainability Management) at the TERI SAS equips students with acumen to lead in a resource-sensitive world amid increasing competition and concern for sustainable development. Different courses such as Principles and Concepts of Sustainability, Climate Change and Development, Sustainability Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategies for sustainable business, Business, Natural Ecosystems and Community, Accounting and Finance for Sustainability taught in the programme help the students recognize the need, challenges and ways to approach long-term viability of businesses through management and optimization of resources without compromising on profitability and competitiveness.

Program Specific Outcome

At the end of pursuing the MBA (Sustainability Management) program the students are expected achieve the following –

  • Ability to formulate, evaluate and implement crucial business strategies with core facets of Finance, Marketing and Sustainability;
  • Competence to make ethical business decisions with social and environmental consciousness;
  • Leadership and teamwork mastery of problem solving in a resource-sensitive world amid increasing competition;
  • Training in tools, techniques, and frameworks for developing critical thinking & communication skills;
  • Develop expertise to recognize the need, challenges and ways to approach for sustainable businesses through resource optimization without compromising on profitability and competitiveness;
  • Gain hands-on experience in applying business, economic, management, legal and sustainability concepts & practice along training in quantitative and qualitative methods of research.


4 July, 2022

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