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The current global trade environment is posing challenges for responsible companies and organisations. Scarce resources, climate change, financial crises, demographic trends, technological advances and international supply chains demand new management models aimed at preserving competitiveness. Responsible and sustainable ways of doing business require an understanding of complex relationships – thinking out of the box – which in turn opens up new opportunities for managers.
The Sustainability and Responsible Management master programme leaves you ideally placed to meet such challenges. In 2014 the programme won the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy’s Sustainability Award in the teaching and curriculums category.
The University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna is a member of respACT – austrian business council for sustainable development and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The programme’s Academic Director Karin Huber-Heim is a member of the Austrian UN Global Compact Steering Committee. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a core element of the curriculum. You learn how to make the jump from theory to practice by means of a network of contacts to key stakeholders.
MIT Sloan School of Management’s international climate change negotiation simulation is also part of the master programme – it enables all participants to gain first-hand experience of and insight into the dynamics of negotiations with various stakeholder groups.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are an integral part of the curriculum. You learn how to make the transition from theory to practice and extend your network by forging new contacts to key stakeholders.
“A future-proof economy needs far-sighted managers with a sense of integrity. Our programme develops leaders who are able to manage the complexity and effects of global value chains as well as the demands of different stakeholders by adopting a responsible approach.”
“At the end of the day, financial markets are the channel through which resources are allocated to or withdrawn from companies and projects. Understanding and taking advantage of this is the idea behind sustainable investment.”