MSc in Sustainability and Innovation Management

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Master of Science (MSc)
Required: Bachelor’s degree
16-month program
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The protection of our planet and advancing in sustainability are globally recognized challenges for the 21st century, calling for a solid commitment to change by governments, companies, and civil society.

All industry sectors shall report their environmental and social impacts and create responsible supply chains in their highly internationalized operations.

The Master in Sustainability and Innovation Management equips students with the knowledge and skills to manage this change. It offers a broad portfolio of courses to face the sustainability transition and lead a wave of innovation and economic growth that safeguards our planet.

The 16-month program aims to combine the capability of strategic vision on sustainability with understanding the role of technology and innovation in sustainable business. In particular, the program focuses on environmental, energy, and mobility technologies.

This Master of Science will enable students to develop strategic practices and mindsets to identify and size the actions organizations could take to act as catalysts of effective change.


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Candidate Profile

  • This program is designed for individuals who aspire to forge a successful career in consulting, managerial roles, or entrepreneurship focused on technology, innovation, and sustainability.
  • Graduate students who have received a scientific education seek to complement their academic journey with a master’s degree in management.
  • Additionally, the master’s program is well-suited for young professionals with 1 to 3 years of work experience in consulting, management, communication, entrepreneurship, or sustainability. It allows these professionals to pivot their careers toward driving sustainable development and transformative changes within businesses.

Our Master of Science in Sustainability and Innovation Management aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable practices and innovative solutions to address global challenges.

An entire module has been designed to offer students the opportunity to explore topics related to sustainability and innovation with a scientific approach. During this module, named “Innovation for Sustainability“, students will delve deeply into the following themes:

  • Minimizing Tech Impacts with Sustainable IT
  • Transformative Smart City Technologies
  • Sustainable Transport and Mobility
  • Transformation of Energy Production and Consumption

This module will be taught by professors from the Energy and Environment Department of ECE, one of France’s most prestigious engineering schools. ECE is distinguished by its commitment to innovative and forward-looking disciplines, providing students with a cutting-edge educational experience.


Program Highlights

  • Career workshops
  • Conferences, seminars, guest speakers
  • Internships in companies in Monaco and abroad
  • Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge
  • Collaboration for projects with IUM partners
  • Experiential learning
  • Capstone projects

MSc in Sustainability and Innovation Management in Brief

As a graduate, you will be able to:

  • Drive projects and develop innovative processes related to sustainable development.
  • Develop your entrepreneurial activity by integrating the latest technologies, tools, and vision to place sustainability at the center of your business.
  • Manage complex issues that require the ability to operate at both national and international levels.
  • Engage in business consulting.
  • Apply the principles of sustainable development to solve organizational, social, and environmental problems.

Expected Job Perspectives

CSR/Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability Manager, Sustainability Entrepreneur, Sustainability Business Incubator, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Sustainability Analyst, Engagement and Impact Specialist.

Is sustainability a good career choice?

The MSc in Sustainable Development and Innovation Management offered by the IUM is aimed at curious and daring students interested in the environmental and social challenges of the energy transition. Thanks to this program, you will learn to support and advise companies in their various transformations. If you’re resilient, willing to pursue a meaningful career abroad, and ready to take on the fascinating challenges of a fast-changing world, join our MSc and develop your expertise in an ultra-dynamic environment.

Are internships possible during the MSc in Sustainability and Innovation Management?

The MSc Sustainability is a rich and exciting course that will enable you to acquire essential theoretical knowledge. It is also a professionally-oriented course during which you can gain valuable experience thanks to the compulsory end-of-studies internship. Lasting from 4 to 6 months, it can be done in Monaco or anywhere else in the world and is the perfect opportunity for you to apply your skills to real-life situations.

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Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge

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Which careers can you consider after completing IUM’s MSc in Sustainability and Innovation Management?

UM‘s MSc in Sustainability and Innovation Management prepares you for a wide range of careers related to the energy transition, such as: 

  • CSR/Sustainability Consultant
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Entrepreneur
  • Sustainability Business Incubator
  • Diversity and Inclusion Manager
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Engagement and Impact Specialist


Joining a Master’s program in Sustainability and Innovation Management in Monaco offers several unique advantages:

Monaco is a hub for sustainable business and innovation, with a thriving community of sustainability-focused organizations, startups and multinational companies. This provides students with ample opportunities for real-world learning experiences and networking.
Relevant and Up-to-Date Curriculum
The curriculum is designed to keep pace with the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in sustainability and innovation management, ensuring that students receive relevant and practical education.
International Environment
Monaco is an international hub, attracting students and professionals from around the world, creating a diverse and multicultural learning environment.
Focus on Practical Application
The program in Monaco is designed with a focus on practical application, providing students with hands-on experience through case studies, project work and internships with leading sustainability organizations.
Multidisciplinary Approach
The program combines knowledge from several disciplines such as business, sustainability, and technology, which provides a holistic understanding of the challenges and solutions for creating sustainable businesses.
Access to Experts
The program in Monaco attracts top-notch faculty, practitioners, and industry experts, providing students with the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of sustainability and innovation management.
High-quality Education
Monaco is renowned for its high-quality education system, providing students with a comprehensive and rigorous education in sustainability and innovation management.
Networking Opportunities
Monaco is a hub for sustainability-focused events, conferences and networking opportunities, providing students with ample opportunities to build valuable connections with professionals in the field.
Personal Growth
The program provides opportunities for personal growth, as students are exposed to new ideas, perspectives, and innovative solutions for sustainability challenges.

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This program will enable students to develop strategic practices and mindsets to achieve sustainable impact in practice and become effective change agents. 


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Admissions and Fees

We strive to select a diverse student body, one that not only reflects a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities but a wide range of personal interests and professional ambitions. we seek applicants with high potential from all over the world who wish to share their talent and dreams with their community.

Admission Criteria

  • A 3 or 4-year university degree
  • Proof of English proficiency

What level of English is required to enter that course?

IUM’s MSc in Sustainability & Innovation Management is taught entirely in English. One of the following scores is required in English in order to apply to this course: 

  • IELTS 6.0 (CEFR B2 level)
  • TOEFL: 79
  • Cambridge: CAE

Upload the required documents

  • Letter of motivation
  • University degrees and official transcripts
  • CV
  • Passport or ID card photocopy
  • ID picture
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge)
  • 80€ application fees
  • Letter of recommendation is not mandatory


  • Face to face
  • Phone interview
  • Video call
    The Admission jury meets once per month.


Prices below are for information only and apply to the academic year 2024-25.

Full program tuition: 24,650€.

In addition, all students pay the annual Student Association Fee of 190€, and the IUM for Life Fee of 650€ that gives lifelong access to Alumni services.


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Updated 8 July 2024