“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

Every September

Pre-course work starts in mid-September and the first course module takes place in early October

Start time

Across Switzerland in inspiring places

The learning space is critical to learning and we take you to the ImpactHUB, to a monastery, a mountain resort, the center of St. Gallen and much more!

Locations

Diploma of Advanced Studies IWÖ-HSG

The Diploma represents 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 

Select business schools recognize it as their MBA specialization. 

Degree & credits

The program costs CHF 18'000

 

Course material, location expenses and lunches are included. Individual travel expenses to the locations, overnight stay and dinners are not included. No scholarships or discounts available.

Fee

10 months part-time

 

Consisting of 13 modules of 2-days, taught in 7 sessions of 2 days and 3 sessions of 4 days

Duration

Friday-Saturday or Thursday-Sunday

There are 10 sessions every 3-weeks from October to mid June. In early October, mid December and end of March there are three 4-day modules. All other modules are 2-days.

Schedule

620 hours in total

13 modules with 15.5 hours in-class and 10 modules with 20 hours of individual pre- and post-course work

Plus 250 hours for the consulting project 

Study time

Companies pay CHF 24'000 / project

If the program takes on a project you propose at your company, you will receive a CHF 6'000 discount to your fee.

We are glad to discuss if your project meets our strategic sustainability requirements. 

Consulting project

From Teaching to Learning - A new way of learning

 

Learning for a sustainable world and a future worth living

The program combines knowledge transfer with interactive, action-oriented learning and a focus on personal development.

​​3 Learning Perspectives

 

Rather than looking at sustainability from the business perspective alone, the program approaches sustainability from three different perspectives:

  • Global challenges – understanding the sustainability challenges we, as a global community are facing today and in the coming decades

  • Strategic implications – evaluating how business can contribute to resolve them through innovative strategies

  • Business impact – translating sustainability strategies across business functions

3 Learning dimensions

  • Subject competence – Exposure to the best current knowledge in the global and business sustainability fields provides the foundation for understanding and managing the sustainability challenges.

  • Leading change skills – Implementation and change management skills are critical to bring sustainability to business. To ensure this, the “Leading Change” dimension forms an integral part of the program.

  • Project experience – Sustainability projects are conducted in a collaborative work space and form the backbone of the program. These projects are conducted in collaboration with companies, communities or NGOs. Learning across the program is applied to these projects step-by-step. They qualify participants as professionals in sustainable business.

Module Overview

  1   The Big Picture of Sustainability Challenges

  2   Leading Change I: Introduction and Framing

  3   Best Practices in Sustainability Strategies

  4   The Business Case: Sustainability Tools

  5   Leading Change II: Developing & Deepening

  6   Responsible Leadership & Global Stakeholders

  7   Sustainability Marketing & Communications

  8   Making Supply Chains Sustainable

9    Measuring Sustainability Performance   

 10  Leading Change III: Understanding & Applying

 11  Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing

 12  Social Entrepreneurship / Co-Creating Sustainability Initiatives

 13  Leading Change IV & Final Project Presentations

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© 2019 DAS.education, the Diploma is provided by the Institute for Business Sustainability located in Luzern, Switzerland and endorsed by the Mission Possible Foundation and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).