Master’s Programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

60 credits

  • Period : 2022-August-29 until 2023-June-04
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
  • Programme syllabus: Download

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Lead change that creates successful organisations that contribute to the sustainable development of society.

An education for change
This one-year Master’s programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability aims to educate leaders capable of supporting the sustainable development of society in a way that strengthens their own organisation. You study how you can contribute to sustainable development by enabling change in complex systems.

The programme is built around two themes – strategic sustainable development and leading in complexity. You study how to use scientifically founded methodology to contribute to sustainable development by enabling change in complex systems.

Strategic sustainable development
You immerse yourself in how to support a transition to global sustainability through economically beneficial development of products, systems, organisations and communities. You learn about challenges, opportunities and methodology for strategic sustainable development.

Leadership in complexity
You study how to manage complexity and effectively enable change. You explore the complexity and its issues within social change and in your own leadership. You learn methodology to be able to lead collaborations that provide an attractive and sustainable future.

The programme consists of 60 credits and leads to a Master’s degree.

To fulfil the programme requirements regarding work experience, you must attach an employer certificate (in Swedish or English). Please find a template certificate here.

The tuition fee is SEK 60,000 per semester. One semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. EU/EEA citizens are not required to pay fees.


Additional information at the Department’s page

Note! The course list is tentative. See the programme syllabus for an established course list.

Courses autumn semester 2022

, 12,5 credits

, 10 credits

, 5 credits

, 5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses spring semester 2023

, 20 credits

The Master’s Programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) has hosted more than 800 students from more than 90 countries, with great diversity also regarding age, gender, personalities, educational backgrounds and professional backgrounds. This tightly-nit community constitutes an utterly dedicated, competent, and unstoppable global ‘sustainability virus’, which gives me great hope for a better world. I am very proud of being part of the co-creation of this ‘force of nature’ and I welcome you to join our global MSLS-family.

Göran Broman

Professor Göran Broman, one of the programme founders


Person som cyklar i en stadskärnaThe research focuses on methodology support for companies, municipalities and other organisations that want to work strategically with sustainable development, i.e. organisations that want to contribute to society’s transition to sustainability in a way that strengthens the individual organisation.

Learn more about our research in strategic sustainable development


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Merlina Missimer

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On BTH’s main campus in Karlskrona, you will find our programmes and courses in engineering, IT, spatial planning, industrial economics and health sciences.


Campus Karlskrona is located right next to the water, and there is even a swimming jetty 50 meters from the lecture halls. From the modern library’s study areas, you have a nice view of the sea and outside there are exercise trails that take you through the woods and along the beach.


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