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Sustainability Management School

28 Rue Mauverney Gland,
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Switzerland’s Sustainability Management School offers innovative undergraduate programs, master’s degrees and MBAs in business with an edge: sustainability.

Just a speedy 20-minute drive from Geneva, the Sustainability Management School teaches business in English within the context of responsible, sustainable development and values such as social responsibility, respect for the environment, sustainable living and diversity.

Innovative subject areas

The  Sustainability Management School offers BBA, MBA, and MAs in Management included in the programs are a wide range of subjects within sustainability management such as:

  • Green Economy
  • Sustainable innovation: energy, water and materials
  • Green marketing
  • International business and biodiversity
  • Responsible management
  • Green production
  • And many other equally fascinating fields

Explore courses here.

Excellent graduate employment rates

Sustainability Management School nurtures relationships with businesses to offer students as much hands-on experience as possible. 100% of SUMAS graduates are employed within 0-6 months!

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SUMAS Learning Center & Accommodations 

Our new learning center located directly across the Conservation Center & SUMAS Offices includes brand new on-campus fully furnished & serviced housing for students, a lecture hall and seminar classrooms with state-of-the-art technologies, a gym facility, a student lounge, and a sandwicherie.

Swiss Conservation Center & SUMAS Offices

SUMAS offices lie within the IUCN and WWF Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, which provides the perfect environment to study sustainability-related subjects. The state-of-the-art complex set a benchmark in sustainable construction, was the first in Europe to receive LEED Platinum certification and is certified MINERGIE ECO-P. The building also includes a library, conference rooms, cafeteria, an outdoor terrace, as well as a botanical garden. 

Extension Campus in Italy 

SUMAS has expanded to Italy with New Extension Campuses Swiss-based professors are streamed live from SUMAS main location to our extension campus, offering the latest conferencing technology to ensure interactive & challenging learning experiences. 

For more information, please contact:

Jaime Riera

Associate Director of Enrollment

[email protected]

COVID-19 Information:

•             What is the status of planned campus admission open days/tours? If these events are cancelled, are they being replaced in any way (i.e. by online alternatives)?
Campus tours are carried out following safety guidelines. In the case a candidate cannot attend a campus tour, we provide online webinars and virtual tours.

•             How can applicants contact the university about their application?
Please, send an email to [email protected]

•             How is the university handling applicants whose exams have been cancelled?
SUMAS will still accept students whose examinations have been cancelled based on previous and current transcripts, predicted grades and school/university certificates

•             What advice is the university offering to applicants unable to take an English-language test due to centers being closed?
This can be done at a later stage on an exceptional basis and we can still accept candidates.

•             How is the university supporting applicants whose visa applications have been delayed?
A late arrival on campus will be permitted due to delayed visa

•             Is the university still accepting applications? Are there any restrictions being placed on international applicants?
We are still accepting applications with no restrictions

•             How are applications for university accommodation being handled?
Our housing team is assisting all applicants with on campus housing options should they require it

•             Is the university making any changes to entry requirements (i.e. test results, required documents)?
The entry requirements remain the same except in cases where high school/university final exams have been cancelled where an exception can be made.

Undergraduate Programs

Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed an International Baccalaureate with a minimum score of 30 or a High School Diploma or any secondary education at an accredited institution with a minimum GPA OF 2.5. Students with final grades lower than IB 30 or GPA 2.5 can be accepted on probation depending on the results per subject.

For more information on our Entry Requirements click here

For more information on SUMAS Scholarship offerings, click here

Graduate Programs

Our university welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed a Bachelors degree. Once you have applied, our admissions team will be in contact with you for any further requirements.

For more information on our Graduate Entry Requirements click here.

For more information on SUMAS Graduate Scholarship offerings, click here

SUMAS Alumni are very diverse and international and come from all parts of the world. 

Student Testimonials

"The program has inspired me to inspect the industry from different perspectives, allowing me to think outside of the box while encountering issues in the realm of sustainable tourism."  -Chang Chin Hsieh- Master in Sustainable Tourism Management 2017, Intern RTM, Taiwan

"SUMAS MBA program represented for me an important boost to connect myself with the business world and to start creating my career." -Valentina Filia- MBA in Sustainability Management 2014, Project Costing Manager FGT, FST at Alstom Power, Switzerland

"Business leaders across the world are reconsidering the relationship between business, society, and the environment.  SUMAS has provided me with the with both a fundamental knowledge of sustainability and the opportunity to explore sustainability topics in-depth.  I am now better equipped to add value to all business stakeholders." -Leo Kyle- MBA in Finance & Responsible Investment 2016, Product Scheduling Intern at Shell Canada in Calgary, Alberta

Company Testimonials

"SUMAS’ students were very engaged and asked pertinent questions. They were eager to know more and incorporate this knowledge into their studies and future endeavors." -Virginie Helias- Sustainability Director at Procter & Gamble

"At Kellogg’s we see SUMAS as the best study environment for students interested in an innovative business education that integrates business with sustainable development." -Armando SantacesariaGeneral Manager Kellogg Northern Europe

"SUMAS is preparing the sustainability leaders of tomorrow as more and more business and non-profit organizations are recognizing the impact on the triple bottom line. I met eager students who want to engage in innovative careers, where they can make a difference in the world. I am sure they will succeed." -Nicole Voilllat- Group Sustainability Director for Bata Brands SA 

"SUMAS is a unique business school focused on sustainability, creating a great exchange between students coming worldwide and able to engage companies to share experiences and projects, stimulating a direct challenging learning experience." -Roberto Ciati- Scientific Relations and Sustainability Director at Barilla

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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