Our rapidly changing world needs young professionals who have a deep understanding of the global developments around the new economy, sustainable business and business transition. In one year, you become a responsible global professional and a business transition expert. Prepare for an amazing journey with real clients, challenges from the work field, top researchers and passionate fellow young professionals.

Why study at HU?

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The state-of-the-art and future-oriented Master Sustainable Business Transition (SBT) trains you, as the business professional of tomorrow, to work in the new economy. Learn about sustainable change, creativity and technology. Become a transition expert and system thinker who tackles complex problems in the work field. Develop sustainable business models, reflect on the ethical impact of technologies, and work with clients on real-life cases. As a transition expert, you help companies innovate in a way that benefits the community and the world.

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Visit the Master's programme in Utrecht on 11 June from 2 to 5 pm. You'll get an up-close-and-personal look of the programme with actual lessons and inspirational sessions.

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Start September
Application Deadline Non-EU students living outside the Netherlands who require immigration/visa services from HU: 31 May

Students with an EU/EEA nationality living outside the Netherlands. Students requiring a change of residence purpose. Students with a residence permit for study purposes currently enrolled at another educational institution: 1 August

Students living in the Netherlands who don't require immigration/visa services from HU: 31 August
Study investment Around 40 hours per week: 20 contact hours and 20 hours of self-study.
Your tuition fee at HU depends on a number of factors, for example your nationality. Want to know which fee applies to you? Check the tuition fee calculator.
Programme level Master of Science (MSc)
Location Heidelberglaan 15 Utrecht
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Croho-name M Sustainable Business Transition
Croho-code 49401
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During the programme

Sustainable solutions and business savviness

Learn all about circular and inclusive business development, creative innovation and ethical technological implementation during the unique curriculum of Sustainable Business Transition. Work on innovative challenges with leading companies and become a transition expert.

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After your graduation

Become a leading global professional and innovator

Our interdisciplinary curriculum prepares you to work as a transition expert with an innovative, sustainable and creative mindset. Job titles include Chief Sustainability Officer and Sustainable Design Thinker.

Online open evenings

Do you want some personal advice? Meet us online between 28 May and 7 June.

How to apply

Can’t wait to start? Find out which steps you need to take.

Admission requirements Master Sustainable Business Transition

If you want to start with the Master SBT, you need to have a Bachelor’s degree in the economic domain. Do you have an accredited Bachelor's degree from a different domain? Then you need at least 60 credits in courses taken in the economic domain, such as business, entrepreneurship and/or management.

If English is not your native language, you must provide a result from an internationally recognised test of English.

What's your tuition fee?

Use our tuition fee calculator to find out what you will be paying.

Does this programme suit you?

  • Sustainable business

    You have a passion for sustainable business, and want to make a difference in companies.

  • Creativity

    You can think outside the box, and want to work in a future-oriented way.

  • Global perspective

    Working in an international classroom and professional field is your ambition

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Request personal advice

Do you have any questions and want to speak with us? Please contact us via mastersbt@hu.nl and we'll gladly schedule a (online) meeting with you.

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"My aim in this master is to gain thorough expertise on very different sustainability related topics."

Katja (26) Germany
Portret of Milan Corporaal

"I did not know what that meant; what is ‘being sustainable’ and how can I help change the world?"

Milan (24) Netherlands
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