Top 5 Reasons to Study Msc International Sustainable Business at Cork University Business School

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Applications are now open for a new Postgraduate programme in International Sustainable Business available at Cork University Business School within the College of Business and Law in University College Cork.

The MSc International Sustainable Business will commence in September 2024 and is offered on a 1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time capacity.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should study this programme:

  1. This programme is the first of its kind in Ireland –With its emphasis on sustainability the programme is one of the first of its kind in Ireland and is an excellent opportunity for students who want to complement their degree with business skills, broadening their skillset in a way that adds value to global organisations and those who are interested in developing innovative sustainability strategies.
  2. Excellent employment opportunities – The course provides excellent employment opportunities at home and abroad. It is a growing area where there are skill shortages and a high demand for graduates.  Graduates can pursue challenging careers in private/public sectors, NGOs, research institutes, in education and so much more.
  3. Creates business ready graduates – Skills developed on the MSc course include: leadership, organisational, interpersonal, change management, team-working and negotiating skills. As well as this, Students gain competencies in sustainable business practices which are vital in sustainable conscious organisations.
  4. You can direct your own learning based on your research interests and career aspirations – Students can choose between two pathways one emphasising internationalisation and responsible business leadership and another one equipping students to lead in the development of sustainable business models to meet SDG goals and the climate change agenda. The choice is yours.
  5. Extensive industry engagement – For example, the challenges for international sustainable business reports undertaken by students in Semester 3 are developed in conjunction with industry where industry stakeholders are invited to UCC to explain the challenges to the students.  This along with site visits and invited contributions from senior professionals and leaders in Global business are among the many ways students engage can with industry during the programme.

Learn about MSc International Sustainable Business here

About Cork University Business School

Cork University Business School (CUBS), UCC is Ireland’s largest business school, we produce 1,000 graduates annually, many of whom go on to reach the highest echelons of organisations across the world and create real world impact. Adopting a research led and practice informed approach, CUBS offers a high-quality student learning environment that delivers talent pipelines to transform the future of organisations regionally, nationally and internationally.


With a proud heritage dating back over a century, business education in UCC is undergoing a rebirth since our unprecedented investment in 16 new professors to launch the business school in 2015. Committed to lifelong learning and building on our successful, AMBA accredited, Executive MBA, we acquired the FT ranked Irish Management Institute in 2016, Ireland’s largest provider of executive education, strengthening UCC’s position as a provider of whole-life learning, development, and education.

Leading on our theme “Shaping leaders for a sustainable future”, CUBS offers a fresh and bold ambition to be globally recognised for attracting, nurturing and channeling diverse talent to deliver sustainable, productive organisations which contribute positively to societal health and well-being. Seeking to attract and develop the best globally, we continually strive to offer a world-class faculty that will build our academic excellence while also reinforcing our relevance by engaging in cutting-edge research. Indicative of our bold ambition to provide a world-class educational experience, we are investing in our new business campus in Cork city centre.

Our focus is on positively shaping the world in which we live to serve future generations and transform the future of business and society. This stems from the values and skills we seek to impart in our students and the innovative research undertaken. With UCC ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide we have ambitions to become a Triple Crown Accredited Business School, currently a ‘club’ of less than 100 schools. With highly ambitious staff and students, CUBS seeks to take its place among the leading business schools of the world. In sum, we seek to make a positive difference in individuals, business and society


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