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Study Business, Ethics and Sustainability – all in one programme

Are you interested in finding solutions to social, organisational, and environmental challenges? Then our new Bachelor’s Programme in Business, Ethics and Sustainability could be something for you. Applications deadline for the autumn 2021 is 15 January.

The programme is a collaboration between Stockholm Business School, Stockholm Resilience Center and the Department of Philosophy.

'It is taught in its entirety in English, and we very much welcome international applicants', Erik Angner, Professor of Practical Philosophy, says. 

He explains that students will rotate through Stockholm Business School, the Resilience Center and the Department of Philosophy, and then complete a final project at Stockholm Business School. 

Each stage will help students develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the problems facing humankind – but also of the solutions offered by public and private sectors

Professor Erik Angner

'Each stage will help students develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the problems facing humankind – but also of the solutions offered by public and private sectors.'

A unique programme

His colleague Anselm Schneider, Assistant Professor at Stockholm Business School, describes the BES programme as unique, since it combines the expertise from different faculties in order to enable students to analyse sustainability problems in depth from different relevant perspectives: business, ethics, and sustainability science.

'Tackling sustainability problems is an inherently interdisciplinary challenge', he says. 'Sustainability problems – such as climate change or poverty – raise ecological and economic questions, but also questions about fairness. Solutions to sustainability problems cannot be developed separately. Instead, the related questions need to be understood in a holistic way in order to develop comprehensive and truly sustainable solutions.'

Aerial view over Stockholm and Frescati. Photo: Sören Andersson
Photo: Sören Andersson

Different aspects of sustainability

According to Anselm Schneider there are many potential benefits for students studying this programme.

The demand for employees with a solid understanding of the complex interrelationships between the different aspects of sustainability is already huge

Assistant Professor Anselm Schneider

'Sustainability-related problems are on top of the agendas of business firms, governments and civil society organizations', he points out. 'The demand for employees with a solid understanding of the complex interrelationships between the different aspects of sustainability is already huge, and is likely to increase further.

We are confident that the graduates of the BES programme will during their studies gain a comprehensive knowledge on the different aspects of sustainability, and also an understanding of the complex interplay of the different aspects of sustainability problems and sustainable solutions to these problems.'

Apply to the BES programme

Applications are open until 15 January for international students. You can read more and apply through the following link.

Please note that applications reopen for national students between 15 March and 15 April.

Bachelor’s Programme in Business, Ethics and Sustainability