International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) The MBA program is designed for international students with professional experience who wish to develop their management skills. The program offers academic, interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange and deals with the management of corporate social responsibility and non-governmental organisations (CSR & NGO). Students of the MBA program will learn how to promote sustainability within a non-governmental organisation or a CSR department.
Quick facts about our MBA Program: • full-time (3 sem.) or part-time (5 sem.) studies possible • weekend classes only (Fridays and Saturdays) • perfectly compatible with job and family • 1 full introductory week (start of 1st semester) • 1 full week of intensive seminar (start of 3rd semester) • 100 % english taught lectures (no German language skills required) • highly international and diverse study groups • Lecturers and experts from science and practice • AQAS Accredited MBA program
Start of course: Annually, in September Application deadlines: 30 April (if visa required), 31 July (if no visa required)
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Many developed-country governments see a fundamental role for the private sector in advancing the sustainable development agenda (SDGs). Others are more skeptical and prefer companies to focus on doing their core business responsibly. Development partnerships with private businesses remain controversial. This course seeks to increase the participants’ understanding of the multifaceted and complex relationships between governments, private sector and civil society. It equips participants with the knowledge and tools required for an effective interaction between private sector organizations and development actors, and to assess both opportunities and risks of such cooperation. Further, the course enables participants to contribute to policy debates on the role of private sector actors in development.
Key Topics - Introduction to the Corporate Social Responsibility debate - Voluntary governance regimes (labels, codes, guidelines) and development: theory of change and effectiveness of soft law approaches - Public-Private Partnerships: introducing concepts and taking stock of experience - Private sector strategies from selected development organizations - Engaging with the private sector: how to design and manage partnerships