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Private Master's Degree in Sustainability, Circular Economy and ESG Madrid

Specialise in the sustainability aspect of a company’s different functional branches.

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Master in Sustainability

The Master’s Degree in Sustainability, Circular Economy and ESG is aimed at people with an interest in sustainable business management, the social and environmental impact that organisations have and how they handle environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

In its report titled ‘Jobs in Sustainability and Environment’ (Empleo en sostenibilidad y medio ambiente), Spanish job site Infoempleo reveals how job opportunities related to sustainability and environment are on the rise, and will continue to increase significantly over the next few years. The green economy provides jobs to more than half a million people in our country, representing 2.5% of total jobs. This figure is expected to double in the next ten years, providing up to 1.7 million new jobs.

ESG criteria are becoming increasingly important for investors and, as a result, for company managers and executives. These criteria focus on three factors:

  • Environmental: the impact of the business’ activity on the environment and what it does to mitigate it.
  • Social: the impact that the company has on its local community.
  • Governance: corporate governance within the company.
Alcobendas 60 ECTS
Start: 18 oct. 2024 Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
9 months School of Social Sciences and Communication.
Private degree

Why study this Private Master's Degree in Sustainability, Circular Economy and ESG?

Sustainability-focused curriculum
  • Climate change and other environmental issues.
  • 2030 Agenda and SDGs (sustainable development goals and objectives).
  • Sustainability and business strategy.
  • Green finance, sustainable production and circular economy.
  • Corporate governance and transparency.
A unique master’s degree
  • Receive training in an area that is becoming increasingly relevant in business management and administration.
  • Acquire the knowledge needed to understand the challenges and opportunities that the climate crisis poses for businesses.
  • Prepare yourself to help your company meet the new standards on transparency in relation to environmental, social and governance.
  • Learn about the most relevant aspects of the next financial revolution: sustainable finance.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the strategic importance of ESG factors in companies.
Accelerate your career

This Master's Degree in Sustainability, Circular Economy and ESG offers a solid education in a specific area of business—the management of ESG factors—which is rapidly gaining more importance due to greater regulation in this area and society’s demand for companies to be governed sustainably. A core tenet of this method of governance is the social and environmental impact of business activities.

Following a study of these impacts, we then tackle how to manage them from a double materiality perspective: how the environment affects businesses and how their activity, in turn, affects the environment. In addition to studying each of the ESG factors separately, the master's degree analyses how businesses can incorporate and manage all three.

The circular economy is gaining traction as a tool for meeting these standards, with more and more companies applying it to their business.

What makes this Private Master's Degree in Circular Economy, Sustainability and ESG different?

Advanced, specialist, multidisciplinary education

You will gain specialist knowledge in an area currently experiencing a boom both in Spain and internationally, which is having an increasing impact on both companies and investment decisions.


Updated based on the needs of the market. You will receive practical, project-based training, with the final master's project being a key element.


Comprised of active professionals who will convey the real needs of the industry.

Compatible timetable

You will be able to combine this course with your day job, with classes taught in the afternoons from Monday to Thursday.

International Master's Degree

The "ESG revolution" is, by its very nature, international, as it is a direct consequence of globalisation and internationalisation.

Applicable in any EU country

The legislation in this field is mainly European, so the knowledge acquired in this area applies to all EU countries.

Boost your career by studying in Spain!

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Study plan

  • Introduction to ESG systematics
  • The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs
  • The EU's ESG policies
  • The European Green Pact
  • Sustainability reporting directives
  • The European taxonomy of sustainability
  • Introduction to environmental sciences
  • Climate change: causes and effects
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Pollution and waste
  • Other environmental problems
  • Responsible investment in agriculture and energy
  • Introduction to environmental economics
  • Economic instruments for environmental protection
  • Business and environment: dual materiality
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Carbon dioxide emission allowance markets
  • Environmental innovation
  • Risk management in financial companies
  • Environmental risk and financial risk (credit, market, operational)
  • Sustainable investment
  • Sustainable financial products
  • Macro-regulatory and institutional investments
  • Compliance
  • Introduction to the circular economy
  • Circular Economy II - legal framework, trends & innovation
  • Supply chain management
  • Efficient logistics
  • Digitisation of the supply chain
  • Sustainable labelling
  • Company and society: dual materiality
  • Social impact of business in the global environment
  • Sustainable human resources management
  • Social indicators
  • Stakeholder management
  • Social entrepreneurship and new business models
  • Legal framework for corporate governance
  • Management of NPOs
  • Governance risks and opportunities
  • Governance indicators
  • Transparency in ESG reporting: disclosure obligations
  • The ESRS, ISSB & GRI standards
  • Marketing strategy for sustainable organisations
  • Market analysis and segmentation
  • Entry and growth strategies
  • Responsible communication
  • The interna.onal sustainability & ESG rankings
  • Omni-channel reputa.on management
  • Sustainability and business strategy
  • Strategy in uncertain environments
  • Systematic thinking for sustainability
  • Certifications and accreditations...ISO26000, EITI, B-Corp
  • Sustainable leadership and change management
  • Transition models


  • Labour market
    The circular economy will generate 24 million jobs in 2030 globally, according to the International Labour Organization. Its report ‘Impacts of circular economy policies on the labour market’ estimates that by 2030, the annual growth of employment related to circular economy will be 0.3%, amounting to around 700,000 new jobs.
  • Profile in high demand
    In the coming years, companies will need more professionals who are trained in this area, as EU legislation is expanding on its ESG transparency requirements, while the number of companies that have the obligation to provide ESG information is increasing. This transparency will mean that consumers will be made aware of the environmental and social impacts of companies, compelling them to include ESG factors in their strategies and day-to-day management.

Student profile for the Master’s Degree in ESG, Sustainability and Circular Economy

These graduates will be able to work in areas such as:

Entry profile

The Master's Degree is aimed at students with the following entry profile:

  • MBA graduates.

  • Economics graduates.

  • International business graduates.

  • Business analytics graduates.

  • Environmental science graduates.

  • Law graduates.

  • Engineers (public works, organisation, industrial and similar).

  • Graduates with accredited work/professional experience in the field.

Career opportunities

After completing this Master's Degree you will be ready to work as:

  • Sustainability/ESG consultant.

  • Sustainability analyst.

  • Sustainability/ESG auditor.

  • Climate change consultant.

  • Supply chain and sustainability technician.

  • Sustainable finance analyst/consultant.


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We want to help you. If you want to study at the Universidad Europea, you will have at your disposal a wide selection of own and official scholarships.

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As part of its strategy, the University has an internal quality plan whose objective is to promote a culture of quality and continuous improvement, and which allows it to face future challenges with the maximum guarantee of success. In this way, it is committed to promoting the achievement of external recognitions and accreditations, both nationally and internationally; the measurement and analysis of results; simplification in management; and the relationship with the external regulator.