EUCLID’s online MBA in Sustainable Development was ranked #1 (of the 23 world's best) for a good reason: it is offered by an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate and specialized expertise in sustainable development.
It is therefore only MBA program in the field of sustainability organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by senior civil servants over 4 continents. It is also highly relevant to managers and executives working for global companies and organizations.
EUCLID’s MBA/SD offer a strong MBA core capped with high-level courses covering economic development, sustainability, ecological economics, UN sustainable development goals, etc.
Graduate can expect to complete the program transformed and enhanced in their ability to make a difference in global sustainability.
Please note that the most current and mobile-friendly information page for this program can be found at:
EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public two high-level external (distance or online) degree program dealing with sustainable development:
(1) The "EUCLID MBA in Sustainable Development (this page)
This MBA, to date, is the only Master's degree program in this field offered by an international intergovernmental organization. Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified global leaders and civil servants.
Please note that EUCLID also maintains a web site dedicated to its specialized MBA programs, at:
Partial scholarships are available for ECOWAS residents.
This is the official MBASD brochure for the current academic cycle.
This MBA program begins with providing a best-of-class MBA core which will equip the students with practical yet academically sound knowledge in economics and management.
The MBA curriculum goes on to provide a progression of courses covering ecological economics (with case studies), sustainable economic studies, and economics development (including the authoritative Todaro textbook).
This EUCLID MBA focuses on applicable professional knowledge and skills rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake. Also, sustainable economic development is considered from a Global South angle as well as from major Western/OECD sources.
This is a program that is also used by civil servants working for EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, NGOs, global corporations and international organizations.
Within certain parameters, the curriculum is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development in Africa
Small islands issues
Culture and Development
Islamic Economics and Finance.
Below: A short video discussing careers in Sustainable Development
Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field obtained from an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook / database. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered
Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program.
Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.
Students are expected to be in position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.
Curriculum / Program Courses or "Roadmap"
EUCLID Online MBA in Sustainable Development courses (from EUCLID database):
EUCLID + IOSD = SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE
Photo above: Ms Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; with Pr Faustin-Archange TOUADERA, President of the Central African Republic and EUCLID’s High Steward.