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Online MBA in Sustainable Development


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.

Historically, EUCLID grew out of the cooperation between several universities and the International Organization for Sustainable Development (IOSD) which was the original SD international organization (and which is now a EUCLID affiliated institute).

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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:

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Related program: the MSc (MSDD)

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)

(2) The "EUCLID MSc in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy (MSDD)

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:

EUCLID web updates: The current (responsive and mobile-friendly) page to obtain full program information can be found at:


Note: For information about EUCLID as an institution, including Participating States, scholarship programs, inter-institutional agreements and accreditation, please visit this page.


Open and continuous enrollment is active.

Tuition | EUCLID's commitment to affordability and transparency

As a public non-profit institution, EUCLID is able to offer affordable, low-tuition programs. The total tuition for this program, based on 36 USCH, is:

USD Zone: USD 850 (Admission Fee) + (36 credits) x 145 (per credit) = USD 6,070

Please contact EUCLID admissions for current Eurozone tuition.

Partial scholarships are available for ECOWAS residents.


This is the official MBASD brochure for the current academic cycle.

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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

Admission Requirements

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):

Course Name
US Credits
-ACA-401 International Academic and Professional Paper Writing
-TPH-499 Argumentation and Critical Thinking
-MBA-ECO Economics Module
-MBA-MGMT MBA Essentials: Management
-SD-300 Culture and Global Change
-ECO-400 The Economist Review
-SD-200 Sustainable Development Fundamentals
-SD-440 Ecological Economics
-ECO-DEV Economic Development
-SD-450 Africa’s Economic Development
-DIP-406A International Organizations I
Total Credit Hours (US):

Elective Courses:

Course Name
US Credits
-BCOM-252 Writing and Speaking at Work
-DIP-606 Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis
-FIN-249 Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager
-FIN-IS1 Introduction of Islamic Finance
-LAW-INT1 International Law and Treaty Law (1)
-SD-500 Microfinance and Microcredit
-TBUS-547 Business Statistics
-TBUS-561 Business Law: Contracts
-DIP-401 Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
-DIP-801 Introduction to the UN System
-ECO-640 World Bank Group and IMF
-ECO-880 Intermediate Public Economics
-ECO-844 World Economic Outlook
-ECO-890 Professional Journal Reviews
-LAN-400 Second Language Requirements


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.


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EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide |Euclid University):

A treaty-based organization with international liaison and representative offices in New York / Washington DC, Geneva, Brussels, Berlin

International Headquarters: Banjul, The Gambia; Bangui, C.A.R.

Email: [email protected] | Find us on Google+

Institutional High Steward: President Faustin Touadéra, PhD (Mathematics; Lille, France)

Diplomatic and Academic High Steward: Ambassador Juan Avila, PhD (Education; Fordham, USA)


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