The focus of the Master programme in Managing Sustainability and Systems Change (MaSS) is on co-creating a multidimensional approach towards ecological, economic, and social sustainability in business and society, leading to both personal and collective growth and a strong sustainability orientation. Motivation, Passion and Transformation are in key roles as we seek the Sustainability Mindset that enables us to face complex challenges of sustainability. A new mindset works with both inner incentives (human consciousness) and outer incentives (the real nature of sustainability in development).
The Master programme (MaSS) responds also to the increasing need to improve well-being at work in times of disruption.
What is your motivation to foster sustainability, systems change and creativity? Do you seek skills to handle the challenges of green transition, circular economy, ethical decision-making, and transformative learning in yourself, your organisation and society?
The Master programme (MaSS) gives a multidimensional picture of sustainability transitions and the corresponding leadership and development tasks to strengthen the students’ sustainability competencies and help them respond to the uncertainties and rapidly changing parameters in business and work life. The foundation of the program is to help gain a holistic understanding of challenges that are systemic in nature. Through creative collaboration with fellow students and the work life, students develop their ability to work with wicked challenges in the context of transformation towards a more sustainable, circular and holistic mode of operation.
When the operating environment changes and the future is difficult to predict, traditional linear management models are not able to respond to new situations. The Master programme (MaSS) trains managers and developers who are tolerant of uncertainty, adapt to rapid changes and are sensitive to their fellow human and non-human surroundings. The programme advances future orientation of people, business and society by implementing newest knowledge on skills and competencies needed for transforming organisations and society.
The mission of the programme is to equip professionals with competencies and capacities needed to develop sustainable goals and activities in complex environments.
The Master programme (MaSS) is for anyone who is interested in learning and co-creating tools for tackling wicked challenges and changing the way in which we do things. Current leadership and development practices have limits to what they can do to contribute to a sustainability agenda as well as to workers’ everyday well being. New types of leadership and learning capacities are needed to advance systemic transformation in organisations, innovation ecosystems and society at large.
Orientation activities for MaSS-students are organized in August and studies begin in September.
MaSS-education in the news:
Educating Sustainable Change Experts
Now it is the time for changemakers - new Master's programme starting in Lapland UAS
The new Master programme (MaSS) from UAS Journal 3/2022 (sorry, article available in Finnish only!)