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Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Take the Leap - Go to Sweden for Year
Five years ago I took a bit of a chance and attended the Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) program at the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Karlskrona, Sweden. The program was just in its second year and largely an unknown, but I knew from how a friend in the first class described the program, that the odds were good it would be worthwhile. It far surpassed my most optimistic expectations.
BTH now offers two groundbreaking Master's programmes. These programmes come with the great opportunity of being free for all EU/EEA and Swiss citizens, and compared to tuition in the US, the international fees are very reasonable (around $10,000 per year).
The network of graduates from this program is out in the field, all over the world, doing incredible things to move society towards sustainability. We're a tight-knit group, actively supporting each other in our work, and there are few places in the world that I can't find a place to stay through the alumni network.
Anyone interested in sustainability, who is ready to take a leap and bring their leadership to the next level should absolutely apply to one of these programs. Applications open on the 1st of December 2010 and close 17th January 2011. The process is straight-forward and online:www.bth.se/sustainability
BTH is a top ranked sustainability research and education institution currently recruiting bright, early – mid career professionals for their cutting-edge Master's programmes.
MSLS explores the baseline science of strategic sustainable development coupled with the skills required for organizational change. The programme produces graduates who can deliver organizational leadership for strategic change towards sustainability.
MSPI enables students to design and innovate for positive socio-ecological impacts of products, services, and product-service systems throughout their life-cycles. This programme produces graduates who can deliver outcomes that meet user needs while generating competitive advantages in the expanding sustainability-driven market.
The Swedish state kindly pays for tuition fees for these Master’s programmes for European students and courses are taught in English. BTH is located in the beautiful coastal city of Karlskrona, a UNESCO world heritage site on the southeast coast of Sweden.
Again, applications open on the 1st of December 2010 and close 17th January 2011.