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New Master in Responsible Management commences


Business today requires responsible management skills, which is why the GSEM’s Master in Management has evolved to become the Master in Responsible Management for the start of the 2021 academic year.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted societal and business challenges such as climate change and global inequality and has influenced the framework conditions of markets for years to come. In addition, outsourcing, migrant workers, and disinformation have become growing areas of concern and have resulted in the expansion of business and human rights as an area of research and teaching in business schools.  

Companies need to develop business models that are resilient, set them up for lasting recovery and sustainable business success. Investors, employees, and consumers are expecting companies to put responsible management practices front and center.

In 2019, the GSEM created the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, the first Human Rights Center at a business school in Europe, to work with companies to identify business models that enable profits and principles to co-exist. This was a result of the School’s years of collaboration with the NYU Stern School of Business.

In line with this and the School’s focus on incorporating ethics, responsibility, and sustainability in its strategy and programs, the GSEM created the Master of Science in Responsible Management, where students will engage in the fundamental topics of responsible management and sustainable accounting and reporting.

The Master program educates and equips future leaders to tackle organization's toughest strategic challenges, lead with greater confidence, inspire performance at all levels, and contribute to an organization of responsibility and integrity. It offers a curriculum that is centered around, and fully integrates, relevant aspects of responsible management in its courses. The program’s focus is on teaching how to manage effectively in pluralistic environments in which the needs of multiple stakeholder groups must be balanced. In addition, the Master offers students the option to specialize in Sustainable Business and Human Rights in their second semester.

The increase in research and teaching of business and human rights at business schools is the focus of a recent Financial Times article, which highlights the GSEM's new Master in Responsible Management.

September 20, 2021
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