ESSCA School of Management Focus: Sustainable Risk Management

After finishing the core modules, IBSA students will chose their specialization at the second university. At ESSCA School of Management students can specialize in Sustainable Risk Management.

Specialization Modules at ESSCA School of Management

The Sustainable Risk Management specialization offered by ESSCA combines the study of international management with subjects pertaining to external risks, such as sustainability, digital transformation, and geopolitical challenges. This program gives students the tools they need to navigate in complex global markets with risk management expertise, ethical investment strategies, and cutting-edge analytics. Global, international, and national enterprises, public utilities, international development agencies, non-governmental organizations, and government ministries and agencies all have a significant demand for these abilities.

This future-oriented curriculum sharpens critical analysis and strategic decision-making, with courses on sustainable business practices, risk management in digital arenas, and geopolitical and economic risk navigation. Graduates with a specialization in Sustainable Risk Management will emerge as adept leaders who can promote moral leadership and resilience in ever-changing corporate environments.

A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Governance and Business Practices​.

Transforming Global Business and Innovation​.

Managing Risk in the Age of AI, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity​.

Navigating from Big Data to Predictive Business Insights.

Strategies, Regulations, and Global Economic Trends​

Balancing Risk, Ethics, and Sustainability​.

Master‘s Thesis

Your third term (between June and September) will consist entirely of the all-important thesis dissertation. This period is typically completed at the university where you attended your specialization courses. To provide guidance and assistance as you prepare to work through this complicated project, each university offers a thorough, interactive three-day workshop that presents the requisite research skills, covering analytical, research and methodological techniques for the quality production of your master’s thesis.

The other main source of support will come from your thesis advisor. Thus, all IBSA students are required to secure a supervisors who will guide the construction of the master’s thesis; normally, choosing one of your university lecturers is the best and easiest option. This final project will count for 30 ECTS in your overall program credit total. We also suggest that IBSA students also consider an alternative approach to the standard route: it is always possible to write your master’s thesis in cooperation with a company. This will require identifying and contacting a potential target company and developing a customized agreement with them in order to complete your thesis project accordingly.

By completing this detailed research and writing work, you will delve deeper into your specialization area from the second semester, learn to cultivate critical reasoning skills, develop a scientific approach to empirical data, and develop skills in literature review based on investigative reasoning (examination of a hypothesis).