What will I learn?

The world is in desperate need of pioneers who have the knowledge and skills to transform business as usual and lead us on a more sustainable path. The Master in Sustainable Development Management at Sunway University was therefore created to equip passionate, ambitious people from multidisciplinary backgrounds to become pioneers - adept at management and problem-solving using analytics and systems thinking guided by global concerns. It aims to empower individuals and organizations to develop innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in actionable ways in their specific sectors or areas of work.

The Master in Sustainable Development Management will expose students to the scientific, technological, economic, and business understandings of the challenges to sustainable development, as well as provide them with in-depth knowledge of specific subject areas, such as climate change, urban sustainability, energy, water, infrastructure, biodiversity, land-use, waste management and corporate responsibility.

Choice of Electives:

Global Foundation Course: Introduction to Sustainable Development

Fundamentals of Urban Sustainability

Water Resource Management

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Sustainable Engineering and Industrial Ecology

Energy Systems and Management

Innovative Sustainable Leadership

Sustainable Urban Practices

Sustainable Economic Development

Climate and Water Resources

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Transportation

Which department am I in?

Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
RM 57,670 for the entire course; RM 5,350 (Resource Fee); Intl admin fee: RM 3,300

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

To be confirmed


Sunway University

No. 5, Jalan Universiti,

Bandar Sunway,



47500, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor’s Degree; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, TOEFL 100 Internet-based, PTE Academic 70 overall.

For international students

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or equivalent. The program was designed for those with relevant working experience and exceptional candidates who do not meet the above requirements will be considered based on the professional and other attainments. Recent graduates will also be considered.

Candidates who completed undergraduate studies where the medium of instruction was English would have met the language requirements. International candidates should demonstrate English proficiency sufficient to meet the needs of the program, either through satisfactory completion of tertiary-level study in English medium; or through English language proficiency test with indicative scores as follows:


TOEFL 75 (Internet-based)

PTE ACADEMIC 50 overall


About this uni

Sunway University is in the top 2% of universities in Asia, according to QS Asia University Rankings 2019.

  • 880,000-square-feet campus in the heart of Sunway City
  • Awarded 5-star rating in QS Stars University Rankings 2019
  • Has drawn over 26,000 students from over 90 countries
  • Offers a range of scholarships worth RM 402 million