Sustainability Management School (SUMAS)

SUMAS and KPU Partnership 

Take your graduate-level business administration coursework to the next level – earn a Swiss MBA or MAM with a focus on sustainability with just 15 more credits. Do it online, partly online, or on-location in Switzerland.  Sustainability Management School

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) have formalized an articulation agreement which allows students to ladder into a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Arts in Management (MAM) at SUMAS with just 5 more courses, after the successful completion of a KPU Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA).  

Program Advantage

Completing a MAM or MBA at SUMAS usually requires 43-46 credits. With this articulation agreement, your path to an MBA or MAM is accelerated: SUMAS accepts the course work done at the GDBA level, and KPU graduates will only need an additional 15 credits to receive the MAM or MBA designation from SUMAS. 

You can complete the courses either online, partly online, or on-location in Switzerland. 

NOTE: Once admitted, students are subject to all other SUMAS policies and procedures (reference SUMAS student handbook).

Program Details

Once students successfully complete KPU’s Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - Green Business Management & Sustainability or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - Global Business Management, they have the option to take five more courses to earn one of the following six MAM or MBA programs:  

○  MBA in Sustainability Management

○  MBA in Finance and Responsible Investment

○  MAM in Sustainability Management

○  MAM in Sustainable Fashion

○  MAM in Sustainable Hospitality

○  MAM in Sustainable Tourism

Program Estimate Cost

Fee for Canadian and International studentsCADCHF
Application Fee274187
Program Fee for MBA in Sustainability Management12,1418,250
Program Fee for the remaining five programs listed above12,1418,250

*All fees are an estimate and are subject to SUMAS’s change.

**Fee in CHF updated as of 12/15/2022.

***Fee in $CAD may vary depending on the exchange rate.

Program Length

The length of the program very much depends on the choice of program and also the mode of attendance (online, on-campus, blended). For specific program length, please consult a representative from SUMAS here.  

Program Start Dates

On-Campus: 2 Intakes – Spring Semester (usually starting end of February / early March) & Fall Semester (usually starting mid-September).

Online: 4 Intakes – January, April, July & October.

***Please note that SUMAS doesn’t have all courses at all intakes, so it depends on your program choice when you are able to start.

Career Outcome

Click here for a list of career opportunities. 


SUMAS, a business school focused on sustainability and responsible management, is located in Gland, Switzerland, halfway between Geneva and Lausanne.  It offers innovative business programs integrated with state-of-the-art sustainability knowledge and combines high-level academic education with real-life projects in partnership with top companies. 

SUMAS was the first business school in the world to launch the BBA and MBA in Sustainability Management. Furthermore, its programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Swiss Private School Register and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). To learn more about SUMAS’s affiliations such as Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), click here

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Privacy Notice

Please read the privacy notice below carefully before reaching out to an SUMAS's representative.

Please note KPU does not have custody or control of information that you send to Sustainability Management School (“SUMAS”). Choosing to apply for the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) will transmit the personal information you provide as needed between the SUMAS office in Canada; the SUMAS campus in Gland, Switzerland and Milano, Italy; and any potentially international location where you will complete your projects if you are accepted to the program. KPU does not control the privacy or information security practices of SUMAS or program locations. By continuing to apply, you agree to review the privacy policies of these locations and ask any questions you have about privacy practices directly to SUMAS or any potential program/ project locations. If you have any concerns about the responses you receive from your enquiries, you may contact for support. Any of your personal information provided to KPU by you or SUMAS will be collected as per 26(c) and 26(e) of British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of supporting and facilitating the review of your application to SUMAS and to plan and evaluate the delivery of this joint academic program. Your personal information will only be used and disclosed by KPU for these purposes. Click here for more info about SUMAS' privacy policy.

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