BSc (Hons) Business Management (Sustainability)

Key Facts

Awarded By

Three years (full-time) or Two years (accelerated)


Colombo / Kandy


Learn how to become a responsible business leader by putting social impact and sustainability at the heart of corporate decision-making. Our business management (sustainability) degree will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to make a major difference in the workplace.

Upon completion of this course, you could go on to run your own ethical business, land a specialist role with an existing company or advise other firms on how to reduce their carbon footprint. You’ll learn how to create a sustainability strategy, exploring issues like wastage, recycling and other practices across products, services and supply chains.

The course is part of our suite of Business Management degrees, which share some core modules. Other options include a more broad-based BSc (Hons) Business Management award or degrees specialising in Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as Human Resource Management.

The BSc (Hons) in Business Management (Sustainability) covers the fundamentals of business and the careers of the future. Topics include sustainable business development, governance and climate change, and leadership strategy for social impact. The course also covers corporate social responsibility and the impact that businesses have on local communities. You’ll learn from businesses who have already made positive changes in their day-to-day work.

The BSc (Hons) Business Management (Sustainability) can be completed as a three-year or a two-year (accelerated) full-time degree awarded by Staffordshire University, UK.

Teaching & Learning

All of our business courses will equip you with a diverse skillset in leadership and management and the latest knowledge of how business operates in the real world. You will graduate with a creative approach to problem-solving, be able to interpret and use financial data, have teamworking and persuasive communication skills, and show confidence in managing time, projects and resources.

Everything will be explored through a real-world perspective, with live industry briefs and the chance to create your own consultancy so you can support companies with specific projects. There will also be business simulations, where you’ll make financial decisions and experience areas such as operations, marketing and HR.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, and independent study. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be. To build further business links, there will also be career talks, visits and guest speakers from industry. You’ll learn from staff who bring a wealth of business experience and research expertise. 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Business Management (Sustainability).


Year 1:

  • Foundations of Management
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Marketing in the Business Environment
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Law
  • Foundations of Human Resource Management

Year 2:

  • Operations Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Sustainable Business Development
  • The Business of Doing Good
  • Governance and Climate Change

Year 3:

  • Authentic Leadership
  • Data and Decision-Making
  • Innovative Change Management
  • Leadership Strategy and Social Impact
  • Consultancy Project

Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications required for admission to the programme on the standard route are:

A. GCE Advanced Level

  • Sri Lankan: 3 passes or
  • London, Cambridge or Edexcel : 3 D passes or
  • Any combination totalling to 12 points from the following tariff scheme:


GCE Advanced Level 

(Sri Lankan/Edexcel/Cambridge)

Points 10 8 6 4 2



B. APIIT Sri Lanka Business Foundation


GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level (Sri Lankan/Edexcel/Cambridge) with a Credit pass (Grade 4) for English


C. An equivalent qualification, subject to approval from Staffordshire University


The minimum qualifications required for admission to the programme on the accelerated route are:

A. GCE Advanced Level (Sri Lankan/Edexcel/Cambridge)

  • 3 C passes


B. GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level

  • Credit pass (Grade 4) for English


You may apply with pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry subject to approval from Staffordshire University.

Career Opportunities

The breadth of this degree course will give you lots of career options in business. Typical specialist roles include:

  • Business sustainability manager
  • Environment planner
  • Sustainability analyst
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Sustainability implementation specialist


In recent years, graduates of Business School have also entered marketing, human resource management, and operations management in the public and private sectors. Many have gone on to set up their own successful businesses.

Special Remarks

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

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