- ABOUT GUST
Doctor of Sustainable Development
Based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this innovative program is among the first of its kind.
In this course, you will develop a critical understanding of the complex issues that lay at the frontier of sustainable development. You will understand sustainable development as a profoundly inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary endeavour, involving professionals, policy developers and researchers on global and local scales.
The Doctor of Sustainable Development will comprise at least two-thirds research and four units of coursework. You will learn cognitive and technical skills relevant to sustainable development and use these skills to undertake a significant research project. Your research will be well designed and locally embedded to help you become a long-term influencer of change within society and your profession.
GUST is widely recognized for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavors are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally. Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.
The GUST follows the philosophy of Outcome Based Education. Therefore, the teaching-learning process is student centric. The pedagogy is practical, hands on and real time. Case studies, Problem Solving Exercises, Role- Plays, Management Games and Presentations are extensively used. The curriculum is planned to facilitate learning in theory and practice of all aspects of the discipline of management ensuring the achievement of predefined learning outcomes.
The MBA program structure comprises of 4 semesters. The curriculum of the first two semesters provides the foundation in basic management courses. The curriculum of third and fourth semester focuses on imparting in-depth training in conceptual and practical aspects of functional and sectorial specialization and integrating courses. The program is implemented with a very flexible choice-based credit system.
The curriculum offers dual Functional Specialization along with Sectorial Specialization. Functional Specialization courses (Professional Electives) are offered in the following broad areas:
The Sectorial Specialization courses equip the students with specialized competencies for a chosen sector of industry. Sectorial specialization is offered in the following areas:
Each student undertakes two projects during the tenure of the program under the guidance of the faculty members. The project facilitates learning through practical application of the concepts. One foreign language is included as a core subject in the curriculum to fulfill the objectives of developing global competencies in students.
First Semester: (12 Credit Hours)
Second Semester: (12 Credit Hours)
Third and Fourth Semesters: (24 Credit Hours)