MM in Sustainable Development

Program Delivery: Bilingual

Taught by highly skilled, qualified consultants and experienced career staff who have worked with  Global Corporations and the Government Agencies
Assessed by written practical assignment such as formulating a National Digital Strategy or National Post-Covid 19 Recovery Plan or Green Energy Policy
All class discussion are accompanied by case studies of real life issues faced or facing the global world

MM in Sustainable Development

It is a unique program that prepares scholars to work with the United Nations Agencies, World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, International NGOs, Global Corporations, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The hallmark of this program is that it focuses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in every course-from green technology to green finance to green tourism, and from digital business to digital finance to digital transformation

Why MM in Sustainable Development?

Your international career starts here, because firstly this programme is specially designed for those who wants a global career in International Relations, Foreign Affairs, International Agencies, and Multinational Corporations. Secondly, knowledge of Sustainable development is important to understanding and working with the United Nations, World Bank, Governments and Multinational Corporations, because it requires balancing earth natural resources. Lastly, you will learn how to critically analyze and then formulate, implement, monitor, and evaluate sustainable projects that are undertaken by International Development Agencies, Multinational Corporations, and the Government.

Prof. Dr. John Vong BA, MBA, CPA, Ph.D.

Program Leader of MM in  Sustainable Development at Kalbis Institute


Upon completion of the semester in Sustainable Development the participants will be equipped to undertake professional assignments or seek a career that will bring them to the world of international development, international affairs, international relations, and global business. Every participant who spends a semester with us shall be future-proof in their career paths.

Programme Modules

Six Cores Business Modules
Sustainable Development Modules

C7: Public Policy and Regulations 

This elective will illustrate the fundamentals of public policies and regulations, especially the drafting of policies and regulations, and delivering policy briefs and summary reports for Ministers and Members of the Parliaments and Congress.

C8: Procurement and Bidding Process 

This elective introduces the fundamentals of procurement and bidding for sustainable development projects. Participant-Learners will be taught on how to design, implement and manage a procurement and bidding process based on guidelines of World Bank and United Nations. It will be a hand-on practical approach to learning based on guidelines of the World Bank and United Nations.

C9: Project Document (PRODOC) Formulation and Design 

This elective will instruct the methods of appraisal, assessment and formulation and design of a development project. Participant-Learners will be guided on the preparation of project proposals with detailed action plans based on logical framework analysis as according to the World Bank and United Nations Guidelines.

C10: Leveraging Data Analytics for Development – Tools and Techniques 

This elective illustrates data analytic tools that are available and utilised in sustainable development work. The process of data collection, extraction and insightful analysis will be taught to provide supportive evidence for the purpose of sustainable development. Data shall be sourced from the World Bank, United Nations and Asian Development Bank.

C11: Monitoring and Evaluation 

 This elective provides an understanding of the differing approaches in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of sustainable development projects. Experience and guidelines will be drawn from the United Nations on the design and implementation of an effective M&E system, from the continuous monitoring to terminal evaluations of sustainable development projects.

C12: Formulating a Development Roadmap

Less developed countries (LDCs) need to make progress in the fields of education, technology and health. It is imperative that international development consultants know how to formulate the way forward to guide the process and progress of reform.

Some of Our Sustainable Development Faculty Members

Samuel Padibjo, PHD (University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)

Dr. CN Goh, PHD  (Imperial College London, London, UK)

Michael Gaskins, MBA (Drexel University, Philadelphia, US)

Nana BA, PHD (Griffith University, Queensland, Australia)


Sustainable development is aiming for a better future for all, overcoming global challenges, addressing inequality, climate change, environmental issues, and achieving peace and justice. A Master Programme in Sustainable Development is timely to future-proof a better world for the next generation.

Dr. Jeff Fang, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance” 

Ban Ki Moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations

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