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Sustainable Development for Business (P.Grad. Cert.)

1 year part-time ;  Minimum 10 Maximum 40 places

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Course Director

 Professor Maximilian Schormair

Course Description

This course is in line with core market shifts and developments in the area of sustainable business, environmental and other sustainable regulation, and the opportunities for driving competitive advantage through a sustainable business model. Companies are under increasing pressure to focus on their environmental and societal impacts, rather than focus solely on profit, and to implement strategies to impact positively on the environment and wider society. In many cases, this shift of focus can also align businesses closer to customer demand and market trends but is also being driven by internal employee demands, investor demands and emerging regulatory requirements. As such, this course is designed to tackle the increasing need for sustainable strategy in business – by giving participants the tools to create long-lasting change throughout their organisations.
A key feature of the programme is a 10 ECTS into action learning module where participants design a sustainability project for their employer organisation, their business or for a project partner organisation where a “blueprint” for implementation is researched and developed. The programme consists of four taught modules and one self‐led project:    
i) 5 ECTS – The Sustainable Green Organisation   
ii)5 ECTS – Rewiring Your Business Approach  
iii) 5 ECTS – A Practical Toolkit for Sustainable Business  
iv) 5 ECTS – Purpose‐Driven Systemic Change  
v) 10 ECTS – Sustainability in Action Project

Course Details


1 year part-time

Number of Places

 Minimum 10 Maximum 40

Course Coordinator

 Professor Maximilian Schormair

Next Intake

 September 2021

Closing Date

31st August 2021

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Development for Business course will be open to graduates with a degre(or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third level institution. Applicants without a degree are welcome to apply provided they can show a proven managerial track record. All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years professional or managerial work experience.  
All applicants should provide two references confirming their eligibility and suitability for the programme, which together with the applicant’s academic performance during their undergraduate years and their CV will be used to select the most suitable candidates. Telephone interviews may be conducted to clarify applicants’ motivation and interest in the programme.  

Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers.  
In case of heavy competition for places or concern regarding a particular applicant’s suitability, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a written sample for assessment.



Get In Touch

Course Director

 Professor Maximilian Schormair