UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge Business Sustainability Management online short course

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Course information

Registration Closes:
21 February 2017
Course Starts:
27 February 2017
Length:
8 weeks online (Excl. Orientation)
Effort:
8 - 12 hours per week
Price:
£1,800 | Options available
University:
University of Cambridge
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
21 February 2017
Course Starts:
27 February 2017
Length:
8 weeks online (Excl. Orientation)
Effort:
8 - 12 hours per week
Price:
£1,800 | Options available
University:
University of Cambridge
Language:
English

Introduction

Become an agent for positive change with an online short course from a world-leading sustainability institution.

Learn to develop and motivate an action plan for sustainable business practices in your organisation - making you an indispensable resource for future businesses.

As awareness of climate change, resource scarcity, pollution, and social inequality rises, businesses and governments are being held increasingly responsible. There is a need for positive, sustainable change. By taking this short course you’ll become that change, and set yourself up for a flourishing career.

This short course equips you with the skills to not only adapt to growing global concerns and shifting landscapes, but to lead positive change throughout your sphere of influence.

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What will set you apart

Become a leader in sustainable business, and walk away with the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Argue the business case for sustainability management
  • Explore international regulations surrounding environmental best practices and importance of sustainability in production and consumption
  • Discover the potential of innovation and technology to enable and accelerate business sustainability
  • Develop a sustainability plan, lead the strategy and implementation thereof, and explore collaborative value-creation opportunities
  • Become a member of the CISL global alumni network and collaborate with like-minded business leaders around the globe

Course curriculum

This sustainability management online short course covers everything from international regulations to technological disruption.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Sustainability challenges and opportunities
  • Course Module 2: The business case and leadership for action
  • Course Module 3: Regulatory environment and international policy
  • Course Module 4: Production and consumption
  • Course Module 5: Design, technology, and planning for sustainability
  • Course Module 6: Marketing and communication
  • Course Module 7: Collaboration and partnerships
  • Course Module 8: Rewiring your business approach

Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from thought leaders via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.


MARTIN ROBERTS
Course Convenor

 

Meet some of your guest lecturers – Thought leaders in sustainability

 

ian

IAN ELLISON

Sustainability Manager at Jaguar Land Rover

dame

DAME POLLY COURTICE

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Founder and Director

willday

WILL DAY

Sustainability Advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Chairman of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

james

JAMES STACEY

CISL Fellow

mike

MIKE BARRY

Head of Sustainable Business at Marks and Spencer

phillipe

PHILLIPE JOUBERT

Executive Chair of Global Electricity Initiative, Senior Advisor & MD of Energy & Climate, WBCSD

toni

TONY JUNIPER

Leading author and environmentalist

nancy

DR NANCY BOCKEN

Associate Professor at TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering (Design for Sustainability and Product Innovation Management)

craig

CRAIG BENNETT

CEO at Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

When do I start?

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WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.


If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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