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Certificate in Business Development


Business Development

This certificate equips you with the knowledge and skills to succeed as responsible business leaders in all sectors. If you have a passion for creating more environmentally friendly and sustainable business models, this is the certificate for you. Forward-looking firms, public authorities, civil society and international institutions need to develop creative market-based solutions to alleviate environmental challenges, social injustice and poverty, in an ecosystemic approach.


The aim of the certificate is to contribute to training a new generation of managers, aware of societal challenges and aspiring to be part of the solution, regardless of their professional activity. You will gain an in-depth appreciation of human-environmental systems and environmental ethics. You will understand how different dimensions of sustainability are interlinked with business development and you will be able to assess the significance for companies’ management systems.

Benefits of this certificate

Offered as an additional qualification to our new Master of Science programs for 2018/19, the Certificate in Sustainable Management and Governance/Business Development provides a customizable and efficient opportunity to enhance your skills, knowledge, and personal network. Further develop yourself as a professional in your main field of study whilst at the same time gain practical insights into general management and business administration fundamentals.



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September 2019

ECTS Credits



Academic year is divided into Fall and Spring Semesters; Master thesis is completed during the second year

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Degree Requirements

Module Required ECTS
Module I Management and Research Fundamentals 30
Module II Sustainable Development and Policy 24
Module III Professional Application of Sustainable Development 18
Module IV Enrichment Courses/Certificate 18
Module V Master Thesis 30
Module VI Internship* (Optional) 6
Total 120
ECTS Points

ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System – ECTS, 87/327/ECC, Official Journal no. L 166 from 25 June 1987, CELEX no. 387D0327) are allocated for each course depending on the student workload. In the schedule of studies, in addition to the numbers of hours, the corresponding ECTS points for each course are allocated.

Each ECTS credit corresponds to 25 working hours for the student.

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