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Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy Postgraduate Certificate

Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy Postgraduate Certificate

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Economics Enterprises Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary


We offer the world’s first and only Postgraduate Certificate focused on the Circular Economy.

This new economic model aims to:

  • use resources and energy more effectively
  • reuse products and materials
  • deliver increased profit for organisations

As a student you’ll have a unique qualification and first-mover advantage, opening up a range of new career opportunities.

This Postgraduate Certificate sits as a separate award within the Innovation, Enterprise and Circular Economy distance-learning MBA programme. It is designed for those who wish to solely focus on Circular Economy without the additional MBA elements. You can however convert to the MBA at a later date, subject to the approval of the programme director.

The curriculum has been developed in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. You’ll study topics including:

  • regenerative product design
  • new business models
  • reverse logistics
  • materials, resources, energy and competitiveness
  • operations, marketing and strategic management

The programme is studied part-time through distance-learning, using a combination of self-study, online teaching and group discussions. This flexibility means that you can fit your learning around your work and home commitments, and complete the programme at a pace to suit you in anything from 9 months to six years.

Learning and assessment

All assessments are designed to be enquiry based, to allow you to follow your own professional and academic interests within a broad overarching assessment structure.

Career prospects

An MBA is an opportunity to either change career direction or consolidate experience then return and progress in a previous industry or job.


To develop understanding of the role of materials, resource and energy as a source of competitive advantage within the circular economy in relation to a range of settings and where relevant to your own professional roles and forward plans.

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Entry requirements

You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally eight years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview. Candidates must have at least three years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more

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