Circular Economy Certificate

Circular Business Models - Overcoming Barriers, Unleashing Potentials

The programme is offered in German and is thus directed at prospective students with a good command of German language skills. The programme’s German-language web pages provide detailed information needed on the content of the course and application procedures.

Using resources in such a way that they never become waste is the goal of circular economy. The certificate introduces you to the basic strategies for developing circular products and services and implementing them successfully in new business models. Together with experts from science and business, you will develop a sustainable business strategy that consistently takes circularity into account.

You will learn how to design successful business models for circular economy and how IT-based life cycle assessments can be set up and used for the measurement and analysis of circular processes and materials. An introduction to eco-design and design thinking methods as well as the cradle-to-cradle approach will support you in developing circular products and services.

At a glance

Degree: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Credit Points: 15
Length of study: 1 semester
Language: German
Start date: in October each year
Application deadline: July 31
Costs: 3.980 EUR plus the current term contribution of 210 EUR
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Stefan Schaltegger, Centre for Sustainability Management

Contact & Advising


Felix Westermann, M.Sc.
Universitätsallee 1, C11.413
21335 Lüneburg
Fon 04131.677-2128


Benjamin Sachs, M.Sc.
Universitätsallee 1, C11.412
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2234

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