Sustainability Reporting and Accounting: Certificate course

Further education Sustainability Reporting and Accounting

Corporations are challenged to account for their environmental, social and economic impacts to transparently report to internal and external stakeholders. The certificate enables you to assess sustainability performances systematically and holistically. You learn how to use data to improve the long-term value creation of your organisation with methods of sustainability management control.

After an overview of relevant areas of sustainability accounting and how indicators can be deducted from non-financial reporting frameworks of CSR-D and GRI, you familiarise yourself with different theoretical frameworks, methods, and indicators for the assessment of monetary and non-financial values. In a practice-based module you learn how to account for material flow costs to analyse potential environmental or financial impacts and improvement potentials of production processes and products.

Continuing education Sustainability Reporting and Accounting ©Leuphana/Teresa Halbreiter
Continuing education Sustainability Reporting and Accounting
Next dates: July 31st, 2024: Application Deadline // October 2024: Next study start

At a glance

Degree: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
Credit Points: 15
Length of study: 1 semester
Language: English
Start date: in October each year
Application deadline: 31 July
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, and Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte, Institute for Management, Accounting & Finance (IMAF)

Continuing education Sustainability Reporting and Accounting: Contents

Your further training in Sustainability Reporting and Accounting consists of a total of three modules, each of which is assessed with 5 credit points:

  • Introduction to Sustainability Reporting
  • Methods of Sustainability Management Accounting
  • Sustainability Performance Measurement and Management

Further information on the course content

Continuing education Sustainability Reporting and Accounting: Course of study

Online to the certificate Sustainability Reporting and Accounting

The Sustainability Reporting and Accounting certificate takes place entirely online. A well-coordinated digital learning environment is created from a broad portfolio of e-learning formats and intensive student support create a digital learning environment that is tailored to you. Unlike traditional distance learning, there is plenty of room for personal exchange and collaborative learning.  

You can apply the knowledge, skills and experience you have acquired directly: As part of a transfer project accompanying your studies, you will tackle a sustainability challenge from practice. This form of challenge-based learning (CBL) enables you to analyze the challenge in a scientifically sound manner and to develop practical solutions in the course of the modules.

The degree for your certificate programme

You can choose whether to:

  • take examinations as part of the certificate study programme and thus acquire a university certificate and proof of credit points at the end, or
  • take the certificate without examinations and receive a certificate of attendance at the end

Good reasons for the certificate Sustainability Reporting and Accounting

  • Personal support and advice
  • Practice-oriented qualification on a part-time basis
  • Future-oriented qualification
  • Innovative online didactics
  • Only one semester
  • Small learning groups
  • High flexibility in terms of time and place
  • Entry into the established MBA Sustainability Management programme - two modules can be credited
  • Access to the Chrysalis Hub: exclusive online networking, reflection and training space for the Certificates of Corporate Sustainability Management.

Offers for prospective students

If you are interested in the Sustainability Reporting and Accounting certificate, but still have questions, please feel free to arrange a personal counselling interview.

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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