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Certified Professional Course Smart Sustainable Economy (English language)

  • Your Academy
  • 5 EC
  • English language
  • Certificate
  • Starts continuously
  • € 1.750,- (one-off) / € 1.850,- (5 terms)
  • Completely online
  • Own case
  • Registration time 6 months
  • Stackable and element of Your MBA
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Are you a professional who is concerned with sustainability within the organization and wants to strengthen the action perspective in this area?

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(For you?)
This course is intended for professionals who are concerned with sustainability within their organization and who want to strengthen the action perspective in this area.
We are on the eve of a new industrial revolution. Not only digitization plays an important role, but there is also a need to produce and consume in a sustainable way. We realize more often that innovative technologies can speed up the transition to a more sustainable economy. This course is about sustainable economy and the positive and negative influences that smart technologies can have.
  • Smart energy systems. Innovative technologies can play an important role in achieving energy savings and making the energy supply more sustainable.
  • Smart cities and mobility. What impact do technologies such as 3D printing, self-driving cars have on mobility and transport?
  • Smart waste management. This is about preventing waste and making waste manageable.Smart building. How can we use technology for the sustainable construction of homes and business premises?
Based on the material on these topics - with practical examples - you are able to translate these into your own professional situation. You gain insight into recent developments, opportunities of new technologies, but also barriers and preconditions for adopting smart technologies.
The course material consists of videos, a webinar, articles and assignments. The course is completed with a final assignment. When you have completed the course you can insert  the course in / is part of  CPP SustainabilityCPP Smart Services en yOUrMBA.
Conquest for Paradise: a serious game about the transition to a sustainable society which was initally a part of this course. However due to corona measures it has not been possible to organise this face 2 face, therefore we have created a replacement assignment that is equivalent in size (8 hours of game and 1 hour of reflection), which let students think about how the different industries influence the transition to sustainability as well as the consequences of a transition to sustainability on their own behaviour. This concerns introductory scientific articles on the biggest challenges for sectors such as the government, the financial sector, food industry and the construction and energy sector in the context of the transition to a sustainable approach or sustainable business models.
This course is intended for professionals who are concerned with sustainability within their organization and who want to strengthen the action perspective in this area.
Smart Sustainable Economy is offered in collaboration with Smart Climate Opportunities.


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(Study duration)
The module has a size of 5 ec and the duration approximately 7 weeks. Study load amounts to 16 - 20 hours per week. You will receive 6 months registration rights for a single module.


You can study the program independently at your own pace in the online learning environment of the Open University. You will receive personal support from a content specialist university teacher.


(Entry Requirements)
  • HBO (higher professional education) working or thinking level.
  • At least five years of relevant work experience. Depending on your background, a letter of recommendation from the employer or your own motivation letter containing your objectives or an intake interview with our Study Advisor for Contract Education may be part of the admission procedure.


(Registration conditions)
Please read our registration conditions first.


(Starting moment)
You can start at any time you want (after mutual consultation).


(Sign up)
Registration is possible via the 'registration button' on this page. For a group registration or an in-company program, contact our Team Professional Programs via E or T +31 (0) 45 - 576 2777.


(Price information)
The fee for this course is € 1,750 or 5 monthly instalments of € 370.
These amounts are all-in: there are no additional costs and the course is exempt from VAT.
Do you pay the fees yourself? Then the costs may be deductible from your income tax.
In the Netherlands for private individuals a maximum deduction of € 15,000 is possible, with a threshold of € 250.-. For more information please access the website of the tax authorities and look for: study costs.
Please note: The Open University Course Fee Discount Scheme (KCOU) and the Lifelong Learning Credit (LLLK) discount scheme do not apply to Certified Professional Programs.


After successful completion of this module you will receive a partial certificate and after completion 4 (separate) modules that are part of the Certified Profesional Program Sustainability or Certified Professional Program Smartservices you will receive a diploma. This diploma can be introduced as a full specialization in yOUrMBA


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If you have any questions about the program or would like a free consultation, please contact our Team Professional Programs via or T +31 45 5762777.