Designed and delivered by academics from Leeds University Business School and the School of Earth and Environment, this inspiring Sustainable Business Leadership Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is one of few online courses that integrates the two areas of sustainability and business. This award provides you with knowledge and skills relating to select core issues around business and sustainability; for example, the relationship between business and sustainability, the external and internal forces prompting organisations to incorporate sustainability into their current operations, and future strategies. The course also facilitates a degree of tailoring – so you are able to select a fourth development module which may fit your own unique interests or planned career development.
It will take only a minimum of 8 months to complete a PGCert level qualification whilst still providing the knowledge, skills, and credit to ensure you are equipped to upskill quickly. You can either exit with the Postgraduate Certificate award, or continue to complete the full Masters degree.
Who is this course for?
If you are highly driven to transition to a more sustainable economy, driving the implementation and management of sustainable strategies in your organisation, this online Sustainable Business Leadership Postgraduate Certificate gives you the forward-thinking knowledge to take your career to the next level. This course is perfect for students who:
Have no or limited managerial experience but are looking to upskill into leadership roles with the opportunity to influence organisational approaches to a wide range of contemporary sustainability issues.
Are an experienced manager from a range of sectors with a solid working background in business and or sustainability. You wish to progress to the C-suite to better lead individuals or teams that drive technical solutions for sustainability; or you want to develop your academic knowledge further in this field or ensure your skills and knowledge remains relevant through life-long learning.
Would like to work in the areas of business and sustainability but come from a different background, so desire to learn the key aspects of both areas and achieving a formal qualification in the subject.
Why the University of Leeds?
We are one of the top 100 universities in the world and ranked in the top 20 in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2022), with a global reputation for excellence in research and teaching. We are in the top 5 in the UK and top 20 in the world for sustainable impact (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021).
The Leeds University Business School is triple accredited and ranked in the world top 100 for Business and Management studies (QS World University Rankings by subject 2021).
The School of Earth and Environment is ranked in the global top 20 for Earth and Marine Sciences and top 30 for Environmental Studies (QS World University Rankings by subject 2021). Our School is a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world that we live in. 90% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest REF.
Through links with businesses, public organisations, and research groups worldwide, we provide students with a strong combination of higher education and careers support. Our team of high-profile academics create an exceptional study experience guided by industry-leading knowledge and research.
Our online Sustainable Business Leadership Postgraduate Certificate is delivered by expert academics from Leeds University Business School and the School of Earth and Environment.
At Leeds University Business School, we have a broad portfolio of research that contributes to developing a better understanding of the barriers for businesses and individuals to adopt practices that are environmentally friendly, sustainable and carbon neutral. Across the Business School, researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds are working collaboratively on solutions for businesses and organisations to respond to the environmental crisis we are facing.
The Sustainability Research Institute as part of the School of Earth and Environment specifically explores a range of areas of research: climate change, energy, transport, water, resource use, land use, conservation, cities and communities, business, and lifestyles. The School also has strong presence and links with the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) UK to carry out world-class, interdisciplinary research into sustainable future energy systems.