Bradford University launches world’s first circular economy masters degree

Bradford University has launched the world's first circular economy professional business degree in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and leading firms including B&Q, BT, Cisco, Renault and National Grid.

This pioneering initiative will be delivered through Bradford University School of Management’s distance learning platform, offering a coherent framework for this fast-evolving global economic opportunity.

The MBA follows in the footsteps of the university’s circular economy post-graduate certificate and marks the next step in educating future business leaders.

Core modules include the fundamental principles and concepts of a circular economy, alongisde business models, enterprise and innovation, and materials, resources, energy and competitiveness.

Applications for the first chort of the MBA, which starts in July 2013, close at the end of June.

Meanwhile the Ellen MacArthur Foundation will shortly launch the first open online course on the circular economy. The course is free to attend, and will provide an initial introduction to the circular economy framework.

This course will be a pilot, intended to find out what works and what doesn’t when learning about the circular economy online.

Maxine Perella

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