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Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business

The Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business (PG Dip) is a Master's-level accredited programme from the University of Cambridge. Designed for senior and mid-career professionals, it is a flexible, practically-applied option for continued professional development, exploring innovations in sustainable business.


Alumni of the Postgraduate Certificate Cert in Sustainable Business: Organisational or Value Chains streams can apply for the PG Diploma at any time. Apply for a place here.

For candidates who have not yet completed the Postgraduate Certificate, applications are now open. Apply for a place here.

 

 

"The course gave me the confidence to introduce sustainability as part of my organisation’s discourse and the ability to articulate the potential for change."

John Midgley, BGS UKGEOS Technical Manager, Energy Geoscience Ltd

 

Aims and benefits


The Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business is part of CISL’s mission to empower individuals and organisations to take leadership to tackle critical global challenges.

More specifically, it aims to provide an academically grounded, highly participatory and applied forum for learning around topical sustainability issues, to help professionals:

  • Develop understanding and application of tools and techniques based around co-creating solutions, collaboration, innovation and design
  • Contribute to professional debate about sustainability issues with colleagues from other job functions
  • Engage and challenge sustainability ‘tools’ analysing their suitability to address their own organisational challenges
  • Hone leadership skills in order to effectively respond to organisational / sectoral sustainability challenges.’

 

"My objective was to learn more on the usage of business model innovation tools and the objective was achieved."

Galina Shishkova, PG Diploma student, Project Manager, Global Sustainability, C&A

 

Programme structure


The Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) comprises two parts.

PG Dip Part 1 consists of completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (Organisational or Value chains stream).

PG Dip Part 2: following  successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate, participants move to the individually tailored PG Dip Part 2.

Read about the key components of the Postgraduate Diploma.

 

"The individual assignments set throughout the course gave me the opportunity to reflect on the topics that we had learnt and how these could be applied to real world examples. They answered questions that I had asked throughout my career."

Galina Parmenter, PG Diploma student, Project Manager, Global Sustainability, C&A

 

Accreditation


Successful completion of the course results in a Postgraduate Diploma awarded by the University of Cambridge. This carries 120 CATS points at Level M and is equivalent to two-third of a Master's degree.

We are currently working with the University to develop a route from the Diploma to the Master’s programme.