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University of Exeter Business School

Circular Economy Masterclass

Develop the skills and understanding to successfully introduce Circular Economy principles into your organisation and close the implementation gap.

Delivered by the University of Exeter Business School’s Centre for Circular Economy, and supported by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, our Circular Economy Masterclass offers you the opportunity to learn directly from leading experts in the field of Circular Economy.

This 6-week online course goes beyond the basics, giving you an understanding in value creation, capture and scaling and the capabilities required at different stages. Managers engaged in Circular Economy share insight into successful case examples and can give practical advice on how to overcome barriers and make the case for change within your organisation. Please get in touch below - we will be happy to help with any questions and complete your registration.

Duration 6 weeks
Next cohort 22 April - 23 June 2024

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Run in co-operation with one of the world’s leading Circular Economy organisations, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

  • Run in co-operation with one of the world’s leading Circular Economy organisations, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation 
  • Converse with leading global Circular Economy experts in live webinar sessions  
  • Share ideas and ask questions at any time in active discussion forums  
  • Engage with interactive online materials to support your understanding  
  • Flexible timings enable you to access course materials at any time 

Over a 6-week period, you will spend approximately 6 hours a week:

  • Learning how to manage key stages in the circular value journey, close the implementation gap, and make the case for change   
  • Linking core knowledge, examples, tools and discussion to the key challenges and requirements within your organisation   
  • Turning theory into practice, taking forward specific actions to departmental and location-specific needs  
  • Building the confidence required to generate circular economy innovation within your organisation 

Points are awarded each week and a final certificate of learning will be issued at the successful completion of the course. 

The Masterclass Introductory course is a 6-week, online, highly interactive programme, aimed at organisations and individuals looking to extend their knowledge of the Circular Economy (CE) and put their ideas into action, in order to create and deliver commercial benefits. 

The online programme has been designed for those who already have some knowledge of the Circular Economy. 

Next start dates

  • Cohort 19: 22 April - 23 June 2024
  • Cohort 20: 30 September - 1 December 2024

Standard Price: £1,750

If you are part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation network, please get in touch with your primary contact for registration options

If you would like to register for the next cohort or have any questions, please get in touch below:

As an SME, the concept of the circular economy can feel a little overwhelming at first but the more we started to understand it, the more we realised what a crucial part of our future growth and success it was going to be. 

Once we really started to embrace circularity as a key driver for our long-term product strategy, we started to see our smaller size as a real advantage. In recent years we have been far more pioneering and made much more progress than we thought possible, and this is largely due to our agility, ability to react quickly and our close relationships with our small supply base.

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Merryn Chilcott

Sustainability & Technical Manager, BAM Bamboo Clothing

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