Sustainable Business Enterprises, Certificate | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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This Sustainable Business Enterprises offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois is part of the Global Challenges in Business Specialization. 

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This  Sustainable Business Enterprises  offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will explore current challenges and opportunities facing firms in the area of environmental sustainability. It will begin with an introduction to sustainability, with a particular focus on how environmental sustainability is relevant to business.

Topics such as unsustainable consumption/consumer behavior, market research on sustainable product design , and sustainable value chains and communications will be covered. We will also cover the bottom-up approach in terms of immersion, emersion, and design as applied to sustainable business enterprise.

The course concludes with a summary of insights on global challenges in business, with particular focus on poverty and the environment.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of sustainability for business  
  • Analyze specific topics including consumer behavior, market research, product design, value chains and communications using the sustainability lens in business
  • Design solutions and develop enterprise plans for sustainable business initiatives 
  • Apply the bottom-up approach for sustainable business initiatives in varied contexts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability and Consumption
  • Sustainable Product Design and Market Research
  • Sustainable Value Chains and Communications
  • Bottom-Up Enterprise

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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General requirements

  • Beginner level
  • No previous experience necessary

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