Circular economy

Learn to understand and value sustainability as a lever for company innovation and learn how to apply circular economy strategies at different levels of an organization, from operational issues (products and processes) to strategic and business model issues.

  • Circular economy
  • sustainability
  • Innovation
Next edition
Classes start
19 April, 2021
Program ends
10 May, 2021
Monday from 4pm to 8pm. Total length of the course: 16 h
ECTS credits
1200 €

Obtain the necessary know-how to promote projects and initiatives within the company in the field of circular economy, working on waste/resource concepts to delve further into business strategies based on circular business models.

Through a continuous analysis of case studies, you will learn strategies for circular product design and the reduction of reputational risks (sustainable value chain).

Why choose this program


Teaching staff specializing in Circular Economy

The program is taught by Jordi Oliver, PhD in Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and MBA from ESADE. Jordi is a founding partner and CEO of inèdit, one of the first strategic eco-innovation studios in Barcelona, with more than 10 years of experience.


Learning by doing

Theoretical knowledge is complemented by active methodologies including the case study method, group discussions and presentations, all of which facilitate improvement and interaction between participants.


Executive training

Spread over four afternoons, enabling you to gain in-depth knowledge about Circular Economy without neglecting your professional obligations.


High-level networking

Grow your network of professional contacts with high level executives.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at brand managers, Corporate Social Responsibility managers, product designers, industrial designers and sustainability managers.

Admission and enrolment


This Executive Education Course in Circular Economy combines lecturer presentations with student participation over 4 sessions.

It has a theoretical-practical design, to facilitate learning and encourage participant interaction, student-to-student and student-to-lecturer.

Session 1. Introduction to the circular economy, waste/resource, business strategy and circular business models.
Session 2. Circular product design.
Session 3. Reduction of reputational risks: the sustainable value chain.
Session 4. Case studies and integration.

Qualification obtained

Upon passing the Executive Education Course in Circular Economy, you will receive an official certificate from UPF Barcelona School of Management endorsed by the prestigious Pompeu Fabra University, the top ranked university in Spain and Latin America (Times Higher Education Ranking 2020).


Our Executive Education courses are run by recognized experts with extensive experience in their field, who will transmit all the necessary knowledge to help you carry out managerial functions and make decisions that add value.


The Executive Education courses combine content that is key for any professional currently employed in or seeking a managerial role, with activities aimed at putting the acquired knowledge into practice.


Collaborative learning and real case studies

The diversity of student profiles enriches learning through a shared and interdisciplinary perspective. An integrative learning approach is used in the classroom, in which the active participation of classmates in the resolution of various real case studies is promoted in the form of dialogue and exchange of ideas.


Practical approach

The program has a theoretical base, taught by lecturers, complemented with practical experience acquired in class through real business case studies.


Executive vision

We take full advantage of the time available, concentrating valuable learning within a few hours, in accordance with the demands of our participants, who hold positions of great responsibility in important companies.


Evaluation consists of following the sessions and practical case studies worked on in class. 


The On-Campus&Live methodology allows you to follow the program in person and also remotely.

In this modality, two stable subgroups are opened that will coexist throughout the course: one face-to-face and the other with 100% remote students. The remote students will follow the program in a synchronous way with the face-to-face students. That is, they will share the same school calendar and schedule as the face-to-face students.

Personalized, interdisciplinary, and based on management as a practical resource for bringing ideas to life.

Professional Future

Executive Education training combines fundamental content for any professional currently employed in or seeking a managerial role, with activities aimed at putting the acquired knowledge into practice.

Student profile

The Executive Education Course participant ecosystem is made up of people with a relevant professional track record. 

The diversity of profiles and sectors represented in Executive training at UPF-BSM contributes to added value learning. It consists of directors, CEOs, managers, executives, entrepreneurs, consultants and heads of teams, areas and departments.


Average age


Average years of professional experience

Career opportunities

This Executive Education program provides the necessary knowledge to exercise executive and Director/Management functions.

  • Team or department manager.
  • Strategic consultant.
  • Management positions in functional areas related to sustainability, CSR, product design, etc.
  • Entrepreneur with your own project, thanks to the broad business vision provided to ensure its success.
  • Intrapreneur: entrepreneur of projects within your organization.

Admission and enrolment

The admission and enrolment process for this course consists of a few simple steps.

Who can apply?

Our Executive Education Courses are aimed at professionals in or seeking management positions and looking to acquire or recycle essential knowledge for their executive professional development.

How to apply?

To enrol in this program, you must read and accept the Contract Terms and Conditions and fill in the registration form.

The following steps need to be taken to register for the course:

1. Fill in the admission application form. You will receive a username and password to access the eSecretaría platform.
2. On the platform, upload a scanned copy of your ID (both sides).
3. Go to the "Enrolment" section to pay for the course by credit card or bank transfer.

In certain cases, additional documentation may be requested. 

The application is subject to the availability of places.

Application for admission
You are applying for admission to the program:
Circular Economy
Modality: Presencial
Language: Spanish