Professional consultancy projects are an integral part of the Diploma in Advanced Sustainability.
Professional consulting project in Business Sustainability
The Diploma of Advanced Sustainability includes a 10-month consulting project with a real company and consulting contract in the area of business sustainability. The project consists of approximately 230 hours and replaces the traditional thesis. It significantly complements the academic courses, ensuring that you have not only acquired a broad expertise in sustainability but have also completed a complex, real-life consulting project during your studies.
Consulting projects are provided by organizations typically based in Switzerland. They include a wide range of strategically relevant challenges in product development, purchasing, supply chain, market analysis, labeling, employer branding, and communications.
Projects are assigned to small, multi-faceted teams of 3-5 course participants. Teams are mentored by experienced faculty, providing continuous support and feedback throughout the program. The project is to be completed between October and June with two intermediate presentations in May and in August, and the final presentation in June.
Please note that the Certificate in Business Sustainability does not include a consulting project but a personal impact project on which participants work independently with support from our leadership coaches.