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Circular Economy and Sustainable Business

Explore real-life applications of circularity in business management

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About the Course

The University of Chicago’s eight-week Circular Economy and Sustainable Business course explores regenerative models and transition strategies, misconceptions, and the latest trends in the field, including impact evaluation through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

You Will Learn To:

  • Develop problem-solving skills to integrate circularity concepts into operational and financial applications.
  • Become comfortable analyzing qualitative and quantitative circularity metrics.
  • Define environmental and social dimensions for companies, investors, consumers, and the public sector to enable the benefits of circularity.


After successfully completing the course, you will receive a credential certified by the University of Chicago.

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Career Outlook

The digital age is a global one, and environmental and social responsibility is no longer negotiable. Every industry—from the fashion sector to oil and gas—is looking for ways to support sustainability and take part in the circular economy.




The average salary for a reverse logistics manager in the United States.

Source: Glassdoor


The percentage of consumers who want to adopt circular practices.

Source: Capgemini



The total anticipated economic benefit of the transition to a circular economy by 2030.

Source: World Economic Forum

  • Chief Sustainability Officer   
  • Circular Economy Specialist  
  • Circular Investment Specialist  
  • Director of Corporate Social Responsibility  
  • Environmental Consultant  
  • ESG Officer  
  • Product Lifecycle Manager  
  • Product and Packaging Designer   
  • Reverse Logistics Manager  
  • Sustainability Assessor

Meet Your Instructor

These instructors teach this course regularly. Please speak to your enrollment advisor if you wish to know who the current teacher is.

Alessia Falsarone

Alessia Falsarone, MBA, MSc, SASB FSA

Sustainable Finance Specialist

Alessia Falsarone is a sustainable finance expert and educator who discovered her passion for impact science while studying mathematics at Stanford University. Her work bridges the gap between sustainability, financial innovation, and risk-taking behaviors.

A fellow of the Aspen Institute, Falsarone advocates for the role of impact science in business education. Her latest publication, The Impact Challenge: Reframing Sustainability for Businesses, was featured in Stanford Magazine’s 2022 Author Showcase. She is an alumna of Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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The University of Chicago Approach to Online Learning

Our online learning programs are crafted with your specific needs in mind. Programs combine e-learning with live, interactive sessions to strengthen your skill set while maximizing your time. We couple academic theory and business knowledge with practical, real-world application. Through online learning sessions, you will have an opportunity to grow your professional network and interact with University of Chicago instructors and your classmates.

“By directly involving students in the challenge of securing the right data and exploring potential solutions, we’re equipping them with the foundational skills required to deliver tangible results to clients.”

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Are you ready to take a leap forward and immerse yourself in a new learning experience? Register online or schedule a call to request more information. Enroll now and gain valuable knowledge and skills that will boost your career to the next level.