Circular Economy and Sustainable Innovation, M.Sc. | ESDES Lyon Business School | Lyon, France
13 months
11446 EUR/year
11446 EUR/year
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The MSc Circular Economy and Sustainable Innovation at ESDES Lyon Business School aims to train professionals in the circular economy. They will be capable of defining a strategy for transforming the business model of a company or an organization by proposing innovative and sustainable solutions, in accordance with the concepts and challenges of the circular economy.

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The MSc Circular Economy and Sustainable Innovation at ESDES Lyon Business School is designed to help you understand the growing businesses cases for sustainable solutions and learn how to manage and grow a sustainable business.

Key facts

The overexploitation of natural resources required to achieve economic growth has negatively impacted the environment and adversely affected their availability and cost. So, it is easy to see why the idea of a circular economy, which offers new ways to create a more sustainable economic growth model, is taking hold across the globe.

The transition towards a circular economy means restructuring economic models in order to meet the challenges of resources and environmental preservation. With the European Green Deal, nearly 700,000 local, sustainable and non-relocatable jobs will be created around eco-design, the economy of functionality, waste prevention and recycling, …

With a 13-months period (including 4 of internships), the new MSc was built in collaboration with the main stakeholders of the circular economy. Accessible with a Master 1, the program, 100% in English, will allow students to acquire the skills to implement and evaluate the circularization strategy with regard to societal and environmental impacts, to support performance and change remediation. The teachings will leave a large part to real experience, to intervene with business managers that initiated the creation of the program and to the expertise of our research professors in order to train our students on tomorrow’s professions: Sustainable procurement manager, circular economy Manager, functionality economy consultant, sustainable transition manager…

Programme Structure

  •  Study business in France and follow a program taught in English, within a multicultural context,

  •  Learn with a balanced mix of academic and professional experiences,

  • Acquire a solid and lasting foundation for the progression of your career,

  • Develop your managerial skills and reveal your leadership potential,

  • Become an expert in a high potential field and highly innovative activity, in 13 months.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Upon completion of the four competency blocks (each competency block runs over a period of 2 months)


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

 The candidate must

  •  be finishing or have already completed a four year degree (equivalent to 240 ECTS) in France or abroad ; BBA or M1 in the fields of Engineering, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, etc.

  •  have at least a B2 level in English (5.5 IELTS] Applications will be received once all documents are submitted. Applicants will also be invited to a personal interview online and in English, as part of admission process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11446 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12400 EUR for the full programme during 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11446 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12400 EUR for the full programme during 13 months.

Living costs for Lyon

891 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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