Aalto University Summer School

New Sustainability in Business

New Sustainability in Business is a hands-on, comprehensive course that explains how businesses can create sustainable value – not only for the economy, but also for the environment and society. We live in a rapidly changing world. In the 2020s, it is more essential than ever for companies to take sustainability seriously. This course has been designed especially for business practitioners and university students who want to learn the latest thinking on themes like corporate social responsibility, sustainable value creation and leading change towards sustainability.
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Teaching period:


Application period:

5.5.2021 – 31.12.2022

Course format:



4 weeks part-time


High school

Field of study:

Business and Economics




School of Business

Tuition fees:


Please note that this course is a self-directed open online course.

The course includes four distinct modules. See the course curriculum below for a detailed course outline. How long the course takes is up to you – you can work at your own pace. To access the content, the only thing you have to do is to sign up for the course. After that, all the course materials will be available for you.

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Self-directed studying

  1. Find the course here.
  2. Get acquainted with the course contents. The course is divided into four chapters, which all have at least three sections.
  3. After each section, there will be either a multiple-choice quiz or self-reflection questions.
  4. In order to pass the course, you will need to pass all quizzes and open questions.
  5. After successfully completing the course and paying the course fee, you will receive a Certificate and 2 ECTS from Aalto University. If you are an Aalto degree student, you don't have to pay the course fee to receive the Certificate and ECTS.
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Enrollment options

  1. Register now for the course. For Aalto University students, remember to enrol on the course New Sustainability in Business MNGT-C1007 in Sisu if you want to receive 2 ECTS.
  2. You can choose to either audit the course for free or pay a course fee during or after completion of the course. Once paying the course fee, you will receive a Certificate and 2 ECTS from Aalto University. Aalto University students receive the ECTS and a free Certificate automatically after completing the course.
  3. In order to access all course materials, you will have to pay the course fee. Upon completing the course and paying the course fee, your electronic Certificate and instructions for applying for 2 ECTS from Aalto University will be emailed to you. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.
  4. You can share your course certificates in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

Course contact details

The application period is open until 31.12.2022 00:00 (UTC+2)

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