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Master's Program

Circular Economy

Embracing the New Business Paradigm,

from Theory to Practice


The European Institute of Innovation for Sustainability is a place where education, research and experimentation come together to achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability via innovative solutions.

At EIIS, there are no professors nor students, only people striving to make learning an engaging activity defined by continuous interaction

 Here, we believe that there is no sustainability without innovation.

Why a Master in

Circular Economy Management?

500 billion tonnes of resources have been consumed globally, over the past six years.

70% of virgin materials have been extracted, after we exceeded Earth's restorative capacity in 2016. Per year, only 8.6% of these resources makes it back into our economy. 

The current linear economic model consumes 100 billion tonnes of materials per year and wastes over 90% of them. *

The shortage of raw materials and the consequent increase in their prices combined with the current climate and geopolitical crises have dramatically impacted the economy on a global scale.


In a scenario so complex, to move towards a sustainable future, we need innovative tools and better ways of producing and consuming. In other words, we need to start thinking circularly and implement a self regenerative, sustainability-conscious, economic model: the Circular Economy.

As a growing number of individuals, companies and institutions are joining this system, we are steadily moving from a linear to a circular economy.

Nonetheless, achieving a complete transition will require a continuous and communal effort. 

The Circular Economy is more than recycling and reusing. It relies on 5 pillars:

Product as a service

Sustainable input

Life extension

Recycle & Reuse

Our Master

Companies that began adopting circular practices are performing better than their competitors, stimulating growth and creating a more sustainable organizational culture.


Moreover, the Circular Economy provides a major opportunity for employment and career advancement. The demand for trained professionals who can adapt and apply the latest operational tools is now high and will continue to grow in the coming years.

Therefore, understanding how the Circular Economy works and acquiring a circular mindset has become essential to succeed in the job market.


During this 12-month program, you will work with our experts, to tackle complex environmental problems and explore different topics - including but not limited to, Circular Thinking, Technological and Sustainable Innovation, Waste Management, Marketing and Communication Strategies.

We firmly believe in the importance of circularity as a mindset.

This Master's Program aims at promoting and transferring this circular way of thinking to its participants, to drastically change their mindset.


What you will learn

During the Master’s Program the participants will learn how to:

Confidently innovate existing products and services from a circular perspective;

Effectively tackle real-life case studies and complex challenges in circular products and processes;

Successfully connect with companies in each segment of the value chain;

Professionally handle interactions with business representatives.

What you will learn

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Who is it for

This Master's Program is designed for professionals with at least 2 years of work experience who wish to gain specialistic knowledge and skills on the Circular Economy and aim to advance their careers within private companies, public administrations, international institutions, and NGOs.


who want to acquire a circular mindset and learn new knowledge and skills to access new managerial positions within their organization.
Areas of expertise: Energy, Mobility, Waste, Product and Project management.

who want either to specialize or  begin a career in the sustainability sector and thus attract clients who are transitioning from a linear to a circular business model. 

who want to gain a competitive advantage in the market by leading their companies to adopt the principles of the Circular Economy.

Who is it for

Our Approach

Challenge Based Learning

Traditional learning methods are typically influenced by various aspects that are not always engaging in a multilevel classroom. This is why EIIS adopts Challenge Based Learning, a learning methodology that starts from a real problem and engages participants to solve a challenge.

The challenge stimulates the process of sharing new ideas, applying one's personal strengths in a collaborative environment which as a result makes learning fun and inspiring.

Our Programs

We structure our programs with one common goal: connecting people, ideas, and resources to further discuss how we can achieve sustainable development in different areas.


Using an innovative teaching method, EIIS prepares students to face future challenges, making them skilled and mindful individuals. Entering a world of innovation for sustainability and gaining the skills and tools to acquire a sustainable mindset.

Diversity & Inclusion

EIIS is a diverse and inclusive community, where differences are valued. 

Thanks to the Master’s Program, the participants join a thriving community, building international collaborations and widening their network.

Within this collaborative environment, they will have the opportunity to launch their career and discover new areas of interest.


The Master's program is only the beginning of your journey as a member of the EIIS Community.

We are an international community that believes in fostering innovation by connecting sustainable minds.


We gather participants and experts from the various editions of EIIS programs and encourage everyone to keep in touch and get involved in as series of activieties that go behond the courses proper.



Meet some of the master’s experts!

Useful info

Useful info

May 2024
12 months

Lectures run online alternating live and on-demand contents.
Live lectures will be broadcasted on our platform every fortnight on Thursdays and Fridays. 


A 15% discount is provided for lump-sum payments by bank transfer.

10 Modules


Project work;

Midterm evaluation;

Final certificate of completion.

Program Structure

Module 1

Becoming a Sustainable Mind

Module 2

Basics to Circular Economy

Module 3

Technological and Sustainable Innovation

Module 4

Sustainable Input: Raw Materials exploitation and Energy Circularity

Module 5

Sustainable Input Focus: Water Circularity

Module 6

Product as Service and Sharing Regeneration, + Recycling and Reuse

Module 7

Operations Management, Supply Chain, 
Industrial Symbiosis

Module 8

Environmental Law and Legislation

Module 9

Certification Systems

Module 10

Marketing and Communication Strategies


How to apply


Book a free call

with our Admissions Team for any question.

As a final step of the process, we will schedule an evaluation interview with a member of our Educational Department.

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How to apply

Shaping your career


This document attests in which areas the participant demonstrates greater proficiency and attitude. It results from the participant's work on the challenges, the assessments, and one-to-one mentoring.

The EIIS Portfolio will be the participants’ business card as future Circular Economy Managers.

Career Advisory

Furthermore, we will offer the participants the opportunity to receive advice on the post-Master career path, and assist them with interview prep to face new job opportunities.

At the end of the Master's Program, a workshop will be held by a Michael Page recruiter. Included will be coaching activities focused on improving the skills needed in your given market. Experts will introduce you to the correct creation of a Curriculum Vitae and will show you a short guide on how to approach job interviews.

Soft Skills

During the Master’s Program, the participants will have the unique opportunity to develop their soft skills. Our experts will help them appreciate and consolidate strengths and individuate and reinforce the areas of improvement. Thanks to a series of assessments that they will carry out over the year of training, the participants will be able to monitor your improvements.

In addition, the program offers one-to-one mentoring sessions to ensure participants will make the most of the learning experience.

Shaping your career

On Board together


By attending the Master’s Program, the participants will join the EIIS community. This is a network of experts and students from the different programs (past and present) of the Institute. In so doing, they will have the chance to widen their international connections, establishing lasting collaborations.

The participants are encouraged to join the EIIS Cafès. This is a series of informal meetings envisioned to connect sustainable minds, share ideas, and further discuss the most interesting topics covered in class.

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EIIS is committed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda.


Do you want to learn more about the Master?

Welcome to EIIS

Welcome to EIIS

At EIIS, individuals and companies come together to achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability through education, research, and experimentation. We do not have students and professors, but people who wants to play an active role in today’s society. We do not have companies and suppliers, but peers who cooperate for a better future.

EIIS operates across different fields, from Education to Business, from Research to Corporate Consulting. We collaborate with major companies and outstanding experts to create certificate programs that prepare participants for real-world challenges.


"We don’t have students and we don’t have professors. We have just people. And we don’t have things to memorize or study, we have things to discover."

Andrea Geremicca

Director General

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People enrolled in the courses, coming from different countries (USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Uruguay, Mexico, Africa, Denmark, Poland, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Greece, Columbia, India, Ireland, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, etc.).

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EIIS strives to be benchmark for innovate and sustainable education.  So, it gathers great minds to work together in continuous, tireless and exciting pursuit of excellence.

The EIIS method can be defined by the 6 Es:


High-quality content can easily get lost if it fails to capture the attention and curiosity of the participants . Creating a rapport with the audience is the greatest challenge when a screen (real or metaphorical) is placed between the speaker and participants. The difference between online and offline dynamics is comparable to that of theatre against that of television. These are similar entertainments with very different timings and modalities of fruition.


To achieve sustainability, it is necessary to innovate not only our production processes or our energy supply systems but also ourselves and our understanding of the world. Thus, education becomes a fundamental part of our journey toward a sustainable future.  One that is prompted by curiosity and the desire to share with others our abilities, knowledge, and skills.


Online situations make interactions difficult, not only because of technical issues (e.g. problems with connection, audio, video) but also because people may feel hidden away behind their screens and can get used to not being ‘seen’. To force participants out of their comfort zone, to encourage them to partake in the online class actively, and ultimately benefit from the learning experience, digital interactions must include instant polls, Q&A sessions, or pre-circulated materials.


If learning is a journey in which everyone is called upon to participate, this journey can only happen through fun and entertainment.

Delivering content effectively online is a challenge. To succeed, it is necessary to capture the listeners’ attention and curiosity through innovative educational methods.


Trying to copy and translate in-person methods online is a mistake, as it usually results in a frustrated audience. This is why we decided to change our teaching methods.  We design our online courses as if the physical world did not exist; we do this by capitalizing on the strengths of the digital world and not simply replicating in-person sessions.


Therefore, a successful digital transition requires not only new tecnical skills but different designing. 
The roles of ‘director’ or ‘moderator’ are now crucial to a successful online class.


We work with

We operate in various fields ranging from Education to Business Training, Applied Research and Corporate Consulting Courses.

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For further information send an email to and include "Master in Circular Economy Management” in your subject line or book a call with our Admission Team.

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