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A pioneering educational offer on the circular economy


A master class of 30 multi-disciplinary international students: 6 compulsory courses in English to validate the curriculum, including a course dedicated to the realization of initiatives for our partners: design and prototyping of circular products, transformation of existing linear processes, design of new uses, implementation of reverse logistics chains, design of the supply chains of tomorrow.

An annual learning expedition to the pioneering countries of the circular economy, to meet players in all areas of the circular economy. In 2022, we met with various organizations and hubs in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

The program will be progressively deployed on all 3 of ESSEC's campuses (Singapore, Rabat, Cergy)

Chair teaching program

  • One mandatory Chair seminar:

DEVE31401 - Chair Seminar Circular Economy (T2): The Chair seminar consists of expert presentations and site visits and a one-week study trip to one of the pioneering countries of the circular economy. Meeting with academic experts, institutions, and companies in order to then be able to define roadmaps of the circular economy in organizations, which are inspired by these contributions and concrete examples.


  • Three mandatory courses:

      • DEVE31410 - Évaluation d’impact social et environmental (T2)

or

      • DEVE31411 - Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (T2)

and

      • ECOA31205 - Environmental Economics (T3)

and

      • DEVE31273 - From Linear To Circular: get the core methodology of circular economy (T2)


  • One elective course to be taken among:

  • CPTO31403 - Sustainability Performance

  • DEVC31206 - Gérer une entreprise sociale

  • DEVC31207 - Managing a Social Enterprise

  • DEVC31302 - Introduction à l’impact investing

  • DEVC31304 - Enjeux de la transition énergétique

  • DEVC31211 - Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development

  • DEVN31300 - Dialogue entre parties prenantes et co-développement dans les pays émergents

  • DEVN31301 - Companies and Sustainable Development: Ethics, Business and Corporate Responsibilities

  • FINM31217 - ESG Investing and Green Finance

  • MGTE31409 - Cleantech Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • MGTS31409 - Auto and Mobility Industry Strategy

  • One application seminar:

  • DEVE31403 - Circularize your organization (T3): a seminar where student groups will work on application cases, whose problems will be given by the partner sponsors.

Students will learn:

  • To implement and deploy a circular economy project with a focus on a specific sector and an element of the company’s specific value chain

  • How to develop an economic, social, and environmental model

  • How to present the results of their work to company representatives

Chair validation conditions

  • 1 mandatory Chair seminar

  • 3 mandatory courses

  • 1 mandatory application seminar

  • 1 elective course