Impact Certificate

Leading with Numbers

This program is designed for professionals seeking to integrate numerical precision with sustainable business strategies. From understanding sustainable business models and finance to honing performance and operational excellence, this program furnishes you with the expertise to lead confidently and make a tangible impact.

Learn to translate sustainability aspirations into tangible business models with evident financial advantages, navigating the intricate terrain of sustainable finance, and proficiently measuring and managing organizational performance.

CREDITS
15 ECTS
FORMAT
Online
DURATION
9 Weeks
TUITION
€2,450
LANGUAGE
English
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all
WEEKLY COMMITMENT
Approx. 10h
SCHEDULE
1 session / week
EVAULATION
Project-based
Join our learning community of 400+ change makers
RWTH Aachen University
GreenTech Alliance
United Nations Climate Change
LFCA (Leaders for Climate Action)
WU Executive Academy
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Integrate numerical precision with sustainable business strategies

This program is tailored to meet the diverse needs of professionals like:

Financial Analysts and Accountants interested in expanding their expertise into sustainable finance, impact accounting, sustainable investments and reporting.
Business Strategists and Consultants looking to integrate sustainability into business modeling and operational excellence through performance metrics.
Sustainability Managers focused on measuring and managing organizational performance with an emphasis on sustainability, aiming to align business strategies with environmental and social impact.
Entrepreneurs and Founders in the green and social enterprise sectors, interested in building sustainable business models and securing financing that aligns with their values.

Maximize Your Learning with Insightful Feedback From Industry Pros

Our challenge-based learning format allows you to immediately apply what you learned in real-world scenarios. Each Impact Certificate is made up of three challenges. You’ll work with other learners and experts in a global community to develop you competencies and network. In your Impact Certificate, you will solve these three challenges:
1
Sustainable Business Modeling
2
Sustainable Finance & Impact Accounting
3
Applied Performance & Operational Excellence

Your curriculum

Each Certificate Program comprises three interrelated challenges, equipping you with unique competencies to conquer current and future hurdles.

Challenge 1
Sustainable Business Modeling
This course will deepen your understanding of impact-driven business models. You will gain essential tools create innovative and environmentally conscious business models that drive long-term success while minimizing environmental impact. You will explore the origins, concepts, and typologies of sustainable business models, and delve into the drivers, barriers, and implications such organizations encounter.
Challenge 2
Sustainable Finance & Impact Accounting
Delve into the critical intersection of finance, sustainability, and impact accounting, equipping you with essential skills to measure and report on the efficiency and effectiveness of your sustainability actions. You will acquire skills in ESG-accounting and investments, explore regulatory frameworks, perform materiality and climate risk assessment, and learn the most important standards for impact measurement.
Challenge 3
Applied Performance & Operational Excellence
Explore the significance of operational excellence and meaningful metric evaluation in this challenge, which centers on performance measurement & growth management methods like OKRs and KPIs. You will explore the alignment between strategy, structure, and culture, delving into the essence of organizational performance and its measurement.

What you will learn

Upon completion, participants will able to:

Industry experts

Meet the speakers and mentors who will guide you.
Program Director & Professor of Sustainability
Maren Kropfeld
Dr. Maren Ingrid Kropfeld is a Professor of Sustainability & Entrepreneurship and Program Director for the Impact MBA at Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences. With a Ph.D. in Sustainable Business Models and Consumption Practices, Maren is an ardent sustainability advocate, wholeheartedly fostering collaboration and inspiration for sustainable impact. Her research centers on sufficiency-oriented business models, sustainable consumer practices, business model innovation for sustainability, and post-growth business models. As a seasoned sustainability consultant, she has honed her skills in crafting sustainability strategies and viable business solutions across diverse sectors. Maren's unwavering commitment lies in uniting industry, politics, non-profits, and academia to drive socio-ecological transformation collectively.

Get guidance from industry insiders

Leaders with extensive knowledge in their fields will be working with you to help you grow and achieve your goals.

Program Director & Professor of Sustainability
Maren Kropfeld
Dr. Maren Ingrid Kropfeld is a Professor of Sustainability & Entrepreneurship and Program Director for the Impact MBA at Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences. With a Ph.D. in Sustainable Business Models and Consumption Practices, Maren is an ardent sustainability advocate, wholeheartedly fostering collaboration and inspiration for sustainable impact. Her research centers on sufficiency-oriented business models, sustainable consumer practices, business model innovation for sustainability, and post-growth business models. As a seasoned sustainability consultant, she has honed her skills in crafting sustainability strategies and viable business solutions across diverse sectors. Maren's unwavering commitment lies in uniting industry, politics, non-profits, and academia to drive socio-ecological transformation collectively.

Your community, a collective of leaders

At ToU, you'll join a network of highly skilled disruptors and like-minded individuals who want to change the world —just  like you.

Global community

Our learners work for companies such as: Deutsche Bank, ExxonMobil, SAP, Climate-KIC, Deloitte, Deutsche Bahn, IBM, ING, Mattel, Microsoft, Nike, PwC, Riot Games, Siemens, Tesla, Weleda and more.

Online & in-person events

Access a variety of online and in-person community events to connect with peers, network with industry professionals, learn from experts, and stay ahead of the latest trends and innovations in your field.

Purpose-driven community

Learn, exchange and grow alongside a community of mission-driven innovators, visionaries, influencers, and change makers.

Empower Your Perspectives

Impact Certificates are tailor-made to enhance your professional growth and expand your network in a span of three months, all while accommodating your lifestyle with a flexible approach.

You can easily integrate participating in our Impact Certificates with your current work and personal commitments through our mobile-app.

You are joining a global community determined to create a better tomorrow while growing the necessary competencies to reach your goals.

Long-term vision, short-term action

In just ten weeks, you will learn 21st-century competencies that will not only help you accelerate your professional success but also your impact. Your community is filled with individuals from around the world with diverse backgrounds and expertise.

Enroll now to reserve your spot. Our Admissions Team will reach out to you shortly after.

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Highlights

Three
Months (10 weeks)
10-15h
weekly COMMITMENT
25
LEARNERS PER cohort
1
LIVE Course discussion per week
€2.450
fee
15 ECTS
transferable ECTS
Slack
Community
Validate your competencies with a certificate
Upon successfully completing the challenge, you'll receive a digital certificate worth 15 ECTS that can be shared with your personal and professional networks.

Apply to reserve your spot, program starts:

6th May 2024

ToU Application Deadline
regular admission / €2.450 fee
29th April 2024
Program Starts
6th May 2024
Certificate

Upon successfully completing the the Impact Degree in GreenTech, you'll receive a digital certificate that can be shared with your personal and professional networks.

5 Reasons Our Learners Love Us

Skills that Set You Up for Success

Our challenge-based learning model, equips you with practical, real-world skills needed to drive digital and sustainable transformations in any future business scenario.

Learn, Connect & Grow Globally

Our diverse community of impact-driven learners from +30 countries, offers a unique global network and multicultural experience, both online and through regional meet-ups.

Faculty & Mentors who Support You

Experience the support and guidance of our dedicated and responsive faculty and mentors, who are committed to support your educational success.

Radically Affordable Tuition Model

Access quality education at an exceptional value, starting at €6,600/year. As a fully-accredited university, you can also apply for a variety of scholarships and funding options.

100% Online & Flexible

Study part-time, full-time and from anywhere in the world! With our flexible learning model you can easily adapt your study schedule to your work, travel and personal commitments.

Hear from our learners

From gaining valuable skills and knowledge to building a supportive network, they highly recommend it.
Isabel Sum
ToU Learner

I love the learning experience at Tomorrow University because it truly is built on digital education combined with actionable and practical challenges.

Alexander Woegerer
ToU Learner

An inspiring mindset coupled with the idea of challenge-based learning and working on exciting projects with great people from different countries from various professional backgrounds convinced me to go on this journey with Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences.

Volodymyr Danylov
ToU Learner

I'm 100% sure that I will remember ToU as the university which allowed me to gain direction first, and then learn the skills needed.

Join 400+ change makers
Enrol today
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Isabel Sum
ToU Learner

I love the learning experience at Tomorrow University because it truly is built on digital education combined with actionable and practical challenges.

Alexander Woegerer
ToU Learner

An inspiring mindset coupled with the idea of challenge-based learning and working on exciting projects with great people from different countries from various professional backgrounds convinced me to go on this journey with Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences.

Volodymyr Danylov
ToU Learner

I'm 100% sure that I will remember ToU as the university which allowed me to gain direction first, and then learn the skills needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Impact Cerificate
Leading with Numbers
LAST DAY TO APPLY
29th April 2024
DURATION
9-weeks
COST
€2450
STACKABLE
15