Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
6 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Work and Employment Studies
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Dr Jean McCarthy
Address: Department of Work and Employment Studies Email:

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Brief Description

Next Intake: Autumn 2023

Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this MicroCred. Applications without this cannot be processed. You may apply for more than one module under the same application.

Description Code Level Next Intake Cost Delivery
Sustainable Organisations and Decision Making PM5011 9 (6 ECTS) Sept. 2023 TBC Online

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MircoCreds are: 

The last 70 years have seen the most rapid transformation of the human relationship with the natural world in the history of humankind, a phenomenon known as the "Great Acceleration". Steffen et al. (2015) outlined an urgent need for a new paradigm that integrates the continued development of human societies and the maintenance of the earth system in a resilient and accommodating state; what has widely been termed "sustainability".

The purpose of this MicroCred is to provide students with a deep contextual understanding of sustainability issues as they influence work and organisations in parallel with the digital transformation of the workplace. Further, the MicroCred considers cutting edge research and practice in the creation of sustainable, inclusive, hybrid work environments, and offers students a guided opportunity to create an actionable sustainable work initiative.

Learning outcomes:

On the successful completion of this MicroCred participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global environmental, economic, social, and technological trends shaping contemporary organisations
  • Compare and contrast how different business contexts have engaged with sustainable and inclusive work environments
  • Compare and contrast how different business contexts have engaged with digital transformation of work
  • Articulate the strategic business case for sustainable change in organisations
  • Embed sustainability in organisational decision making
  • Implement new and emerging tools, techniques, policies, and practices for the development of sustainable and inclusive work
  • Be an advocate for a sustainable agenda in organisations


Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.


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