Green Transition & ESG-Management

Sustainability as a holistic transformation process and integrative approach

All markets experience fundamental changes due to the current transformation towards sustainability. Most companies have to change in order to maintain their market position and to develop promising strategies and business models.

This certificate course addresses experts and executives who want to further educate themselves on the topic of ESG management and sustainability in corporate management. It focuses on the fields of environmental, social and governance issues (ESG). The program equips participants with practical and theoretical tools to competently and entrepreneurially address challenges in the face of extensive regulatory, market-specific and societal changes.

Participants develop the necessary expertise and skills to successfully meet the complex requirements of the "green" transformation leading to a sustainable economy, especially in the context of the European Green Deal.. They develop practical, concise and relevant content, which they implement directly into their own practice using scientifically based tools and frameworks.

Supported by experts from science and practice, the participants develop the foundation of their sustainability strategy and subsequent reporting, learn from best practice examples and network with dedicated participants from different sectors.


Upon completion of the Certificate in Green Transition & ESG-Management, you will be able to

  • identify and manage current and future challenges for companies and organizations - especially in the European context;
  • understand sustainability as a holistic transformation process and integrative approach;
  • identify and evaluate the risks and potentials of this transformation for your own company and initiate targeted measures;
  • define, reflect and develop skills, competencies, attitudes and value systems related to responsible management and green transformation;
  • classify, apply and implement regulatory requirements and options with regard to various sustainability standards and guidelines;
  • initiate and accompany the necessary change processes in your own company;
  • formulate the concept of a sustainability strategy, focusing on relevant areas of your company;
  • create new networks and relationships in order to use synergies to promote sustainable development beyond your own company.

The part-time course is designed for

  • managers & managing directors;
  • experts from product management, procurement, communication, marketing, brand management, controlling & finance;
  • representatives in the field of sustainability, environmental management, quality management, energy management;
  • engineers in the field of environmental & process engineering; environmental computer scientists; employees in environmental administration.



Short Facts
  • Duration: 10 online-weeks + 6 on-campus sessions
  • Next Start: 11.10.2024
  • Application deadline: 01.09.2024
  • Language: German
  • Tuition fee: EUR 5.450,-
  • ECTS: 20

The certificate course is fundabel via Skills Scheck.

The certificate course can be counted towards selected Master Degree Programs.

Apply now!

 Victoria Lettenbichler | Program Manager
Victoria Lettenbichler Program Manager +43 512 2070 - 2102

Your way to success

The certificate course is a part-time course of study based on a didactic concept tailored to the needs of professional decision makers.


  • More information on costs & teaching principles can be found here.
  • Detailed schedule on request.

The following achievements are to be provided:

  • Project Work: serves the transfer of learning & implementation into the professional practice and deals with approaches to solutions.
  • Final Thesis: deals with operational problems and approaches to solutions.
  • Final Examination: presentation of the Final Thesis, discussion and feedback.

The faculty includes researchers and experienced practitioners with proven expertise in their respective areas of specialization. Participants in the course will benefit from the combination of recent scientific findings and extensive practical experience provided by our team.

Scientific Management

Mag. Regina Obexer
MCI Head of the Center for Responsible Management & Social Impact, Innsbruck / Tyrol

Dr. Daniel Degischer
MCI Lecturer Department Management & Law, Innsbruck / Tyrol

Philipp Hörmann, MSc
Managing Director & Senior Consultant, WeitBlick Impulse • Beratung • Partner, Göfis / Vorarlberg

Faculty (excerpt)

Christiane Aufschnaiter, Bakk. Phil. PhD
MCI Head of Bachlors Program Business Administration Online, Innsbruck, Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Bernd Ebersberger
Head of Innovation Management at University of Hohenheim / Germany

FH-Prof. Dr. Maria Pammer
MCI Head of Department & Studies Business Administration Online, Innsbruck / Tyrol

Dr. Endrik Lengwenat
Management Consultant for Sustainability and Climate Protection, Schruns / Vorarlberg

The MCI certificate programs have been designed to meet the highest international quality standards. They are continuously assessed by internal and external bodies.

All business-related MCI study programs have been accredited by the renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The certificate course can be counted towards selected Master Degree Programs.



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