Sustainability and Systemic Change - MBA module Business & Sustainable Transitions

March 11, 2024
3 x 2 days
6-8 uur per week (excl. colleges)
€ 7,145 (VAT exempt)

Sustainability & Systemic Change

Sustainable entrepreneurship offers a ‘license to grow and to operate for the future’. For both governments and organizations, sustainability is an integral part of a future-proof strategy. Not only because of the impact on our environment, but also in terms of the many new business opportunities this offers, based on multiple and shared value creation. This requires a proactive and strategic approach from a chain (transcending) perspective. Do you want to be the leader within your own organization that fuels the change to sustainable entrepreneurship? Are you looking for the tools to initiate new opportunities or to respond effectively in the face of game-changing innovations? The module Sustainability & Systemic Change deals with these questions in a practice-oriented approach.

 Sustainable value creation through strong and progressive leadership

Over the course of our module Sustainability & Systemic Change you will develop the knowledge and skills to create opportunities for sustainable value creation from a leadership role. Using test cases from the practice of our participants we discuss the consequences of economic activity for the planet, the environment, the climate, humanity and society, and the risks and particularly the interesting opportunities this offers for disruptive innovation. Following on that, you will reflect on your own role, and you will learn how to make greater impact on your organization with sustainable leadership and entrepreneurship. 

  • Content matching the participants' work practice
  • Developing by learning from each other
  • Modular program design

What are you going to do? 

In the module Sustainability & Systemic Change, you will discover how your organization can benefit from opportunities for sustainable value creation. In addition, you will develop your skills in sustainable leadership and your ability to persuade others, both within and outside your organization. The module consists of three blocks:
  • Why do we need disruptive innovation for a sustainable world? 
  • Recognizing and using sustainability as an opportunity for game-changing innovation
  • How do you manage organizational change and disruptive innovation? 

What’s in it for you?

  • You gain insight in the consequences and risks associated with economic activity for the environment and for people 
  • You recognize interesting new opportunities for innovation linked to sustainability
  • You develop your own leadership role in implementing changes regarding sustainability
  • You reflect on your own values and on your interpretation of your leadership role
  • You gain persuasive skills with regards to sustainable entrepreneurship

Why choosing a module of the Modular Executive MBA?

The Sustainability & Systemic Change module is part of the Modular Executive MBA in Business & Sustainable Transitions but can be taken separately. Do you want to follow only this module? That is possible! After successful completion of the module you will receive a certificate. Do you want to follow more modules after this module or even go for a full MBA? That is also possible. To obtain your MBA title, you will follow six minimum modules, two specialization modules, the international study trip and the MBA thesis.

More Information

Want to know more about the module or the Modular Executive MBA program? Download the brochure, come to an experience session or contact our program advisors for personal advice.

During the Sustainability and Systemic Change module, inspiring speakers give their vision and share their experience about the most important principles and insights.

Guest Lectures

  • New business models. How companies concretely change their business models to reach higher level of sustainability. What are the tools that can support the developments of these new value propositions? By Nancy Bocken, Professor and research coordinator at Lund University, Sweden and Associate Professor TU Delft.
  • Energy in Transition. The need for sustainability and disruptive innovation in business. The role of vision, perseverance and creativity in creating opportunities for sustainable development. By Marjan Minnesma, Director Urgenda
  • Market transformation. From the margins to the mainstream: A system approach to market transformation towards higher levels of sustainability. By Lucas Simons, Founder/CEO NewForesight

Core teachers

Admission and application

To be eligible for the module Sustainability & Systemic Change you need:

  • At least five years of strategic experience as a manager, executive, entrepreneur or in an otherwise influential position.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree or a demonstrable equivalent ability.
  • Good command of English.

Experience session

If you are interested in this module, please join us for an experience session. This allows you to familiarize yourself with the program and attend a trial lecture. You will meet people who are already following the program or some modules of it or have followed it and get an idea of how they manage to combine their studies with a busy job and social life..

You can also contact us at any time for a personal consultation; we are happy to advise you and answer any questions you may have.



Is this your first module?
Then mark down in your calendar the Introduction Meeting for new participants, it will be on March 4, 2024 from 15:00 - 18:15 (exclusive dinner).

Block 1:
March 11, 2024 - 09:00-22:00 (incl. dinner)
March 12, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

Block 2:
April 25, 2024- 09:00-22:00 (incl. dinner)
April 26, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

Block 3:
June 13, 2024 - 09:00-22:00 (incl. diner)
June 14, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

Application deadline: February 19, 2024

Apply now

Have you become excited about Nyenrode's module Sustainability & Systemic Change? Apply now.
After your application has been received, we will send you an email outlining what we need to complete your registration.



Your investment for this module is € 7,145. This amount is exempt from VAT and includes access to all of Nyenrode's physical and virtual student facilities as well as food and drink on the module days. Hotel accommodations are not included in the price and can be booked separately.


All amounts and terms are indicative (excluding additional costs, unless otherwise stated) and subject to periodic changes.