Individuals from across the world may take part in the Foundation’s online and face-to-face courses.

Participatory learning is an important feature of all our courses and is consistent with our systems thinking and feedback-rich approach.

​Executive Education introductory course

Bradford University School of Management and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation present the essential briefing for senior managers and education professionals on the circular economy. See course details.

MBA and PGCert

Bradford University School of Management has launched the world’s first circular economy MBA, developed in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and leading businesses including B&Q, BT, Cisco, Renault and National Grid. Find out more about the MBA course.

Executive Masters

Cranfield University is currently developing a Masters in Technology Innovation and Management for a Circular Economy. This Part-Time MSc for industrial professionals will be developed with the flexibility to adapt to the needs of industry, organisational challenges and the changing lifestyle of learners incorporating flexible working and digital technologies. More information coming soon.


In 2015 TU Delft is running the world’s first edX MOOC on the Circular Economy, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability.

The MOOC runs from 20 October 2015 for seven weeks on the edX platform. Through the MOOC, learners are challenged to design a future that rethinks our current “take-make-waste” economy to focus on circular, innovative products and business models. Find out more about the MOOC and register.

Circular Economy Immersive

The Circular Economy Immersive is a one day capacity building opportunity to develop internal understanding of the circular economy with a focus on potential barriers and how to respond to them. The session is designed as a sector specific intensive workshop for colleagues of a similar decision-making level. It enables groups to consider how they might respond strategically to the opportunity of the circular economy, through peer to peer activities, sharing and networking with colleagues. More information coming soon.


From early 2016 the Foundation will be offering organisations the opportunity to scale up their circular economy programmes internally through a three phase virtual learning solution. We work with Leo as our learning technology partner in the development and implementation of this phased change management programme as outlined below.

  • Phase One: Cross-functional programme
  • Phase Two: Deep dives into four functional areas
  • Phase Three: A circular economy ‘game’ and peer-to-peer learning

Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF)

The Disruptive Innovation Festival 2015, is an online, open access event staged by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, taking place over three weeks. This year’s event will be held during 2-20 November. Sign up on the DIF website.