Diploma in Sustainability Management in Business

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  • Course Content
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  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Diploma in Sustainability Management in Business

Professional Diploma in Sustainability Management in Business

The United Nations define sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. In the last decades, the concepts of sustainable development and sustainability in business have become dominant in the political agenda both at national and international level and have a growing impact on the consumer behaviours. In this programme, learners will explore the concept of sustainability and its relationship to business and examine the issues related to sustainability management in a local and global context. This diploma will explain how sustainability management can be integrated into business operations and introduce students to diverse ways in which businesses can promote and implement sustainability and environmentally-conscious policies in the workplace. This programme will also review the support available to companies in Ireland for the development and implementation of ‘Green Business’ strategies.

Aims and Objectives



The aim of this programme is to outline how sustainability management can be integrated into business operations and introduce students to diverse ways in which businesses can promote and implement sustainability and environmentally-conscious policies in the workplace.


  • Examine the key areas of sustainability management in the workplace.

  • Understand how sustainability policies can positively impact business and its operations.

  • Develop an ability to create practical sustainability policies for the workplace.

  • Identify suitable communication strategies to disseminate sustainability practices and engagement.

  • Analyse the role that technology and innovation plays in supporting sustainability practices.



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Group Presentation 30%.
Group Debate 30%.
In week 12  students will submit a 1,500 - 2,000 word proposal for a sustainable management policy for their business, 40%.

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Programme Content

  • Introduction to Sustainability

  • Sustainability and Business

  • Sustainability and the Law

  • Sustainability and Finance

  • Sustainability in the Modern Workplace

  • Technology and Innovation

  • Creating and Implementing Practical Policies

  • Communication and Engagement

  • Environmental Improvement Funding 


This diploma will follow a cycle of 3 hours, one night per week, across a 12-week duration.


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Target Learners

This is a foundational level course. It will prepare students to create and implement sustainable management practices in business in a manner that is not merely cosmetic. This programme is non-specialist and will be suitable for a wide range of potential students.

Students will likely work in the field of business and/or have an interest in applying knowledge acquired in the programme to their own business or organisation. No special technical or mathematical proficiency is required.

Career Opportunities

This diploma is an ideal introduction to sustainability and environmental good practice for students seeking new employment and for professionals already working in business, who seek to understand how sustainability management can be integrated into business operations.


The fee for this Diploma is €1,500. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins. 

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Visit Us

Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about your course of interest. The open day will give you the opportunity to receive one on one advice and direction from leading academics in your chosen subject area, meet current students and also have your questions answered on entry requirements, student support and the admissions process. Find out when our next Open Event is taking place. The Admissions Office is located in our Aungier Street campus and you are welcome to visit the college to speak with a member of our admissions team from Monday to Fridays, 8:45am – 5:15pm. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

DBS Student Facilities

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

• Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. 
• DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. 
• DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills. 
• Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre. 
• Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

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Course overview


Certification: Dublin Business School
Schedule: 1 evening per week, Tuesday 6:15pm - 9:30pm
Next Intake: October 2024
Duration: 12 weeks Part-time

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2024. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm

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