Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy, Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 28 days
    Duration
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About

Are you responsible for dealing with the economics and policies governing the transition- and implementation of biobased products and resources? Join the course Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy and discover the whole value chain from Research & Development, over application, processing, retailing and final demand. 

Learn how the value chain and the rents and their distribution along the chain are affected by policies. Examples such as the benefits and costs of developing, cultivating, and marketing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be discussed extensively.

Upgrade your knowledge about the recent trends in the circular economy and in sustainable business. Know how to measure adoption and environmental benefits, learn about the benefits and costs and the distribution of sustainable products, market power, approval processes, supply chain, guiding policies and the current social debate.

This Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy course at Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX is part of the MicroMasters program Business and Economics for a Circular Economy.

Explore the other courses in the MicroMasters program:

  • Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • From Fossil Resources to Biomass: a Chemistry Perspective
  • Capstone Business and Economics for a Circular Economy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Intensity 12 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      12 to 20 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
    Schedule TOEFL® Schedule IELTS
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Explain the economic issues and policies affecting the biobased economy at the EU and international level
  • Identify the important factors driving the development of the circular bioeconomy
  • Assess the development of the circular bioeconomy from an economic perspective

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

To optimally learn in/from and complete the complete MicroMasters Program we expect you to have a bachelor degree in social sciences (preferably business-, or economics). However, there is no formal entry level requirement for this MOOC.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    149 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 149 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
  • National

    149 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 149 USD for the full programme and a duration of 28 days.
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