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wir902 - International Sustainability Management (Complete module description)
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Module label International Sustainability Management
Modulkürzel wir902
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics)
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule NM-BWL
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule RdW - BWL
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Module der Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften (Master)
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Basic and Accentuation Modules
  • Master's Programme Water and Coastal Management (Master) > Socioeconomics
Zuständige Personen
Siebenhüner, Bernd (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Wegner, Alkje (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Sievers-Glotzbach, Stefanie (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
- Knowledge on the basic concepts and strategies of sustainability management related to corporate practice:
* Sustainability: Basic concepts, strategies,
* Domestic and international challenges for business,
* Business case for sustainable development,
* Integrative concepts of sustainable corporations,
* Sustainable strategies,
* Management instruments
- Discussing topics of international sustainability management with students from different scientific disciplines.
- Ability to present and evaluate different concepts and instruments of international sustainability management
Module contents
This module consists of a one lecture and one seminar (2 weekly contact hours per lecture/seminar) dealing with basic concepts and strategies of sustainability management within corporations. Both, lecture and seminar give an overview of current sustainability strategies for companies and present a variety of instruments to integrate and initiate sustainable development within corporations. While the lecture focuses more on theoretical approaches and introduces basic concepts of corporate sustainability management, the seminar provides a variety of case studies and business cases to demonstrate different concepts and instruments of sustainability management. The seminar provides the possibilities for inter- and transdisciplinary exchange and discussions.
BMU/BDI (Eds.) 2002: Sustainability Management in Business Enterprises. CSM, University of Lueneburg (Schaltegger, Herzig, Kleiber, Müller),
Charter, Martin/Tischner, Ursula (Eds.) (2001): Sustainable Solutions, Developing Products and Services for the Future, Sheffield: Greenleaf;
Board on Sustainable Development of the National Research Council, 1999 Our Common Journey: A Transition Toward Sustainability. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press;
Dyllick, Thomas, and Kay Hockerts, 2002 "Beyond the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability." Business Strategy and the Environment, 2002: 130-141;
Gladwin, T., et al., 1995 "Shifting paradigms for sustainable development: Implications for management theory and research." Academy of Management Review, 20: 874 - 907;
Hart, Stuart, 1997 "Strategies for a sustainable world." Harvard Business Review, January-February 1997: 67-76;
Holliday, Charles O., et al., 2002 Walking the Talk. The Business Case for Sustainable Development. Sheffield: Greenleaf;
Hutchinson, Andrew, and Frances Hutchinson, 1997 Environmental Business Management: Sustainable Development in the New Millennium. London u.a.: McGraw-Hill.
Shrivastava, Paul, and Stuart L. Hart, 1995 "Creating sustainable corporations." Business Strategyandthe Environment 1995: 154 165.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level BM (Basismodul / Base)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 28
Seminar 2 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
By the end of the lecture period
Presentation and written summary