Corporate Sustainability Management

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have thorough knowledge and understanding of the framework conditions, challenges and roles of enterprises and organisations in relation to sustainable development, including also the tools and systems which are relevant on an organisation level
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of Problem Based Learning (PBL) as implemented in the Aalborg PBL model at The Technical Faculty of IT and Design

Skills

  • Can identify, analyse and assess project-relevant sustainability problems and consequences
  • Can understand, use and critically reflect on relevant quantitative as well as qualitative methods of analysis
  • Can independently procure relevant data in relation to the challenge and problem of the project and assess the quality and reliability of these data
  • Can motivate, argue and communicate the general structure and methods of the project. Must also be able to reflect critically on sources and use accurate source referencing
  • Can use project-relevant theories to structure plans and action for improved sustainability at organisation level
  • Can structure project management activities based on a well-formulated problem formulation

Competences

  • Can structure and handle the complex combinations of specific challenges at an organisation level (eg. business level)
  • Can combine and compose the use of relevant theories, understandings, methods and models so that they form an analytical framework to be used when preparing specific strategies and plans adapted to the possibilities of the enterprise(s) or organisation(s).
  • Can independently start and participate in interdisciplinary sustainability planning tasks and co-operation on an organisation level
  • Can reflect on, plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work in groups. 

Exam

Exams

Name of examCorporate Sustainability Management
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentStated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleOrganisationsrelateret bæredygtighedsledelse
Module codePGLEMSK17101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design