Sustainability in Organisations

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module focuses on sustainable development in organisations. The background is that sustainability has become central for strategy, leadership and organisation. Sustainability implies a need for ethical reflection and practice in relation to people, communities and the environment. The module focuses on the organisation’s answerability and responsibility in relation to management and change.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • sustainability and ethics in relation to management and organisation.
  • sustainable change management.
  • strategy and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  •  applying perspectives on sustainability, ethics and CSR to analyse organisations.
  • analysing ethical problems in organisations.
  • translating sustainable goals to change strategies in organisations.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • using sustainability and organisational ethics to understand and analyse organisational problems.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examSustainability in Organisations
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Individual examination.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtighed i organisationer
Module codeKAORS20209
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentAAU Business School
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences