Sustainability in Business and Economics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM209A05
Vaknaam Sustainability in Business and Economics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Sustainability in Business and Economics
Leerdoelen 1.Develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concept of sustainable business in international business and economics
2. Develop a thorough understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
3. Relate and apply this knowledge to public and private organisations to analyse what their contribution to sustainable development is and how organisations can transition to sustainable development
4. Reflect on barriers related to transitions to sustainable development in organisations; and reflect on the skills needed within organisations to achieve these transitions
Omschrijving This course serves as a foundation course for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge of sustainable development in the context of business and economics. Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the guiding template, several aspects of sustainable development, such as biodiversity, climate change, resilient cities, poverty, inequality and human rights will be discussed. The nature of the course is interactive; the students prepare the course materials and watch video lectures before class. Classroom time will be spend doing group or individual exercises and assignments. This will include:
- Quizzes on the course materials.
- During the lectures, at least the following items will be reflected upon: What is the problem; why does this problem exist; how to determine (un)sustainability; how to relate to the relevant SDGs; what can you do.
- A group assignment analysing an external organisation’s position in and potential regarding a transition to sustainable development, culminating in a poster presentation and a written report.
- Completing the Suli test ( both before and after the course.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -gastcollege ,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(he course combines (guest) lectures, tutorials, group presentations and group assignments.)
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie,  -individuele opdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open en mc vragen), actieve deelname
(The teaching style of the lectures & tutorials is interactive therefore requires active participation from the student. Preparation of the material before class by the student is tested through quizzes (not graded). Graded assessment includes group assignment(s) including a presentation; and an individual exa)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. C.H. Slager
Docent(en) Guest Lecturer(s) ,dr. C.H. Slager
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Further reading materials (e.g. academic papers) will be made available
The age of sustainable development Sachs, J.D. 978023153900-5
Opmerkingen Contact Secretariat GEM:, phone. +31 (0)50 363 3458, room 5411.0538.
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