Sustainability: Strat., Innov. & Change

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM210A05
Vaknaam Sustainability: Strat., Innov. & Change
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Sustainability: Strategies, Innovation and Change
Leerdoelen 1.Understand the need for sustainable change and analyze various sources of pressure for change.
2.Be able to evaluate concrete sustainability initiatives and sustainable business strategies more generally.
3.Understand and recommend suitable change management practices for organizational sustainability.
4.Understand sustainability focused innovation and propose strategies to foster it.
5.Effectively communicate sustainability management issues and solutions (in writing and presentation/discussion)
Omschrijving Firms are increasingly expected to take more responsibility for their social and environmental impacts, while continuing to turn a profit. Sustainability starts to become an important differentiator for more discerning customers and financial investors. New industry entrants compete on the premise of combining environmental, social, and economic rent generation. Social activists command increasing attention of the public when surfacing corporate sustainability scandals. All this necessitates businesses to make a success of integrating sustainability into their activities for continued public approval and competitive performance.
This course will teach students how to critically assess corporate sustainability initiatives, to analyze the need for sustainability strategies, to manage change for sustainability, and to support sustainability focused innovation. It trains students to apply classic management theory as well as the newest research insights to business sustainability issues. To do so, it uses an interactive flipped-classroom design, with online lecture modules and application focused tutorials. It combines case method teaching and authentic assessment techniques to ensure students develop the practical skills required for successful sustainability management.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -practicum,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open en mc vragen), actieve deelname
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. B.C. Mitzinneck
Docent(en) dr. B.C. Mitzinneck
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Virtual Reader, a series of academic articles and case studies* Various
Entreevoorwaarden General requirements for admittance to the MSc BA
Opmerkingen Secretary room: 5411-0434, tel. +31(0)50 363 4303, email: c.valdez@rug.nl
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MSc BA - Health  (keuzevakken B MSc BA Health) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Management Accounting and Control/MAC  (keuzevakken MSc BA MAC) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Small Business & Entrepreneurship/SB&E  (keuzevakken MSc BA SB&E) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (keuzevakken MSc BA-SIM) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (keuzevakken B MSc HRM) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM  (keuzevakken MSc SCM) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (keuzevakken MSc TOM) 1 semester I a keuze