Overview of the Courses

Bachelor's Degree Courses

  Language

German

  Semester

Winter term

  Credit Points

6 CP

  Content

Economic and especially entrepreneurial activities take place in a social context. This gives rise to a responsibility on the part ofthe actors involved, be it citizens, consumers, companies, governments or non-profit organisations. This event will examine how "doing business in a socially responsible manner" is possible. It aims to interest students in questions of social responsibility and to enable them to take a meta-perspective of their individual actions and the relationship between ethics and economics.

  Grading

Portfolio

Contact personLeonie Kaiser, M. Sc.

  Language

German

  Semester

Summer term

  Credit Points

6 CP

  Content

The lecture series consists of four different thematic blocks:

Strategy, Innovation and Cooperation:

  • Concept of strategy, schools of thought of strategy, actors in the context of strategy development
  • Approaching the concept of innovation, innovation processes, innovations in organizations, open innovation forms
  • Interorganizational networks, leadership in networks, forms of governance, structural analysis, management practices, platforms

Marketing:

  • Market research
  • Consumer behavior
  • Corporate Conduct

Sustainability Management:

  • Circular economy: concepts, actors and goals
  • Circular Mindset
  • Circular business models

Personnel Management:

  • Determinants of successful work by employees and the role of human resource management
  • Skill-enhancing human resource management
  • Motivational HR management
  • Opportunities for participation promoting personnel management

  Grading

Written exam

Contact personProf. Dr. Katharina Spraul

  Language

German

  Semester

Summer & Winter term

  Credit Points

6 CP

  Content

The bachelor seminar serves as an exemplary introduction to topics of Sustainability Management. Within the framework of the Bachelor Seminar, the students will also practice the processing, written presentation and oral presentation of economic issues.

  Grading

Portfolio (Individual and group assignment possible)

You will receive more detailed information on the individual components of the examination portfolio in at the beginning of the course

Contact personLeonie Kaiser, M. Sc.

  Language

English

  Semester

Winter term

  Credit Points

6 CP

  Content

As part of the study project, you will engage in innovation for the Susainable Developments Goals (SDGs). You will research and identify a positive business innovation and interview leading members of the organization based on the Appreciative Inquiry approach. Your stories will be published on the AIM2Flourish platform and serve as a source of inspiration for others.

  Grading

Final report (case story) and final presentation

Contact personLeonie Kaiser, M. Sc.

Master's Degree Courses

The modul "Basics of Sustainability Management" can only be taken by foreign students or within the context of ERASMUS.

A complete overview of our courses can be found here.

Modul Overview

*) Part of the modul "Sustainability Management für Betriebswirt*innen I"

**) Part of the modul "Sustainability Management für Betriebswirt*innen II"

Module courses

  Language

German

  Semester

Summer term

  Credit Points

3 CP

  Content

This lecture gives an overview of the management field “Nonprofit Organizations” and embeds their actions in the 2030 Agenda. Students get to know the 17 sustainable development goals as well as the characteristics and peculiarities of nonprofit organizations and how they differ from social enterprises. In the course of the lecture, various challenges in the management of nonprofit organizations will be discussed, including those relating to: human resource management, governance, marketing, non-profit law and financing. The importance and different forms of nonprofit partnerships are also highlighted and a bridge to sustainability management in companies is built through the corporate citizenship mix

  Grading

Portfolio (Individual and group assignment possible)

You will receive more detailed information on the individual components of the examination portfolio at the beginning of the course.

Contact personLeonie Kaiser, M. Sc.

  Language

German

  Semester

Summer term

  Credit Points

3 CP

  Content

In the semester project, the lecture content "Nonprofit Management for Sustainable Development Goals" is deepened and applied in a practical way by establishing a virtual nonprofit organization.

  Grading

Portfolio (Individual and group assignment possible)

You will receive more detailed information on the individual components of the examination portfolio at the beginning of the course.

Contact personLeonie Kaiser, M. Sc.

  Language

English

  Semester

Summer term

  Credit Points

3 CP

  Content

Organizations are bounded by the environmental and social systems around them - their context. From a strategic perspective, companies are expected to look beyond their own boundaries and take into account their context. This holds especially true when considering sustainability of a specific organization and its operations. Context refers to the different circumstances that determine whether or not a specific performance is considered sustainable or not. In this course, students will learn how a specific context can be established and analyzed to measure, manage and report sustainability. Students analyze and discuss the peculiarities of sustainability in different contexts (country, industry, firm size...). The specific focus of this course depends on the respective lecturer.

  Grading

Assessment portfolio (individual and group assessment possible)

You will receive more detailed information on the individual components of the assessment portfolio at the beginning of the course.

Contact personProf. Dr. Katharina Spraul​​​​​​​

  Language

German

  Semester

Winter term

  Credit Points

3 CP

  Content

The event gives a broad overview of sustainability management in the day-to-day business of companies. This includes, e.g., the development of a sustainability strategy, the measurement of sustainability performance, the management of projects and sustainability reporting. The students are prepared for a potential activity in the sustainability management of an organization with the help of lectures and the independent processing of tasks. In addition, you will receive through guest lectures, podcasts, practical talks or the like. Current insights into the everyday work of sustainability managers.

  Grading

Portfolio (Individual and group assignment possible)

You will receive more detailed information on the individual components of the examination portfolio at the beginning of the course.

Contact personCynthia Friedrich, M. Sc.​​​​​​​

  Language

English

  Semester

Winter term

  Credit Points

3 CP

  Content

In this seminary course, students become fictitious reviewers of research in the field of sustainability management. They present and discuss basic works as well as current empirical studies, considering criteria of good scientific work and writing. They also discuss different methodological approaches and have the opportunity to exchange ideas with international researchers in the field of sustainability management.

  Grading

Assessment portfolio (individual and group assessment possible)

You will receive more detailed information on the individual components of the assessment portfolio at the beginning of the course.

Contact personLeonie Kaiser, M. Sc.​​​​​​​

  Language

German

  Semester

Winter term

  Credit Points

3 CP

  Content

Many sustainability problems arise from certain individual and collective beliefs, values, assumptions and social norms. In order to achieve the 17 goals of sustainable development, these mindsets must often be changed. This is exactly where the “Sustainability Mindset” event comes in.

The focus of the course is the reflection of one's own values ​​and beliefs and cultural and world views on the one hand and the development of a sustainable way of thinking and living on the other.

  Grading

Ungraded course work in the form of an essay
Contact personDr. Julia Hufnagel, Contact via the Secretariat

Further Master Courses

  Language

English

  Semester

Summer & winter term

  Credit Points

4 CP

  Content

Seminars serve to introduce students to the theories and methods of different topics. At the same time, students learn how to process, write and give oral presentations on specific topics. The questions are to be answered with the help of empirical methods.

  Grading

Assessment portfolio (individual and group assessment possible)

You will receive more detailed information on the individual components of the assessment portfolio at the beginning of the course.

Contact personCynthia Friedrich, M. Sc.​​​​​​​

  Language

German

  Semester

Summer term

  Credit Points

9 CP

  Content

The research project is a form of teaching that accompanies the course of study and enables students to work independently and in a coordinated manner on related topics or problems. In a research project, students should learn to independently apply and deepen the acquired economic and/or engineering knowledge, abilities and skills in a practical and/or research-related manner.

An essential characteristic of project work is the preferably continuous processing of a project including conception, design, realization, documentation, project management, interface definition and work organization as well as communication within the project group and with third parties..

  Grading

Assessment portfolio (individual and group assessment possible)

You will receive more detailed information on the individual components of the assessment portfolio at the beginning of the course.

Contact personCynthia Friedrich, M. Sc.​​​​​​​

Superordinate teaching offer

  Language

German

  Semester

Summer & winter term

  Credit Points

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  Content

The goal of the Sustainability Research Seminar is to provide a platform for thesis writers to present and discuss their outlines, draft synopses, methodology, and research results. Here, more inexperienced students at the beginning of their work should benefit from more experienced students at the end of their work.

For all students who have their theses supervised or are interested in doing so, participation in the Sustainability Research Seminar is mandatory. 

Grading

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Contact personCynthia Friedrich, M. Sc.

For further information, please refer to the module handbook and the KIS

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