AI521316 - Sustainable Business Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course presents and discusses concepts and content related to sustainable business development. Emphasis is placed on how businesses can contribute to keep global production and consumption within the limits of the planet. Focus will be placed on emerging academic fields and concepts related to sustainable transformation.

  • Regulatory and policy frameworks for sustainable development
  • Ethics, Social Responsibility and Shared Value Creation
  • Sustainability management tools, methods and systems
  • Sustainable business models and business model innovation
  • Ecopreneurship and sustainable venturing
  • Sustainability marketing and branding

Learning outcome

On satisfactory completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define key concepts, principles, ideas and theories within sustainable business development
  2. Explain how sustainable business development apply to strategy, marketing, innovation and management
  3. Critically evaluate business cases in view of sustainable business development
  4. Select and synthesize information from academic and other relevant sources to support your research and ideas
  5. Design solutions to develop and implement sustainability strategies in companies
  6. Clearly communicate your ideas and findings with academic and business professionals in an international context

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Some exercises or lectures may require compulsory attendance and/or deliverables. This will be announced at the start of the semester.

Further on evaluation

The exam is a final project report to be handed in via Inspera at a specified date which will be announced later in the semester. There will be no re-sit exam in this course. If students want to improve their grade on the next ordinary exam, they have to resubmit a new final project report.

Course materials

Given at semester start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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