AI521316 - Sustainable Business Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

The course covers concepts, theories, methods and frameworks for sustainable business development.

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

Learning outcome

The course shall give students knowledge about

  • global initiatives, standards and frameworks for sustainable business development
  • sustainable value creation associated with industrial activities in global value chains
  • the emerging academic fields within sustainable business development

The course shall give students skills in

  • applying the principals of sustainable value creation to analyze business concepts
  • analyzing sustainable business development tools from an academic and professional perspective
  • applying knowledge of sustainable value creation in dialogue with businesses and other actors

The course shall give students competence in

  • understanding how businesses may contribute to sustainable development and the implications this may have for the internal value choices and change processes within a company

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and company case study work.

Further on evaluation

There will be no re-sit exam in this course. If students want to improve their grade on the next ordinary exam, they only need to submit the final report.

Required previous knowledge

As for the study programme.

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 2022

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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