AI521316 - Sustainable Business Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 25/100 A
Written examination 75/100 4 hours E

Course content

- Sustainable business development
- UN Global Compact
- CSR and ISO 26000
- Ecopreneurship

Learning outcome

Learning outcome - Knowledge
- Have knowledge of green economy and green value creation associated with industrial activities in global value chains.
- Have knowledge of global initiatives, standards and frameworks for sustainable innovation and development.
- Have knowledge of the emerging academic fiels of ecopreneurship.

Learning outcome - Skills
- Be able to apply the principals of green value creation to analyze various business concepts.
- Be able to use the framework from ISO 26000.

Learning outcome - General competence
- Be able to analyse relevant green business concepts from an academic and professional perspective.
- Be able to apply knowledge of green value creation in dialogue with businesses and other social actors.
- Be able to assess the social responsibility businesses have in a global economy and the implications this may have for the internal value choices and change processes within a company.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, one mandatory semester project. Mandatory Assignments: Individual term paper.

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Economics and Business Administration (ØAMSC)
Financial Economics (MFINØK)
International Business and Marketing (860MIB)
NTNU School of Entrepreneurship (MIENTRE)

Required previous knowledge

As for the study programme.

Course materials

To be announced

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 25/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 25/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Written examination 75/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 75/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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