AI521316 - Sustainable Business Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project assignment 100/100

Course content

The course explores concepts and content related to sustainable business development and the integration of sustainability considerations in strategic management processes. Emphasis is placed on how to incorporate economic, environmental and social objectives into organizational mission, strategy, culture and practice to create long-term value for firms, its stakeholders and society at large.

Central elements in the course includes:

  • Global frameworks for sustainable development
  • Ethics, Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility and Shared Value Creation
  • Stakeholder mapping, engagement and management
  • Sustainability performance management tools, methods and systems

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 management and strategy
  3. Critically evaluate business cases in view of sustainability
  4. Design solutions for improving sustainability strategies in companies
  5. Select and synthesize information from academic and other relevant sources to support your research and ideas
  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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

The final exam is a project report (100%) written in groups. Written and oral mandatory assignments (pass/fail) will act as a pre-requisite to access the final exam.

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. Previously passed mandatory assignments are valid for later examniations.

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 2025

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: Project assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Project assignment 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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