AL302030 - Sustainability management


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

Course content

The course approaches sustainability management in a systematic manner by introducing systems, methods and tools for organizations to evaluate and improve their sustainability performance. Students will become familiar with concepts at the organization’s process, product, organizational and system level.

  • Sustainability concepts in a business perspective
  • Frameworks, policies and regulatory tools for sustainable organizational management
  • Stakeholder analysis and stakeholder management
  • Environmental management and life cycle management systems
  • Life cycle impact assessment methods
  • Green procurement and ecolabelling schemes
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Corporate governance and social responsibility
  • Sustainability reporting systems and indicators

Learning outcome

The course shall give students knowledge about

  • why sustainability management is important for organizations
  • key concepts and terms within sustainability management at process, product, organizational and system level
  • how sustainability management tools and concepts may be applied to monitor, improve, document and communicate organizational performance

The course shall give students skills in

  • describing and analyzing sustainability performance in organizations
  • evaluating tools and systems to improve organizational sustainability performance
  • applying knowledge of sustainability management in dialogue with private and public organizations as well as other actors

The course shall give students competence in

  • understanding how sustainability management tools may be utilized in organizations to contribute to sustainable development and communicate with company stakeholders

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises.  

Course materials

To be announced.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-05-18 09:00 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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