AL302030 - Sustainability management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project task
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project task 100/100 6 hours

Course content

Course content

The course approaches sustainability management by introducing systems, methods and tools for organizations to evaluate and improve their contribution to sustainable development. Emphasis is put on how companies may map, monitor, improve and communicate their sustainability performance using concepts such as:

  • Frameworks, policies and regulatory tools for sustainable organizational management
  • Stakeholder analysis and stakeholder management
  • Environmental management and life cycle management systems
  • Sustainability reporting systems and indicators
  • Green procurement and ecolabelling schemes
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Corporate governance and social responsibility

Learning outcome

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

  1. Describe key sustainability issues arising from anthropogenic activities
  2. Define and apply key concepts, frameworks and tools within sustainability management in organizations
  3. Evaluate approaches that organizations may apply to monitor, improve, document and communicate sustainability performance
  4. Recommend how organizations may improve their sustainability performance
  5. Clearly communicate your ideas and findings with professionals from the public and private sector as well as academia

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

  • Mandatory 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.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 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: Project task

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Project task 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Project task 100/100





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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