AM512030 - Sustainability Analytics


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Course content

This course introduces Sustainability Analytics (SA), a new interdisciplinary research field, which aims to offer data-driven decision support for sustainable development of operations in private and public sectors. The digital transformation with its changes through combination of information, computing, communication and connectivity technologies, offers new possibilities for developing data-driven machine learning solutions to support the creation of decision support systems and guide the industry in a more sustainable direction.

This course is interdisciplinar, combining courses on artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning), data science, sustainability science, and decision science.

Learning outcome

After successful completion of this course students are expected to have the following knowledge and skills:



  • Be able to explain in detail central concepts, technologies and algorithms proposed for sustainability analytics
  • Be familiar with important applications of sustainability analytics.



  • Understand specific challenges and proposed solutions related to the management of large volumes of data in sustainability analytics applications
  • Clearly explain problems, algorithms, and their formulas
  • Qualitatively and quantitatively compare the characteristics, (dis)advantages, formulas, and performance of a number of key algorithms
  • Design and implement effective solutions based on chosen algorithms, to solve practical problems

Learning methods and activities

Interactive lectures, self-study, pen-and-paper exercises, computer exercises, and project 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.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
International Business and Marketing (860MIB)

Course materials

Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.

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


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