Sustainable development and areas of application in management (11370)


Are profit maximization and ecological aspirations in conflicting objectives? And if so, how can this be solved? An answer to these and other questions is given in the module. In addition, students will receive an introduction to the guiding principle of sustainable development and the three sustainability dimensions from an economic point of view. Based on this, questions about the importance of innovations, technical progress and eco-efficiency will be discussed. Practical knowledge and design possibilities in companies are imparted to the students. 

Learning goals:

ContentCritical thinkingCommunicationSocial and ethical behaviour Quantitative research Research based problem solving 
Type of lecture (compulsory or elective)

Exam und Credits:

  • MAP (online-exam)
  • Credits: 6


every term


The course consists of online lectures and online exercises for self-study. There is no classroom course except the introduction at the beginning of the semester and the semester end examination (online exam).

Link to syllabus: 

Further information can be found in the current module description.  

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