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Specialization: Sustainability Management

Electives - Master

Our institute offers you a broad curriculum to deepen your understanding of sustainability management. In three modules of 8 ECTS each (plus one project work module with additional 8 ECTS and the Master's thesis), you can either specialize comprehensively in this important area of modern management or, by taking individual modules, develop supplementary knowledge for a broad management education. An absolute precondition for participating in any of the following modules is a solid basic knowledge of sustainability management/CSR (e.g., from the Bachelor's program at our faculty - see module BW43 - or from comparable modules at other universities).

The lecture cycle starts every year in the winter term with the module MW58 "Sustainability Management Instruments & Theories". Building on this, you can optionally choose the modules MW57 "Sustainability Management Research" and/or MW59 "Sustainability Management Practice" in the following summer semester (or later). In addition, you are welcome to choose the project module MQ07 as well as write your research-oriented Master's thesis with reference to various aspects of sustainability management at our institute. Prior to writing a Master's thesis with us, we strongly recommended to attend module MW57 in addition to the mandatory module MW58.

 

An absolute precondition for participation is a solid basic knowledge of sustainability management/CSR (e.g., from the Bachelor's program at our faculty - see module BW43 - or from comparable modules at other universities).

The module covers 8 ECTS / 4 SWS and focuses on instruments and measures of sustainability management. In addition, phenomena in corporate sustainability management are explained on a theoretical basis. The module is an interactive lecture particularly suitable for students who want to deepen their existing basic knowledge in the field of sustainability management with insights on specific sustainability management instruments and knowledge on when and how they can be applied (or not).

The module is usually offered in the winter term and can be completed in one semester. The course language is English.

An absolute precondition for participation is a solid basic knowledge of sustainability management/CSR (e.g., from the Bachelor's program at our faculty - see module BW43 - or from comparable modules at other universities).

The module covers 8 ECTS / 4 SWS and focuses on current research topics in the field of sustainability management. It has a strong seminar character and is particularly suitable for students who want to specialize further in the field of sustainability management (usually in addition to module MW58, see above). The module is also very suitable for those students who consider writing a Master's thesis at our department, as criteria of good scientific work and writing are addressed in addition to deeper insights into current research topics on sustainability management. In MW57 you will become fictitious reviewers of scientific work in the field of sustainability management. Based on introductory presentations and independent literature studies on scientific quality criteria and publication processes, you will deal with current empirical studies on sustainability management. In different steps, the quality of (usually empirical) studies will be discussed in teams, presentations and plenary discussions. You will autonomously assess the respective research contribution of various studies and make suggestions for improvement.

The module is usually offered in the summer term and can be completed in one semester. The course language is English.

An absolute precondition for participation is the successful completion of module MW58.

The module covers 8 ECTS / 4 SWS and focuses on current practical issues in the field of (mostly corporate) sustainability management. It has a strong seminar character and is particularly suitable for students who want to specialize further in the field of sustainability management (in addition to module MW58, see above). In this module you will become fictitious managers and consultants in the field of sustainability management. Under guidance, you will work in teams to develop recommendations on current issues in sustainability management. This will be based on existing knowledge of methods and instruments of sustainability management (acquired in the module MW58, see above) and on subsequent, in-depth and topic-specific research. You will analyze real business challenges and case studies develop, present, and discuss tailored solutions and strategies.

The module is usually offered in the summer term and can be completed in one semester. The course language is English.


MW48: Case competition "MBA-ICC Montréal"

The Module MW48 is everything you could wish for in a management master! Internationality, practical relevance, dealing with realistic corporate challenges, close interactions with company representatives, direct as individual feedback and much more! 

Please see the competition homepage for further information.

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