Stand-alone Courses

Stand-alone Courses in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

SPRING SEMESTER 2021

Distance Courses

Advanced Leadership for Sustainability, 15 credits

The purpose of the course is to provide graduates from the Master’s program in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (or equivalent) opportunity to develop deepened knowledge about and understanding of theories and approaches for leadership in complexity, specifically related to transformative change for sustainability, and opportunity to develop advanced skills required to work effectively in this realm.

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Behavior Change for Sustainability – with Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development, 6 credits

The purpose of educating students in behaviour change for sustainability is to provide organisations and communities with knowledge and skills that are useful for promoting sustainable development. Transitioning towards sustainability is a complex challenge and considerations on human behaviour are important for succeeding with the transition. The knowledge and skills are applicable in many contexts, for example, in commercial or public sector sustainability work, in grass-roots action or in other work seeking to contribute to sustainable development.

 

Behavior Change for Sustainability – with Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development, 7,5 credits

The purpose of educating students in behaviour change for sustainability is to provide organisations and communities with knowledge and skills that are useful for promoting sustainable development. Transitioning towards sustainability is a complex challenge and considerations on human behaviour are important for succeeding with the transition. The knowledge and skills are applicable in many contexts, for example, in commercial or public sector sustainability work, in grass-roots action or in other work seeking to contribute to sustainable development.

 

Behaviour Change for Sustainability, 6 credits

The purpose of educating students in behaviour change for sustainability is to provide organisations and communities with knowledge and skills that are useful for promoting sustainable development. Transitioning towards sustainability is a complex challenge and considerations on human behaviour are important for succeeding with the transition. The knowledge and skills are applicable in many contexts, for example, in commercial or public sector sustainability work, in grass-roots action or in other work seeking to contribute to sustainable development.

 

Enabling green and sustainable transitions, 7,5 credits

Enabling green and sustainable transitions builds on the course Understanding green and sustainable transitions. The first course provides an understanding of why such transitions are necessary, and how change happens in society, industry, and organizations. This second course builds on this understanding, focusing on how to instigate and navigate these transitions, both in an organizational and sectoral context. The course provides organizational tools and frameworks to develop competencies in managing transitions strategically. Sustainability change theories will be complemented by tools for organizational transformation including an overview of different argumentations for the business case for sustainability and an introduction to leadership skills required for transitions. The course is aimed at early- to mid-career professionals who are interested in supporting their sector in these transitions. The course will focus on two sectors in particular: tourism and manufacturing. The course is the second of two courses, which lead to a 15 credits certification.

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Foundations for Strategic Sustainable Development, 7,5 credits

The purpose of the course is for the student

  • to develop knowledge about and understanding of society’s sustainability challenges and the basic reasons for these.
  • to develop knowledge about and understanding of a structuring and coordinating methodology for strategic sustainable development, including its scientific foundations.
  • to develop skills in applying the methodology and in utilizing it in relation to commonly cited concepts, methods and tools of relevance to Strategic Sustainable Development.

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Social Sustainability in Product- and Service Development, 7,5 credits

The purpose of the course is to provide current and future product- and service developers with knowledge and skills that are useful for promoting social sustainability. Product- and service development has a key role for society’s transition towards sustainability and the social dimension of sustainability is currently under-developed in this context. Improved knowledge and skills in how to systematically and strategically integrate also social sustainability aspects in product- and service development make more optimized, whole-systems solutions possible.

 

Sustainable Transport Systems, 7,5 credits

The course aims to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of current transport systems, their sustainability consequences, and how they can be transformed strategically to sustainability.

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Introduction to Sustainable Product Development, 3 credits

Single subject course, 3 Higher education credits, First cycle, spring semester 2021.

 

Understanding green and sustainable transitions, 7,5 credits

Crises are windows of opportunity where transformative change in society can take place. Therefore, now is the time to ‘deliberately’ design a new, green economy. This course will explore key sustainability challenges and the underlying drivers of the current unsustainable system. The course will cover strategic approaches to sustainable development and a variety of tools to support transitions towards sustainability. The course is aimed at early- to mid-career professionals who are interested in supporting their sector in these transitions. The course will focus on two sectors in particular: tourism and manufacturing. The course is the first of two courses, which leads to a 15 credits certification.

 

Environmental Management, 7,5 credits

Single subject course, 7,5 Higher education credits, First cycle, spring semester 2021.

 

AUTUMN SEMESTER 2021

Distance Courses

SL2539 Foundations for strategic sustainable development, 7,5 credits

The purpose of the course is for the student

• to develop knowledge about and understanding of society’s sustainability challenges and the basic reasons for these.
• to develop knowledge about and understanding of a structuring and coordinating methodology for strategic sustainable development, including its scientific foundations.
• to develop skills in applying the methodology and in utilizing it in relation to commonly cited concepts, methods and tools of relevance to Strategic Sustainable Development.

 

SL2545 Introduction to strategic sustainable development, 7,5 credits (CANCELLED)

The purpose of educating students in behaviour change for sustainability is to provide organisations and communities with knowledge and skills that are useful for promoting sustainable development. Transitioning towards sustainability is a complex challenge and considerations on human behaviour are important for succeeding with the transition. The knowledge and skills are applicable in many contexts, for example, in commercial or public sector sustainability work, in grass-roots action or in other work seeking to contribute to sustainable development.

 

SL2549 Strategic management for sustainability, 7,5 credits

The purpose of the course is for the student to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of:
• methodology for strategic management work in an organization.
• the self-benefit of an organization (” business case ”) with proactive sustainability work.
• how the framework for strategic sustainable development (FSSD) can be used to support structuring and coordination of successful and proactive sustainability work for an organization.

 

 

SL2543 Sustainable product development, 7,5 credits

Building on their knowledge and skills from previous courses, students will learn how to (1) perform sustainability analysis in product development and (2) generate ideas for improvement based on the analysis. They will learn (3) advantages and disadvantages of various approaches to the above and (4) how to integrate these approaches into concept development. Competence in sustainable product development is in demand in industry and society. The course develops theoretical understanding and applied skills at the intersection of two of BTH’s areas of expertise – sustainability and product development.

 

MT2546 Creativity for product- and service development, 7,5 credits

The aim of the course is that student will gain:
• Deepened understanding for and experience of methods and tools that promote creativity, for use in the early phases of the product-service development process.
• Deepened understanding for and experience of methods and tools for identification of user needs and assessment of how these relate to general human needs.
• Experience of designing, building and testing prototypes based on conceptual ideas.
• Basic knowledge about how to plan and manage creativity sessions in organizations.