SL2549 Strategic Management for Sustainability

Single subject course, 7,5 Higher education credits, Second cycle, autumn semester 2021

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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.

Facts

  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, part-time 50%
  • Application code: BTH-G5852
  • Period : 2021-August-30 until 2021-October-31
  • Education level: A1N
  • Application: Apply via universityadmissions.se
  • Language of instruction: The language of instruction is English.
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Main field of study: Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
  • Course syllabus: Download
  • Welcome letter: Download
  • Entry requirements: Admission to the course requires completed course corresponding to at least 6 credits in Strategic Sustainable Development, e.g., Sustainability Basics, 6 credits, Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development, 7.5 credits or Foundations for Strategic Sustainable Development, 7.5 credits.

Content

The course contains:
• Methodology for strategic management, such as a generic management system based on the Deming cycle and how this can be integrated with methodology for strategic sustainable development.
• Methodology for organizational learning and organizational change, including methodology for vision development and development of strategic goals and action programs for a sustainability driven organization development.
• Examples from current research on business benefits with strategic sustainability work.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
• Describe and discuss methodology for strategic thinking and strategic planning for sustainability.
Competence and skills
• Describe the business benefits of a specific organization from applying a strategic approach to sustainable development based on current information.
• Develop and evaluate a vision within the frame of a principled definition of sustainability.
• Assess an organization's current position in relation to its vision and develop and prioritize strategic goals and create a plan for change that leads to the vision.
• Be able to communicate and argue for results and conclusions.
Judgement and approach
• Critically reflect on strategic planning and change processes.
• Identify the need for further knowledge and understanding of methodology for strategic management for sustainability.

Course literature and other teaching material

Robèrt K-H., Broman G., Waldron D, Ny H., Hallstedt S., Cook D., Johansson L.,, Oldmark J., Basile G., Haraldsson H., MacDonald J., Moore B., Connell T., Missimer M., Daly E., and Johnson P. (2019). Sustainability Handbook (2nd ed). Studentlitteratur, Lund, Sweden. ISBN: 978-91-44-11595-5
Supplementary materials are provided.

Course literature and other teaching material

Robèrt K-H., Broman G., Waldron D, Ny H., Hallstedt S., Cook D., Johansson L.,, Oldmark J., Basile G., Haraldsson H., MacDonald J., Moore B., Connell T., Missimer M., Daly E., and Johnson P. (2019). Sustainability Handbook (2nd ed). Studentlitteratur, Lund, Sweden. ISBN: 978-91-44-11595-5
Supplementary materials are provided.

Learning methods

The teaching in the course is focused on a project assignment in cooperation with a real organization. Lectures, workshops, supervision and dialogues support the work with the project assignment. Teachers with different scientific backgrounds, professional experience and perspectives take part in the course. The students are trained in receiving and giving criticism from different perspectives and are given support of cross-fertilization of expertise and experiences.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Examiner
  1. Cecilia Bratt
Course Manager
  1. Lisa Wälitalo

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes.
This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.).
This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits,
corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Assessments

Grading

The course will be graded A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, supplementation required, F Fail.

Exams

More information about exams are found in the Student's Portal, where you also enrolls for most exams.


There might be other scheduled examinations. Information regarding these examinations are available in the learning platform Canvas or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

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