Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TKMJ28 Management Systems and Sustainability, 6 ECTS credits.
/Management Systems and Sustainability/

For:   IND   M   SUS  


May not be included in the same degree as TKMJ15


Prel. scheduled hours: 42
Rec. self-study hours: 118

  Area of Education: Technmology

Main field of studies: Energy- and Environmental Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The course will provide the student with knowledge of strategies,tools and approaches for effective corporate sustainability management and of how these can be used in a systematic way. After successful completion of the course the student should be able to:
  • Probleamtize the adoption of sustainable development concepts in the business sector.
  • Critically reflect on what different tools for corporate sustainability management can contribute with to a company's sustainability management efforts.
  • Explain different drivers for corporate sustainability management of sustainability,such as legislation and stakeholder interests.
  • Analyze sustainability strategies of an existing company.
  • Discuss the relations between corporate management of sustainability and competitiveness.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Admission to master level studies. The course Large Technical Systems (or corresponding). Basic knowledge of business organizations and sustainability.

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Industrial Ecology, Resource Efficient Products, Biofuels for Transportation.

The course consists of three parts. Theories of corporate management and sustainability are presented at lectures. These theories are used in a group assignment with the aim to analyze sustainability strategies of an existing company. The group assignment is presented in a written report and an oral presentation. Supervision seminars are used to support the group assignment. Further case studies are discussed and exercises are performed at seminars.

Course contents:
Subjects included are: Corporate environmental and sustainability management. Environmental management systems. Quality management systems. Instruments for integrated corporate management of sustainability. Basic environmental economics.

Course literature:
Course literature will be announced at course website/platform

Written examination
Group assignment that is presented at a seminar and in a written report
Seminars and exercises

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Carina Sundberg
Examiner: Sara Gustafsson
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 01/25/2017