Courses Strategy and Sustainability

22045 Strategy and Sustainability , 5 sp

Place
Vaasa
Type
Advanced studies
Kind
Course
Teaching language
en

Course description

The course provides an overview of the track in international strategy and sustainability by exploring current research on global and local challenges of strategic management that emphasize and prioritize sustainability. The department of management and organization coordinates the course and various faculty members in the fields of corporate social responsibility, business ethics, gender, human resource management, organizational behavior, social and business sustainability, and strategy will conduct the lectures.
The course is obligatory for students from the Master's degree program in Business and Management.
The course is intended for students who wish to write a master's thesis on the topic of strategy and/or sustainability. The course is very research-driven and is particularly suitable for students interested in strategy and sustainability.
The course can be taken as part of the study module in Corporate Responsibility.

Learning Goal

You have knowledge on current topics and research in the field of strategic management and sustainability in business. You are acquainted with the faculty and their research in the department of management and organization. You have skills in academic research and writing in the field of strategic management and sustainability in preparation for your master's thesis.

After completing the course, you will be able to
  • identify organizational, governance and sustainability challenges in various economic, social, political, environmental, geographic, institutional, cultural and linguistic contexts
  • recognize opportunities for domestic organizations to integrate sustainability issues with international strategy
  • translate cutting-edge research into your own research as well as case studies.
International Learning Experience

The issues discussed in the course are international in nature. In addition, the course will rely on 'Aim2Flourish', the world's first higher-education curriculum for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and "Business as an Agent of World Benefit", in relation to Hanken's championing of the UN SDGs as a UNPRME Champion.

Instruction

Lectures and group cases (presentations of videos). Valuable contribution to class discussion will be rewarded.

Total Student Workload

134 hours divided into
Teaching and contact hours: 20 h
Independent work of activities, readings, and assignments: 114 h

Assessment

Individual reflection paper (delivered at the end of the course) 40%
Individual valuable contribution to class discussion 10%
Digital videos on 'Aim2Flourish' case (teamwork, delivered after the first 4 weeks) 40%
Presentations / Q&A about own video (teamwork, presentations during the 5th week) 10%

A number of academic articles, to be specified.

Students who have completed the earlier course Strategy and Sustainability (8 ECTS, course code 22035) cannot take this course.

Non-degree studies (Open University, JOO and Contract Studies)

Joint quota for the Open University and JOO-students: 3