The SUSTAINABILITY specialization
Sustainability goes far beyond "green" lifestyles or short-lived hypes. It encloses ecology, social and cultural values, geographies, architectures, technology and politics. In economy, product and service innovations have sprung up like mushrooms. Exploitation, fake promises and foul play included. You will learn to critically reflect, relate and manage these new developments with empathy and responsibility.
Person in charge
Tobias Hess, Management (M.A.)
"Sustainability is perfect for those who are interested in this up and rising topic. After all, everything will be connected to sustainability in the future."
Degree Program Structure
For detailed information about each module please see the module description on the right.
Study year 1
- How has sustainability as a concept evolved?
- How does it relate to economy, ecology, society and culture?
- What socio-cultural factors limit economic growth?
- How can I use this knowledge for practice?
Key Concepts for the Study of Management as Culture: Cultural Turns
Controlling: Leading for Results
Rhetorics and Stylistics
Sustainable Urban Development: Conflict & Acceptance
Culture, Markets & Consumption
Governance: Norms, Rules & Rituals
Power & Conflict
Study year 2
Sustainable Glocal Development: Transition & Transformation
- How do tense global contexts relate to smart cities and regions?
- What is the role of diversity and information in sustainable development?
- How can I create new, sustainable business models?
- How can I coordinate various actors within innovation networks?