MBA 2443 Creating and Leading Green Organizations

MBA 2443 Creating and Leading Green Organizations

Course code: 
MBA 2443
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
4
Course coordinator: 
Per Espen Stoknes
Arne Carlsen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Creating and Leading Green Organizations
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
MBA China
Semester: 
2023 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

In this course, we focus on how you can lead and manage the change process involved in executing green strategies for the transformation of a company to a successfull sustainability business. This includes, but is not limited to, setting up a guiding coalition, co-creating direction, mobilizing resources and energy in people through positive relationships, as well as using the progress principle and cultivating a mastery climate for fast learning and institutionalizing of practices. We will also look at what kind of organizations and competences that will be needed to take advantage of the next big wave of the green shift opportunities. As a part of this process, you will work with developing a green business plan for your own company.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Participants will learn about:

  • integrating sustainability opportunities into main corporate strategies
  • the impact of sustainable practices on talent attraction and retention
  • the concepts of purpose, green ethics, corporate ethics and personal ethics
  • public policies in the EU and Nordics for enabling the transition to a sustainable economy
  • overcoming cultural resistance to change
Learning outcomes - Skills

Participant will learn how to:

  • develop green business plans for own companies/projects at strategic levels.
  • how to make sustainability accounting and ESG reporting into a competitive advantage
  • understanding sustainable development goals (SDGs) and setting science-based targets (SBT)
  • calculate the ROI on sustainable business cases
  • implement and execute sustainable growth projects
  • the big picture and scenarios on global sustainability to 2050 and beyond
General Competence

Participant will be challenged to reflect on:

  • the high performing green executive and their own styles
  • how to tackle cultural and organizational inertia.
Course content
  • The high-performing green executive
  • Purpose and sustainability-ethics at corporate and personal levels
  • How to make and execute a game-changing sustainability strategy?
  • How to deal with resistance to sustainability initiatives or green strategies?
  • Tackling Cultural and Organisational inertia
  • Making and calculating the financial case for sustainability investments
  • Public policies for enabling the transition: overcoming the obstacles (procurement, perverse subsidies, taxes etc)
Teaching and learning activities

1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours.

This is a course with continuous assessment (several exam components) and one final exam code. Each exam component will be graded using points on a scale  0 -100. The components will be weighted together according to the information in the course description in order to calculate the final letter grade for the course. Students who fail to participate in one/some/all exam components will get a lower grade or may fail the course. Candidates may be called in for an oral hearing as a verification/control of written assignments.

Specific information regarding the points system and the mapping scale beyond the information given in the course description will be provided in class. This information may be relevant for requirements for term papers or other hand-ins, and/or where class participation can be one of several elements of the overall evaluation.

The course is a part of a full MBA and examination in all courses in the MBA programme must be passed in order to obtain a certificate for the MBA degree.

In all BI Executive courses and programmes, there is a mutual requirement  
for the student and the course responsible regarding the involvement of the student's experience in the planning and implementation of courses, modules and programmes. This means that the student has the right and duty to get involved with their own knowledge and practice relevance, through the active sharing of their relevant experience and knowledge.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Granted admission to the BI-Fudan MBA programme. Please consult our student regulations.

Disclaimer

Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Class participation
Exam code:
MBA 24431
Grading scale:
Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
20No -Individual Class participation, counts 20% of the total grade.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MBA 24431
Grading scale:
Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
50No4 Week(s)Individual Individual written assignment, counts 50% of the total grade.
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation
Exam code:
MBA 24431
Grading scale:
Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
30No -Group (2 - 6)Group presentation, counts 30% of the final grade.
Exams:
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Class participation
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: -
Comment:Class participation, counts 20% of the total grade.
Exam code:MBA 24431
Grading scale:Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:50
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:4 Week(s)
Comment:Individual written assignment, counts 50% of the total grade.
Exam code:MBA 24431
Grading scale:Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Weight:30
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (2-6)
Duration: -
Comment:Group presentation, counts 30% of the final grade.
Exam code:MBA 24431
Grading scale:Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
ECTS
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
32 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
20 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
58 Hour(s)
Self study, feedback activities/counselling and exam.
Sum workload: 
110

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 4 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 110 hours.