SLM 4001 Sustainability as a Business Model and Competitiveness

SLM 4001 Sustainability as a Business Model and Competitiveness

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SLM 4001
Course coordinator: 
Cecilie Staude
Course name in Norwegian: 
Bærekraft som forretningsmodell og konkurransekraft
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Executive - Short Learning Modules
2022 Spring
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One semester

Companies and communities are facing global challenges. There is a need for radical changes in order to meet the growing global demand and ensure sustainable social and ecological development.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Key theories, methods and approaches in sustainability and environmental economics and how these can be used to explore and study the future of sustainable business modeling.


Learning outcomes - Skills

Be able to contribute into transition of sustainable growth related to strategy, management and organization.

General Competence

Have insight into what a "green shift" really consists of, in terms of innovation theory and economics, as well as why it is relevant to business.

Course content

In this course you will get an introduction to key theories, methods and approaches to sustainability and green growth until 2030 and 2050.

Teaching and learning activities

The course is delivered 100% online and consists of webinars and other digital learning elements, such as teaching recordings, podcasts and video clips.


In all BI Executive courses and programs, 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.

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Additional information

The course is part of the SLM course series, Sustainability as a competitive advantage, which consists of the SLM courses SLM 4001 Sustainability as a business model and competitiveness, SLM 4002 Sustainability strategies and innovations, and SLM 4003 Green marketing and communication. The courses are based on the course BIK 2950 Sustainability as a competitive advantage, 7.5 ECTS. If you have completed three courses from the same SLM course series, and meet the admission requirements for taking an exam at BI, you can take an exam within that course series, which gives a total of 7.5 credits.


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