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2020/2021  MA-MMBAV2001U  Concentration in Governance and Sustainability

English Title
Concentration in Governance and Sustainability

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 10 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Spring, Summer
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Andreas Rasche - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Corporate governance
  • CSR and sustainability
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 06-11-2020

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Learning objectives
After completing this course students should be able to:
  • Identify and discuss strengths and weaknesses of concepts and theories relating to CSR, sustainability, corporate governance, risk management, supply chain management and to apply these concepts and theories in appraising strategic alternatives for companies
  • Identify old and new ESG (environmental, social, governance) issues that are relevant for companies and recognize the threats and opportunities they involve for firms but also for individuals within companies
  • Apply relevant insights from discussed theoretical frameworks to cases analyses and present the findings of the case analyses in a structured and analytically coherent manner
  • Learn how corporate governance and compliance management enable and limit firms’ approach towards sustainable business practices
Examination
The exam in the subject consists of three parts:
Governance and Sustainability - part 1:
Sub exam weight25%
Examination formOral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group examOral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group2-4
Size of written productMax. 2 pages
Assignment typeCase based assignment
Duration
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
10 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam periodSpring and Summer
Make-up exam/re-examHome assignment - written product
Size of written product: Max. 5 pages
Assignment type: Written assignment
Duration: Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Governance and Sustainability - part 2:
Sub exam weight25%
Examination formOral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group examOral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group2-4
Size of written productMax. 5 pages
The students will base the oral presentation on a 4 page executive summary
Assignment typeWritten assignment
Duration
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
10 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam periodSpring and Summer
Make-up exam/re-examHome assignment - written product
Size of written product: Max. 5 pages
Assignment type: Written assignment
Duration: Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Governance and Sustainability - part 3:
Sub exam weight50%
Examination formOral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group examOral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group2-4
Size of written productMax. 5 pages
Assignment typeCase based assignment
Duration
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale7-point grading scale
Examiner(s)Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam periodSpring and Summer
Make-up exam/re-examHome assignment - written product
Size of written product: Max. 10 pages
Assignment type: Written assignment
Duration: Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course will consist of four parts:

 

  • Coporate Governance
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Managing in the Circular Economy
  • ESG and Sustainable Finance
Description of the teaching methods
The course will draw on a mixture of: 

Interactive lecturing 
Case discussions 
Participant presentations 
Guest lectures by practitioners 
Group work and break-out sessions (pre-work and in-class work) 
Videos and some ”blended learning” elements
Feedback during the teaching period
Students will also receive feedback based on the outcome of case study-based group discussions
Student workload
Preparation/self-studies 135 hours
Teaching hours 80 hours
Examination 25 hours
Last updated on 06-11-2020