CEMS2150 Corporate Strategies for Sustainable Business (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


Introduction of the different concepts, approaches and tools to strategies, strategy formulation and strategic management. Connecting sustainability dimensions to strategic thinking and management in companies. Presenting perspectives and frameworks for sustainable business strategies and models, competitive advantage, collaboration, capabilities and resources. Discussing on challenges related to implementation of sustainable business strategies. Presenting case examples about sustainable business strategies. Deepening knowledge by group assignment. Encouraging students to reflective and independent thinking and active dialogue e.g. by applying flipped learning approach.

Connection of Course Contents to UN Sustainable Development Goals:

By increasing understanding on sustainable business strategies, models and related frameworks as well as on challenges in sustainable business models implementation, this course supports specifically UN Sustainable Development Goals 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 12 Responsible Production and Consumption and 13 Climate Action.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

-explain various concepts and approaches to strategies and strategy formulation

-connect sustainability dimensions to strategic thinking and management in companies

-describe challenges related to sustainable business strategies

-give examples of different kinds of sustainable business strategies

-produce group assignment

-present views and perspectives on independently studied materials through active dialogue

Compulsory prerequisites

Study materials

Lecture slides and references/materials given at the lecture

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Individual assignment, group assignment, reading group meetings, lectures
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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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