Sustainable Economics, Management and Innovations

The Department of Business Administration invites you to apply for our international semesters to acquire new knowledge on around ethics and sustainable development relevant to the delivery of the UN's SDGs.

In 2015, the UN adopted the The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda sets 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and all nations are challenged to react urgently to address them.

The UN initiative states that “ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”

Institutions for higher education and research have an important role in meeting these goals through their work in teaching, critical research and dissemination.

At Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), we have made sustainability one of our three strategic priorities.

In our Department of Business Administration, sustainability is a departmental priority along with Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Norwegian West Coast SDG educational initiative

Autumn 2020, campus Haugesund

Business and maritime management in a sustainable world is an interdisciplinary course package, combining business administration and maritime management with a sustainable focus. This semester will provide you with qualifications within the area of entrepreneurship, shipping economics and leadership within maritime organizations.

Spring 2021, campus Bergen

We plan to start three or four of these courses depending on the number of applicants:

Autumn 2021

to be presented later