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.
- ØKB3130 Sustainable shipping economics, 10 ECT
- NAB3027 Leadership in sustainable maritime operations, 10 ECT
- ØKB2117 Entrepreneurship, 10 ECT
Spring 2021, campus Bergen
We plan to start three or four of these courses depending on the number of applicants:
- SDG230 Distributive justice and taxation, 10 ECT
- SDG231 Data Analytics for Sustainable Future, 10 ECT
- SDG332 Introduction to Environmental Economics, 10 ECT
- SDG233 Information Systems for Crisis and Response Management, 10 ECT
- SDG331 Economic and Technological history, 10 ECT
to be presented later