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FÖ0393

Quality and Environmental Management - Continued Organization Theory and Marketing

The course "Quality and Environmental Management for Economists" is an interdisciplinary course, where the student gets the opportunity to combine knowledge in business management and environmental science. The course offers insight into problems related to quality and environmental objectives that are experienced by different organizations. A large part of the course is focused on quality and environmental management system, which offer a systematized way of dealing with questions related to quality and environmental issues. During the course the student will get the opportunity to learn about why and how companies address quality and environmental issues, and the conditions, motives and obstacles involved. The student will in addition be given the opportunity to learn about the organization and leadership in working with these issues.


FÖ0393 Quality and Environmental Management - Continued Organization Theory and Marketing, 15.0 Credits

Kvalitets- och miljöledning - fördjupad teori i organisation och marknadsföring

Syllabus approved

2012-10-03

Subjects

Business Administration

Education cycle

First cycle

Modules

Title Credits Code
Exam 5.00 1002
Mandatory 5.00 1003
Project 5.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

60 credits in business administration and 15 credits in biology/ecology/environmental science/ agricultural science/forestry management or equal subject that offer insight into problems related to environmental objectives

Objectives

With successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- from the perspective of organization theory within for example leadership, motivation, culture and organizational change analyse, discuss and critically reflect on problems related to quality and environmental objectives within companies and other organizations. The student will also be able to propose and argue for solutions of these problems,
- from the perspective of marketing within for example communication, brand management and relationship building analyse, discuss and critically reflect on problems related to quality and environmental objectives within companies and other organizations. The student will also be able to propose and argue for solutions of these problems,
- give an account of problems within organizations that are related to quality and environmental issues and the connection between these. The student will also be able to describe and explain the design of a quality and environmental management system,
- explain and apply terms and models within quality and environmental management,
- give an account of and discuss methods, conditions, drivers and barriers in working with quality and environmental issues within different organizations.

Content

The course takes a starting point in:
- problems related to quality and environmental objectives, stakeholders concerned with these problems and practical examples of different organizations’ approaches to quality and environmental objectives,
- theories in standardization and concrete management standards/management systems with an extra focus on quality and environmental management systems (contents of systems, management principles, external and internal audits),
- methods, conditions, drivers and barriers for quality and environmental management within different organizations.

This application is used to analyse, discuss and critically reflect around:
- organization, leadership and marketing of quality and environmental issues,
- organization theory on for example leadership, motivation, culture and organizational change,
- theories in marketing on for example communication, brand management and relationship building,
- recent research on managing organizations within quality and environmental issues.

Formats and requirements for examination

Requirements for a passing grade are: passed exam, project work, assignments and exercises and active participation during mandatory events. The examination of the project includes presenting a constructive opposition of another project report.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Economics

Further information

Determined by: Utbildningsutskottet för ekonomi, miljö och teknik
Replaces: FÖ0277
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Economics and Management - Bachelor´s Programme Business and Economics – Sustainable Development Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 26165 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Business Administration
Course code: FÖ0393 Application code: SLU-30205 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 100%