Industrial management and sustainable innovation
FÖ0477 Industrial management and sustainable innovation, 5.0 CreditsIndustriell ekonomi och hållbar innovation
Education cycleFirst cycle
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, course specialisation cannot be classified(GXX)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 60 completed credits at university level.
ObjectivesTransitions to more sustainable systems requires innovations that contributes to economic growth without compromising social and environmental sustainability. Companies, investors and entrepreneurs are key actors in the development and implementation of innovations. Financial information about innovative projects is important for decision makers to invest resources on such activities. This course combines quantitative tools for financial decision-making with conceptual perspectives on innovation and sustainable development, with special emphasis on entrepreneurship in the energy and environmental industry.
After successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Apply and critically evaluate basic tools for financial decision-making,
- describe and critically reflect on key concepts in innovation and sustainable development from a business management perspective,
- discuss financial conditions and constraints in the energy and environmental industry for sustainable development.
ContentThe course is divided into 2 parts:
1. Basic concepts of innovation and sustainable development from a business management perspective covers innovation and innovation processes as well as how they can contribute to more sustainable development.
2. Basic tools for financial decision-making covers key concepts and financial tools for budgeting, financing, volume analysis, financial analysis, pricing and capital budgeting. The usefulness and limitations of financial information and concepts especially linked to investments in the energy and environmental industry.
The course is carried out with the help of lectures, exercises, compulsory seminars and project work. The course starts with a review of conceptual perspectives on innovation and sustainable business as well as basic tools for financial decision-making. The students then work independently in seminars and with project work.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed exam.
Passed project work.
Participation in mandatory seminars.
- 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.
- 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.