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MAN 684 Sustainable Business Models & Circular Economy

General Information

Lecturer Talke Schaffrannek
Examiner Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Course Format Seminar
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Frequency Fall term 2021
Hours per Week 2 (in-class) + 15 (self-study)
Language English
Grading 70% Final assignment; 30% Final presentation
Forma Prerequisites none
Recommended Prerequisites General interest in the topic of sustainable business

Course Structure

Topic Date Time
Kickoff and Introduction to the Topic 24 September 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Group Presentations of First Reviews of the Topics and Feedback 1 October 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Group Presentations of Interim Results and Discussion 8 October 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Final Presentations 15 October 2021 15:30 – 18:45

    Further Information

  • Brief Description

    The sustainability issues that humanity is facing induce an urgent need to rethink and redesign existing business models to manage the transition to a more sustainable economy. In this context, the idea of a circular, instead of a linear economy has gained increased attention, i.e., an economy in which is regenerative by design and aims to decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources.

    In this course, participants…

    • gain an understanding of business model design and circular economy;
    • they learn how to rethink and redesign business models to reduce the company‘s negative impacts;
    • and they reflect on possible future developments and conditions needed to enable a positive transition to a more sustainable economy.
  • Application

    Registration/Application via Portal2 is required.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please don't hesitate to contact sustainablebusiness bwl.uni-mannheim.de.

Updated: July 2021