MAN 665: Sustainability Management Simulation: Net Zero

The module is designed for students who want to gain deeper understanding of emission reduction strategies and sustainable management of companies. Students will experience the challenges and opportunities related to reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time managing overall business performance. This will include the actions that can be taken to reduce emissions, and the impact that such actions can have on the financial performance of a company.

Learning outcomes
Students will be able to apply their theoretical and conceptual knowledge of sustainability management in a hands-on application exercise. Upon successful completion of the course, students will understand drivers of greenhouse gas emissions, actions to reduce emissions and their impact on financial performance. Moreover, students will have acquired knowledge of how cutting greenhouse gas emissions can help companies to reduce costs and increase revenues and are able to evaluate corporate emission reduction efforts. The course focuses on the computer simulation Sustainability Management Simulation: Net Zero.

Necessary prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites
Bachelor-level knowledge of management and strong interest in application of sustainability management.

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Case Study Presentation1 SWS5 SWS
ECTS credits2
Graded yes
Form of assessmentSimulation result (50%), strategy outline (25%), final report (25%)
Only one examination date per semester!
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationvia “Student Portal”
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl
Alicia Minnerup
Frequency of offeringSpring semester & fall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd, M.Sc. VWL, M.Sc. Wirt. Inf.
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2, CG 3
LiteratureSimulation manual that will be provided in the kick-off meeting.
Course outline