Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.3345 Fostering sustainability: a digitalization perspective
(Fostering sustainability: a digitalization perspective)
Koordinator (coordinator): Simon Trang
Ansprechpartner (contact): Simon Trang (simon.trang[at] )
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): WS
Studiensemester (study semester): 3-6
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.33451 / Fostering sustainability: a digitalization perspective Seminar P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):
Zur Zeit sind keine Voraussetzungen bekannt. (No conditions are known.)
Inhalte (short description):

​This seminar is designed to provide an introduction into the assessment of different sustainability initiatives and programs from a digitalization point of view. Students will present and discuss selected examples where digital innovations have been used to achieve sustainability goals. Moreover, they learn to evaluate whether and why digital innovations work or do not work.

As part of the teaching program within the Center for Sustainable Economy, the seminar will be augmented with a group of students supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Kesternich to add a economics perspective on current challenges in sustainability issues.​

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
  • will gain a profound methodological understanding on how to assess sustainability programs and initiatives from a digital point of view
  • will process and discuss recently published research articles in the field of sustainability and digitalization
  • inspire ideas for own design-oriented or empirical research projects

  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
  • ​learn how to read and critically research articles in the field of sustainability and digitalization
  • improve their skills in assessing IS design results and their subsequent interpretation in scientific articles, policy reports and press articles

  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • shape own presentation skills in presenting scientific research results
  • participate and engage in discussions in scientific seminars 
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):
  • ​conduct an independent literature research
  • embed own work in the scientific discourse 

  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Präsentation 20 40.00 %
    b) Hausarbeit 15 60.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 1)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    B.Sc. International Business Studies, B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    15 Personen
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):
    ​The course will be taught in English. Presentations and Seminar papers will be in English. The topics for the seminar papers will be provided by the lecturer.

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