Austria, Vienna

Sustainability-driven Enterprises

when 29 July 2013 - 16 August 2013
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee EUR 800

This Bachelor-level Program of the International Summer University WU in Vienna consists of intensive courses, held by WU university staff, and enrichment courses, held by renowned, international guest lecturers. rnrnThe course description:rnThe course aims at providing an introduction into the concept of sustainability, a breaking down of this concept into the regional scale and a translation of it into the business world. The students will not only learn the theoretical background and the scientific models of sustainability, but will work practically to experience “hands-on” what the concept and theory may mean in the context of a business environment.rnIn short, we want to make the rather vague and fuzzy concept of sustainability tangible and operational in the real world.

Course leader

WU university staff will hold this intensive course (6 ECTS) from Monday through Friday in the mornings.rnrnEnrichment courses (1.5 ECTS) are held by renowned, international guest lecturers of WU partner universities and take place on selected afterno

Target group

General requirements are a minimum university standing of two years for undergraduates.

Course aim

• Understanding the concept of sustainability/sustainable development
• Understanding the various models of sustainability as developed in natural science as well as ecological economics
• Application of these models on the regional scale
• Case study on sustainability in the regional business context

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
Students will attend one Intensive Course (in this case, Sustainability-driven Enterprises) and one Enrichment Course (either Company Practices and Trends in Ethical Management or International Entrepreneurship) and gain a total of 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 800: Full tuition: 800 EUR OR reduced tuition: 400 EUR which applies to students who attend a WU partner university school.
EUR 1190: In addition to the tuition fee, a program fee is also required. The following services are offered to all participants: -Enriching classes with an international perspective - Opportunities for intercultural exchange through the social and cultural program -Breakfast and lunch (Monday through Friday on lecture days) -Accommodation in the students’ residence hall -Internet access on campus and in residence halls - Company visits (in the Graduate Program) -Public transportation ticket within Vienna for the time of the session -Course materials -Use of WU's infrastructure -Grade Certificate


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