Cologne, Germany

Sustainable Transformation

when 17 June 2024 - 11 July 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 900

The free-market economy that prevails in Europe today has shown unquestioned achievements, for the economic development has been breathtaking since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Although our economy calls for the careful use of all resources, it is precisely this that does not seem to work easily. This is one of the reasons why a majority of international nations have committed themselves to no longer satisfying today's needs at the expense of future generations. For this to succeed, a transformation of our economic system is necessary and must follow the principles of sustainability. However, sustainability is multifaceted and multi-layered. It is more than the extremely important issues of climate protection or the production of renewable energy. For those responsible for shaping a sustainable economy, the framework for Sustainable Transformation must be known.

This course will make this framework transparent and will leave you space to come up with your own ideas in the various fields of action and to introduce and discuss them with the other course participants.

Course leader

Stephan Ley

Target group

The intense short-term programme is designed for bachelor and master students who are at least in their second year of studies with a solid Business, Management or Engineering background.

Course aim

• Develop an understanding of the framework of Sustainable Transformation
• Gain insight into different sustainability concepts and principles
• Evaluate how these concepts and principles are brought to life in practice via concrete examples
• Apply these concepts and principles to co-create a Sustainable Transformation of current business models

Fee info

EUR 900: Tuition excludes travel expenses and accommodation but includes extracurricular social activities.