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Module WIW-INT-NGW-M-1

Sustainability in society and business (M, 6.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-INT-NGW-M-1 Sustainability in society and business 6.0 CP (180 h)


CP, Effort 6.0 CP = 180 h
Position of the semester 2 Sem. from WiSe/SuSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [WIW-SMG] Sustainability Management
Reference course of study [WIW-82.21-SG] B.Sc. Business Studies
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
Open Online Course „Sustainable Development“ (KLOOC)
P 0 h 90 h
- no 3.0 *
Social Responsibility in Business
P 30 h 30 h - - PL1 2.0 WiSe
  • About [WIW-INT-KLOOC-K-1]: Title: "Open Online Course „Sustainable Development“ (KLOOC)"; Self-Study: 90 h
  • About [WIW-INT-KLOOC-K-1]: The study achievement [U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded) must be obtained.
  • About [WIW-INT-WGV-K-1]: Title: "Social Responsibility in Business"; Presence-Time: 30 h; Self-Study: 30 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90 Min.)

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


The examination consists of a 90-minute exam.

Prerequisite for participation in the exam is the processing

of three unevaluated multiple-choice question blocks

during the semester.


Processing and submission of weekly exercises and quiz

questions for separate prior registration (ungraded



This course is an Open Online Course in cooperation with the DISC of the TU Kaiserslautern, which takes place completely virtually (KLOOC). In the respective weeks duties are compulsory.
  • Introduction to the background and design of the concept of sustainable development from different disciplines.
  • The following topics will be dealt with in depth in video lectures and tasks:
  • Challenges of sustainable development (Department Wiwi/ Prof. Dr. von Hauff)
  • Planning Cultures and Sustainability (Department of Spatial and Environmental Planning/ Prof. Dr.


  • Home cybernetics / timber construction (Department of Architecture / Prof. Dr. Graf, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Krötsch

and Jun.Prof. Dr. Tersluisen )

  • Sustainable Energy Supply and Mobility (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information

Technology/Prof. Dr. Wellßow and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Görges)

  • Circuit Production/Sustainable Product Development (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process

Engineering/Prof. Dr. Eigner)

  • Sustainability management in companies (Deptartement Wiwi/ Prof. Dr. Spraul)
  • Sustainability from the Perspective of Strategic Management (Department Wiwi/ Prof. Dr. Müller-Seitz)
  • Education for Sustainable Development: Educational Challenge of a Social Transformation for

Sustainability (Department Sowi/ Dr. Heyck und Dr. Prescher)

The course serves to implement the mission statement "Leadership in Global Responsibility" of the Department of Business

and Economics and is therefore obligatory for all Bachelor students of BWL, BWL tQ, WI and Socioinformatics.

Economic and especially entrepreneurial activities take place in a social context. This gives rise to a responsibility on the part of

the actors involved, be it citizens, consumers, companies, governments or non-profit organisations. This event will examine

how "doing business in a socially responsible manner" is possible. It aims to interest students in questions of social

responsibility and to enable them to take a meta-perspective of their individual actions and the relationship between ethics

and economics.


Chapter 1: Global trends and prerequisites for responsible action

Chapter 2: Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals

Chapter 3: The Role of the Individual - Ethics, Responsibility, Images of Humanity

Chapter 4: Economic systems and economic subjects

Chapter 5: Corporate Ethics and Sustainability Management

Chapter 6: Selected instruments of sustainability management

Chapter 7: Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship

Chapter 8: Measuring and reporting sustainability and social responsibility

Chapter 9: Individual fields of action in the economic context

Competencies / intended learning achievements

With the successful completion of the module, the students will be able,
  • to know the sustainable development goal and their indicators for measuring sustainable development.
  • to critically discuss the role of ethics, responsibility and concepts of humanity in economic systems and subjects.
  • to develop a personal attitude towards the topic of social responsibility.
  • to highlight instruments of social responsibility within and outside the core business.
  • to summarize measures for measuring and reporting sustainability and social responsibility.
  • Reconstruct examples of corporate social responsibility.
  • to argue the importance of economies and the cooperation of sectors for the implementation of sustainability.
  • to formulate interdisciplinary measures for global, sustainable value creation.
  • to reflect on their own role in the economic system as consumers, employees and founders.
  • to combine sustainability content from different disciplines (architecture, social sciences, engineering sciences,



  • Dyllick, T. & Hockerts, K. (2002). Beyond the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability. Business Strategy and the

Environment, 11, 130–141. doi: 10.1002/bse.323.

  • Gesang, B. (2016). Wirtschaftsethik und Menschenrechte: Ein Kompass zur Orientierung im ökonomischen Denken

und im unternehmerischen Handeln. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

  • Moon, J. (2014). Corporate social responsibility: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [WIW-INT-NGW-M-1]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[WIW-82.21-SG] B.Sc. Business Studies Integrative Courses [P] Compulsory
[WIW-82.789-SG] B.Sc. Business Studies with Technical Qualifications Integrative Courses [P] Compulsory
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Studies 2021 [2021] Profile Area [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Studies with Technical Qualifications 2021 [2021] Profile Area [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Chemistry 2021 [2021] Profile area [WP] Compulsory Elective