spring 2020

BED-3068 Responsible and Sustainable Entrepreneurship/ business - 10 ECTS

Last changed: 09.01.2020

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Type of course

This course can not be taken as a singular course.

Course content

This course will educate about two emerging areas in the field  of innovation and entrepreneurship. Sustainability is the focus on how to create self - renewing systems, so that resources used in the business are replenished over time. Responsibility focuses on understanding which stakeholders will be affected, how they will be affected  and the consequences over time

Objectives of the course

This course is designed to endow students  an insight into sustainability and responsibility when developing a new business. By the end of the class students will be able to :


  • Articulate problems and formulate relevant sustainable business solutions
  • Understands what is meant with the terms" responsibility" and sustainability
  • Understand the challenge of creating economic, environment and social sustainability
  • Understand the difference between responsibility as a purpose, process or outcome
  • Understand how to integrate responsibility and sustainability into the business processes.
  • Make analysis to understand the fundability of sustainability/ responsibility
  • Stakeholder analysis



The course will help our students¿ grow, intellectually, personally and professionally so that they feel enabled, exposed and motivated to make  significant positive contribution to  the organization they serve and to society as a whole.


In addition to the academic objectives of this course, Entrepreneurship will provide you with the opportunity to develop the following competencies

  • Creativity
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Process management
  • Time management
  • Managing vision and purpose
  • Peer relation


This class is experientially based and will require your active engagement in the process of entrepreneurial envisioning and analysis. The frameworks for learning will be participating in the CCU project at Finnfjord or other similar undertakings.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, groupwork, presentation, tasks


Portifolio evaluation. The portifolio consists of the following parts;

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Industry Interview
  • Essay
  • Oral Report
  • Class participation
  • Class Judge
  • Case Write ups

Grading: A-F.

Language of examination is English.