Courses Exchange Display 2019-2020

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Course title Evidence-based Impact Assessment for Sustainable Business Practices
Course code EBS2069
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 13-1-2020 24-1-2020 C
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Pomme Theunissen
For more information: p.theunissen@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This skill introduces students to evaluate and assess the impact and success of sustainable business practices from different perspectives of a company.
Description
The best business ideas are the best... because they have proven themselves to be exactly that. But how do you prove the success of sustainable business practices, aimed at furthering an objective (e.g., the environment, labor practices, gender equality) that does not necessarily support the firm’s bottom line? Do they achieve their objectives, and how do they contribute to that bottom line? In this skill, you will learn (i) that the correct method used to answer these questions depends very much on the type of business; (ii) that the success of sustainable business practices varies (and why); (iii) how to assess the relationship between firms’ bottom line (sales, profits, market share) and their focus on sustainability. The emphasis on the course is on real-life data cases, which cover areas such as equities, corporate debt, microfinance, charitable giving and crowdfunding.
Literature
To be announced
Prerequisites
Exchange students need to have taken at least one introductory business course and one quantitative methods course including basic statistics and regression analysis and have an advanced level of English.
Keywords
Teaching methods Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Attendance / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - Economics and Management of Information Year 2 Elective Skill(s)
Bachelor International Business Year 2 Elective Skill(s)
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - Economics Year 2 Elective Skill(s)
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics - International Business Economics Year 2 Elective Skill(s)
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SBE Exchange Master Bachelor Exchange Skills
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