I-Week on Sustainability

Course Code :1305TEWBDK
Study domain:Business sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:The student must have obtained a credit for the following course or has to include this course in his/her study programme:
- 'Bachelorproef'
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:continuous assessment
Possibility of resit:No
Lecturer(s)Luc Van Liedekerke
Rudy Martens
Peter Verhezen

3. Course contents *

The objective of the International Week is to foster a global perspective and intercultural climate. By exposing students to international perspectives on current issues in management, the international week experience will provide an opportunity to reflect on ethical issues in the business world, through a multidisciplinary approach. Students will participate in lectures delivered by foreign visiting professors or business managers with international experience.

Each year, the International week will have an overarching theme that binds the 5 days of plenary and workshop or group sessions. Through relevant international speakers and participation of our business partners, we will ensure that this theme is addressed in multidisciplinary perspectives.
The theme for this International Week is "sustainability", a broad theme that has various facets, for example financial, ecological, ethical etc.  Sustainability refers to the long-term survival chances of a system, which is based on interactions with many other subsystems and a fair distribution of resources and opportunities. Sustainability can be approached and analyzed in different contexts, such as geographical context (BRIC, EU, ASEAN ...) or by industrial context (sector) or by functional context (marketing, finance, production, strategy …).  In plenary sessions the global issues of sustainability will be presented.  Specific themes or contexts can then further be discussed in smaller groups.

When subscribing for this course please note that attendance during this week is mandatory, attendance will be registred at multiple occasions and absences will be penalised. Only the other classes of the third Bachelor year of AES - Business economics will be suspended. If you are attending other courses, please be aware that these classes will not be suspended.