Basic modules convey fundamental theoretical and application-oriented approaches of business- and economic-based concepts for sustainability management and sustainability economics. They also include the conveyance of interdisciplinary knowledge and capacities in environmental, natural and social sciences. The five basic modules are obligatory for all students. It is recommended to take this courses in the first semester.
Accent modules provide further theoretical and application-oriented knowledge in the economic core subjects. The five mandatory accent modules should be taken in the second and third semester.
Extension modules are freely selectable and combinable by the students. They target the conveyance of specific application-oriented knowledge with high relevance to the professional fields. Students can choose five out of 20 extension modules. Normally two of them should be taken in summer, three in the winter semester.
Master thesis and colloquium
Students have to write the Master thesis to show that they are able to solve a scientific problem on their own, application-oriented and by applying scientific methods. With the chosen topic the student needs to show his or her deeper knowledge in the economic analysis of sustainability problems and his or her capacity for independent interdisciplinary scientific and application-oriented work including the mastery of scientific methods.
The research colloquium accompanying the master thesis should deepen the student's expertise in scientific methods.