Nachhaltiges Management

Lehrende/Lecturer/s: Prof. Dr. Georg Müller-Christ
Zeitraum/Time period: Anytime
Credit Points: 3 CP
Workload: 90 hours
Sprache/Language: deutsch
VAK-Nr./Course No.: eGS-VA-NHM-08
Anbieter/Supplier: VAN & eGS
Lizenz/License: CC BY
Open course

Content of the Course

The course answers the question of how companies can act sustainably. To this end, in a first thematic area it elaborates the understanding of sustainability in politics and business and clarifies the relevance of sustainable action for companies in the face of insufficient resources. In the second topic area, theoretical impulses for corporate action are explained and concepts for resolving contradictions between economic, social and ecological concerns and for creating a balance between different interests are introduced. Finally, concrete instruments for the realization of sustainable resource management are presented.

Acquisition of Competences

You will develop an understanding of sustainability in relation to politics and business and know approaches for sustainable entrepreneurial action as well as an awareness of resource scarcity. Furthermore, you will know concepts for dealing with contradictions, e.g. between ecological, economic and social requirements and possess the ability to apply concrete instruments for the realization of sustainable resource management.

Exam Information

To receive a certificate of achievement and credit points, you must complete the course with an electronic exam. You can choose the examination date freely from several examination times in the semester. The examination takes place in presence.

  • Students of the University of Bremen take their exams in the university's test center.
  • Students from partner universities of the Virtual Academy of Sustainability take their exams on dates at their home university.

Target Group

The course is open to students of all disciplines. The offer is especially addressed to students of the University of Bremen and students of the partner universities of the Virtual Academy Sustainability. The content is designed as OER (Open Educational Resources) and therefore available for all interested parties. In principle, the learning videos can also be used in non-university settings. Thus, learners from other groups (e.g. companies) also have the opportunity to benefit from them.

Lecturers of the Course

Prof. Dr. Georg Müller-Christ is a professor in the field of sustainable management at the University of Bremen since 2001. From 2009-2015, he was also spokesperson of the working group "Universities and Sustainability" of the Round Table of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ( and from 2016-2020 spokesperson of the Expert Forum University and spokesperson of the Partner Network University. Prof. Dr. Müller-Christ is also Chairman of the Board of the Virtual Academy for Sustainability and a member of the Board of the German Association for Sustainability at Universities.

Course Management

This course is managed by the eGeneral Studies team and the team of the Virtual Academy of Sustainability. If you have any questions, please contact:

  • (for students of the University of Bremen)
  • (for students of the Virtual Academy Sustainability)


This course is a self-paced course. It takes place only online; you can start with the course at any time.


None, Course for basic knowledge