Applied Management of Change and Innovation for Sustainability, 7.5 credits
Applied Management of Change and Innovation for Sustainability, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2020
Course Code: JAMN28
Confirmed by: Council for Undergraduate and Masters Education Jan 25, 2018
Valid From: Aug 20, 2018
Version: 1
Education Cycle: First-cycle level
Disciplinary domain: Social sciences
Subject group: FE1
Specialised in: G2F
Main field of study: Business Administration

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course, the students will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

1. explain challenges and opportunities embedded in change management for the development for sustainability practice,
2. explain challenges and opportunities for product, service, process and business model innovation for sustainability practice,

Skills and abilities

3. develop change management strategies for sustainability practice,
4. apply innovation frameworks and tools for designing product, service, process and business model for sustainability practice,

Judgement and approach

5. evaluate an organization’s need for aligning its change and innovation strategies,
6. reflect on the role of responsibility of CEOs and managers towards their employees, customers and their communities when promoting change and innovation geared towards sustainability in their organizations.


This course provides students an understanding of change management and innovation for sustainability in practice. The course is anchored in a sustainability project for stimulating change and innovation in private enterprises, or not-for-profit organizations or government agencies. The content reflects the following aspects including:

Type of instruction

The course is based on individual and group assignment in lectures, and seminars.

The teaching is conducted in English.


60 credits (equivalent to one year of studies) in Business Administration and/or Economics, with at least 30 credits in Business Administration and 7,5 credits in Design and Management of Change and Innovation (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded A, B, C, D, E, FX or F.

The ILOs listed above are assessed through the following types of examination:
Group Project ILO´s 3-6
Individual Assignment ILO´s 1,2, & 6

To pass the course, students must pass each element of examination.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Group Project3.5 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Individual Assignment4 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F

Course evaluation

It is the responsibility of the examiner to ensure that each course is evaluated. At the outset of the course, evaluators must be identified (elected) among the students. The course evaluation is carried out continuously as well as at the end of the course. On the completion of the course the course evaluators and course examiner discuss the course evaluation and possible improvements. A summary report is created and archived. The reports are followed up by program directors and discussed in program groups and with relevant others (depending on issue e.g. Associate Dean of Education, Associate Dean of faculty, Director of PhD Candidates, Dean and Director of Studies). The next time the course runs, students should be informed of any measures taken to improve the course based on the previous course evaluation.

Other information

Academic integrity:
JIBS students are expected to maintain a strong academic integrity. This implies to behave within the boundaries of academic rules and expectations relating to all types of teaching and examination. Copying someone else’s work is a particularly serious offence and can lead to disciplinary action. When you copy someone else’s work, you are plagiarizing. You must not copy sections of work (such as paragraphs, diagrams, tables and words) from any other person, including another student or any other author. Cutting and pasting is a clear example of plagiarism. There is a workshop and online resources to assist you in not plagiarizing called the Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide. Other forms of breaking academic integrity include (but are not limited to) adding your name to a project you did not work on (or allowing someone to add their name), cheating on an examination, helping other students to cheat and submitting other students work as your own, and using non-allowed electronic equipment during an examination. All of these make you liable to disciplinary action.

Course literature

Murray, R., Caulier-Grice, J., Mulgan, G. (2010). The open book of social innovation, Social innovators series: Ways to design, develop and grow social innovation. The Young Foundation, Nesta, Innovating Public Services.