Energy and Transport Management

Advanced Harvard Case Studies in Sustainable Management

Integrated course, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

This integrated lecture builds on the knowledge aquired in the lecture "Strategic Management" and introduces students to the topic of "Sustainability Management" with the help of selected Harvard Business Cases. Students will learn how to read, interpret and write about classical industry case studies. Concepts of sustainable management from all over the world will be analysed, evaluated and discussed focusing on the core fields of this master degree programme, namely, energy, mobility and the environmental sector.

Learning outcomes

After completion of this module, students will be able to put theoretical concepts of strategic and sustainable management into practice. They will be able to read, analyse and evaluate industry-specific case studies orally and in writing.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Ellet: The Case Study Handbook, Harvard Business Review Press, 2007
Ellet: The Case Study Handbook - A Student's Guide, Harvard Business Review Press, 2018
Cohen: Sustainability Management: Lessons from New York City, America and the Planet, Columbia University Press, 2014
Schmidpeter/Capaldi/Idowu/Lotter: International Dimensions of Sustainable Management, Springer Verlag, 2019

Harvard Business Review,
Harvard Business Case Studies,
MIT Sloan Case Studies

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment with additional written/oral examinations