Introduction to Sustainability Management Accounting


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SAMC-F1 Introduction to Sustainability Management Accounting
* Die Veranstaltung findet im Zeitraum 01.10.2024 bis 18.11.2024 statt. Die genauen Termine werden in Kürze bekanntgegeben.
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In this module, participants familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of Sustainability Management Accounting. They explore important macro-level links of the modern accounting system and learn how a company can improve on its overall sustainability performance by transitioning to a sustainability-oriented accounting system. They study the differences between conventional and sustainability accounting systems and concern themselves with the reasons, frameworks, measurement requirements and valuation of sustainability management accounting. Upon completion, participants can conceptualize how modern accounting systems contribute to holistic sustainability-oriented management and decision-making.



is restricted access: Yes
Requirements - university entrance qualification: Not required
Requirements - one year of work experience: Not required
Requirements Language: English at least level B2
Requirements Expertise: None
Topic: Engineering & Natural Sciences, Management & Leadership, Sustainability, Energy & Environment
Format of course: Online
Level: Bachelor
Course language: English
Study programme: Sustainability Accounting and Management Control
Number of credit points / ECTS: 5
Workload Contact time (in hours): 15
Workload self-study time (in hours): 110
Examination: In-class examination
Exam format: Portfolio
Further exam format: No further Exam

-Understand and define Sustainability Management Accounting
Identify key issues to support a sustainability transformation of the organisation
Know relevant frameworks of sustainability accounting
-Understand requirements for sustainability performance measurement and know relevant indicators
-Understand how sustainability management efforts contribute to corporate value creation