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Leading Change through Sustainable Projects 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

This course provides students with an understanding of change leadership and sustainable project management. The course provides frameworks to create and stimulate transition and transformation in private enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. The course pays attention to the challenges of change management when coupled with project management for sustainability. The content reflects the following aspects:

  • Approaches and tools for designing and managing change and sustainable projects.
  • Approaches and tools for the management of projects oriented toward sustainability.
  • The leadership of change and transformation.
  • Perspectives on resistance to change.
  • Case analysis of change projects and project management for sustainability.

Connection to Research and Practice
The course is based primarily on contemporary research on various topics related to change management and project management for sustainability. Contemporary and important research publications including books and journal articles form the main component of the literature in the course. Through the analysis and application of the selected research materials, the students explore deeper into each topic and learn about the various issues and implications of change and project management from a theoretical as well as practical perspective. The course is core to MMTC where research on transformation and sustainability is being conducted. Discussions in the classroom are always supported by presenting cases and examples from practice as well as research. Additionally, the student engages in group project work which includes application oriented seminars or case studies, or collaboration with enterprises through problem-based learning for the development of their strategic management competence. The competence fosters the ability to collectively design projects stimulating sustainability transitions, adopting a long-term orientation and vision in the sustainability strategies of enterprises.


General entry requirements and taken courses of 15 credits in Business Administration and/or Economics including the course The Sustainable Enterprise – Social and Ecological Perspectives, 7.5 credits (or the equivalent).

Level of Education: Undergraduate
Course code/Ladok code: JLCK15
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Upcoming course occasions

Type of course
Study type
Spring 2025: Mar 24 - Jun 01
Rate of Study
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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