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International Environmental Management

 


 

 

Course outline:

This Course deals with environmental problems and environmental policies that affect management decisions. Coping with environmental problems becomes an increasing issue in management, a fact that is nicely showed by the American SO2 certificates program. Different approaches are presented to the students, theoretical topics as well as case studies based on the current state-of-the-art academic literature.

Major Topics

  • Introduction and Motivation
  • Foundations: Environmental economics
  • Environment and Competitiveness
  • Production under environmental constraints
  • Voluntary Environmental Standards or Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Liability rules under private information
  • SO2-Problem
  • Rational Energy Use and Conservation Programs
  • Eco-Labeling
  • Greenhouse Problem
  • Voluntary Environmental Agreements (VEAs)
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Location, Siting
  • Case Studies in Environmental Management
  • Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy

 


 

Organisation / Time & Place:

The course is scheduled every Thursday, 15:00-16:30, in HS 3.


Exams The two exams will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 10.05.2016 16:45 - 18:15; HS6
  • Friday 01.07.2016 15:00-16:30; HS4

Please make a note of the dates as no alternative dates will be offered.


Assessment:

the assesment is based on two written exams, each contributing 50% to the final grade.
The minimum requirement for a positive graduation are 50 percent:

  • 5: less than 49%
  • 4: 50% - 61%
  • 3: 62% - 75%
  • 2: 75% - 87%
  • 1: 88% - 100%

Please note that regular class attendance is compulsory in this course.

Erasmus students - term paper: 

Erasmus students have the option to gain extra points (up to 40%) for writing a term paper that is on a related subject treated in the lecture. The work should correspond to one week effort and meet scientific standards. Deadline is the end of the semester.  


Bachelor Thesis:

If you are interested in writing a BACHELOR THESIS you must send a mail to prof. Wirl as soon as possible. You will receive a confirmation/rejection by April 12th.

For more information please follow this link.


 

 

Materials:

The material for the course, as well as for the exams are the slides presented in class and the additional script.

 

Script Int. Env. Management [PDF 8,34 MB]

Introduction [Update 08.03.2016]

Environment and Competitiveness [PDF 5,8 MB]

Foundations I [PDF 2,66 MB]

Foundations II [PDF 800 KB]

 Foundations III [PDF 372 KB]

Production I [PDF 291 KB]

Production II [PDF 990 KB]

 Production III [PDF 990 KB]

Greenhouse Gases [PDF 4,95 MB] - Update 21.05.2015

Valuation Methods [PDF 999 KB]

VEMS I [PDF 3,89 MB] 

VEMS II [PDF 2.63 MB]

Environment and Regional Economics [0,9 MB]

Environment Sustainability and Renewables [1,9 MB]

EConservation  [PDF 938 KB]

Pollution [PDF 1,2 MB]

 

 Topics for the 1st Test

 Topics for the 2nd Test


Grades:

 

Midterm Results

Final Results

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Fachbereich für Industrie, Energie und Umwelt
Univ.-Prof.Dr. Franz Wirl
Universität Wien

Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
1090 Wien
T: +43-1-4277-381 02
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