Freestanding course, Bachelor’s level
15 hp
Malmö daytime 100%
29 March 2021 - 6 June 2021
Full tuition fee: 23000 SEK

About the course

This course prepares students to work with environmental management concepts and tools in a wide variety of settings including businesses, government, and NGOs. The purpose of the course is to familiarize students with tools and their use so that students can work to change internal routines and knowledge as well as external relations with other organizations to ensure that the organization they work for is better able to reach its environmental potential. The multidisciplinary approach of this course means that upon leaving the course students will have experience with concrete tools to be able to coordinate a variety of environmental work, within and between organizations; calculate environmental impacts; and sketch alternative solutions or approaches.

Course content

This transdisciplinary course focuses on the following seven core themes: natural or urban green space environmental management, environmental spatial planning, the work environment, an introduction to business economics, business environmental management, basic climate change strategies, and product design for the environment. Within the transdisciplinary nature of this course the tools and concepts listed below marked A deal primarily with spaces, geography and physical planning i.e. more governmental tasks while the ones marked B deal primarily with the organizations and environmental management within businesses whereas those marked C are relevant in many situations. In addition to basic understanding of core concepts and practice using the various tools, students will develop understanding of what it means to lead and coordinate processes and environment projects in different organizations.

Specifically this course includes:

  • The ecological, social and economic context of environmental management (C)
  • Environmental strategy (B)
  • Environmental management systems (B)
  • Work environment legislation (B)
  • Key concepts in work environment (B)
  • Systematical tools to improve the work environment (B)
  • Risk assessment (B)
  • Key concepts in project management (C)
  • The concept of eco-design and the life-cycle assessment tool (B)
  • Environmental impact assessment (A)
  • Conservation planning (A)
  • Management of urban green spaces (A)
  • Climate change issues in (spatial) planning (A)
  • Climate change strategies in business (B)
  • Key concepts in business economics (B)
  • Budgets (C)
  • Investment calculations (C)

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

General requirements for university studies.


Swedish upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course literature

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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