General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following

Ethical and sustainability competencies

Local and global societal competencies

Business and organisational competencies

Intercultural competencies

SDG´s in focus:
#4: Quality education
#7: Affordable and clean energy
#10: Reduced inequalities
#13: Climate action

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study entity you can:

You are able to identify and describe the UN
Sustainable Development Goals for
societal development, as well as to identify how
they are related to your field
and to the development of Nordic society as a
whole. (Knowledge)

You account for the rule of law, and understand
the fundamentals of employment law
as a foundation for the Nordic societal model.

You can relate your understanding of sustainable
development and ethical
principles to concrete contexts in your
profession. (Skills)

You can discuss various contemporary societal
topics in a social, cultural and
political context, doing so critically and
analytically. (Skills)

Stemming from your developed understanding of
sustainability and ethical
principles, you are able to reflect on the choices
you make professionally.

You reflect on your ability to contribute to your
environment while bearing in
mind the Nordic welfare model. (Approach)

Course contents

* UN Sustainable Development Goals
* Intercultural Business- cultural dimensions
* Nordic leadership styles
* The Nordic welfare model
* Employment law as a foundation for the Nordic
societal model

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Period 1 and Period 2 studies for first year

Previous course names

Intercultural Business

Additional information

Language used in course is mainly English. Swedish
speaking students are allowed to submit answers to
assignments and exams in Swedish.

Recommended or required reading

To be announced by latest during Introduction

Study activities

  • Lectures - 27 hours
  • Practical exercises - 19 hours
  • Small-group work - 19 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Examination requirements:
Self study materials + quiz (15%)
Career related individual assignment (5%)
Workshops and group reflections on related topics
and learnings (80%)

To pass the course the student should pass the
examinations presented more in detail during the
introduction lecture.


  • Broth Joacim
  • Kietz Tove
  • Nyberg Janne


Kietz Tove

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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