Sustainable Management & Technology

  • English
  • Munich
  • Blended
  • Spring 2024
  • 8 days in 11 weeks
  • 3590 €, Discounts available

Sustainable Management & Technology – Transformation towards Sustainability

The program acts as an introduction to current discussions within sustainable management and innovative biotechnologies. Participants will acquire the ability to support the transformation of their organizations towards sustainable entities. They learn to assess which trends and technologies have the potential to prevail on the market in the future. Furthermore, they will be able to strengthen economic, social and ecological sustainability of their organizations, and identify new business areas and technology trends. In addition, methodological knowledge is imparted, e.g. in life cycle assessment, circular economy, bioeconomy and design of sustainable supply chains. To ensure a smooth transfer of knowledge to participants own work environments we offer the chance to work on an individual basis with our professional coaches.

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Why this program?

Reconciling ecological, social and economic sustainability in management and technology development is one of today’s major challenges. This program enables participants to support their organizations in the transformation towards a more sustainable future and to identify and actively shape new, innovative technology trends at an early stage.

The TUM Campus in Straubing with its focus on biotechnology and sustainability contributes to the uniqueness of the part-time course. An important balance of academic input and practice-oriented elements promotes exchange and networking among participants. By bringing in a challenge from their own professional environment, both the participants and their organizations benefit from the program.

This program grew out of the SustainabilityDialogue@TUM. Society’s interest in sustainability-oriented business is greater than ever. Changing consumer behavior, employee expectations and also political regulations mean that companies must rethink sustainability.

With the SustainabilityDialogue@TUM, a platform has been created for the regular exchange of knowledge and experience for company representatives across company boundaries and functional areas. The network is aiming to give new impulses to the economy as well as to inspire the research and teaching activities at TUM.


  • Certificate: After successful completion of the final exam, you will receive a certificate from the Technical University of Munich.

    The certificate program is creditable for all Executive MBA programs at TUM.
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dr. Alexander Hübner, Chair for Supply and Value Chain Management, TUM Campus Straubing
  • Target Group: For all those who want to initiate change in their working environment, this program is designed to provide a holistic perspective on environmental, economic and social sustainability and technologies. Professionals from all industries and backgrounds are welcome. The program gives a broad overview about technological trends and methods for the management of sustainability but also introduces basics.
  • Access requirements: Participants should have several years of professional experience (leadership experience desired), an interest in sustainability and building a network, and the courage to drive change.
  • Location: Straubing
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 11 weeks
  • Dates: Presence block 1: April 10 – 12, 2024, on-site Presence block 2: May, 2 – 3, 2024, on-site
    Final presentations: July 5, 2024, online on Zoom
  • Application Deadline: Application deadline is 31st of March
  • Format: Blended-learning
  • Program fee: 3,590 €*
  • Discounts: We offer one scholarship for employees of companies in Straubing (50% of the program fee).

    Discounts: 10% discount for TUM Alumni and members or employees of our strategic cooperation partners and employees of companies in Straubing.

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.



·        Motivation and aim
·        Circular Economy – an introduction to the concept
·        Action fields for a Circular Economy
·        Challenges
·        Solution approaches
·        Nudging (Defaults, Social comparisons and norms, Goals, Criticism)
·        Incentives
·        Design of behavioral interventions
·        Behavioral Change: Conscious and Strategic Behavior
·        Global Overview land use and forests
·        Wood assortments (and lignocellulose)
·        Forest biomass supply and demand
·        Plantations
·        Saw milling industry
·        Pulp and paper industry
·        Wood based panels
·        Pellets
·        Fundamentals in SCM
·        Relevance of Sustainability in SCs
·        Concepts of Sustainable SCM
·        Applications of Sustainable SCM
Environmental Sustainability:
• CO2 pricing / taxes
• Carbon Border Adjustment avoiding Carbon Leakage
• Carbon Neutrality
• Environmental Evaluation
Social Sustainability:
• Supply Chain Due Diligence Act
• Modern Slavery
• Food Security / Poverty
Governance / Institutional Sustainability
• Corruption, property rights
1. Explanation of terminology
2. Raw material potential and reason for use
3. Drop in vs. New to the market
4. Composition of renewable resources
5. Concrete examples
• Ethylene and propylene
• Alternatives to polyacrylates
• PEF vs. PET
• Laurinlactam
• Caranlactam
6. CO2 and electricity as renewables
·        Introduction: Legislation
·        Introduction: Fleet limits
·        Assessment limits


  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Hübner, Chair for Supply and Value Chain Management, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Anja Faße, Head of Professorship for Environmental and Development Economics, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Cordt Zollfrank, Professorship Biogenic Polymers, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber, Professorship for Chemistry of Biogenic Resources, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Hubert Röder, Head of Professorship for Sustainable Business Economics, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Kainz, Head of the Professorship of Energy Technology, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Magnus Fröhling, Head of Professorship for Circular Economy, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Goerg, Professorship for Economics, TUM



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