Engage Modules

Engage Modules

NHH-students can participate in modules at partner universities in the ENGAGE.EU alliance in the autumn 2022 and spring 2023 semesters.

If you are a prospective incoming student to NHH, you will find information on how to apply on this website

ENGAGE.EU is an alliance of leading European universities in business, economics, and the social sciences, which aims to provide European citizens with the set of skills and competencies needed to tackle major societal challenges.

The seven universities of Engage.EU have developed societal challenge-driven modules of approx. 14-18 ECTS with interdisciplinary online courses on the Bachelor and Master levels. The modules are open for students of all partner universities and aimed at developing the knowledge, skills, and competences you will need to contribute to Europe’s economic capability and societal development.

The programme targets NHH students who:

  • have not been on exchange during their current degree (bachelor/masters) or
  • who would like to cancel their planned exchange stay and go on exchange virtually instead or
  • students who would like to gain extra skills in addition to their NHH-degree.

If you have been nominated to go on regular exchange in the Spring 2023 semester, but would rather do a virtual Engage exchange, please send an e-mail to int.stud@nhh.no about your decision as soon as possible. 

You do not need to already be part of the exchange programme in order to apply for a Module.

  • Course Regulations

    Course Regulations

    You can apply to take courses from several universities within the Engage network simultaneously. Please note that each university may limit the amount of courses you can register for, so it is unlikely that you will be able to take courses worth 30 ECTS at any single university.

    You may only transfer up to 30 ECTS from other universities in your NHH-degree. This means that you cannot add 30 ECTS from regular exchange to your NHH diploma in addition to courses taken virtually via this programme.

    You do not need to apply for pre-approval of module courses.

Academic Programme 

Some modules require the student to take an exam under supervision. Please note that these modules are not available to NHH students.

Modules for Bachelor Students

  • The Futures of Europe, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

    The Futures of Europe, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

    Several recent societal challenges, such as large-scale migration, climate change, or fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, have shown to require political action that go beyond the national level. Not undisputed, the European Union has shown to be one of the most relevant political actors to address many issues that are relevant to us these days. However, the European Union is a complex actor that for many is difficult to understand.

    The aim of the ENGAGE.EU University Module ‘The Futures of Europe’ offered by Tilburg University is to provide students across Europe with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the institutions underlying the European Union by combining four courses coordinated and taught by top experts in their respective fields. The ENGAGE.EU University Module ‘The Futures of Europe’ offers comprehensive and multidisciplinary courses covering crucial aspects for the functioning of the European Union: its decision-making processes, its economy, and its culture. Upon completion of this Module, students have acquired a more encompassing understanding of the European Union and will be able to apply these insights in responding to questions that the European Union is currently struggling with.

    • Host: Tilburg University, The Netherlands
    • ECTS: 18
    • For whom: Bachelor students (2nd year and above)
    • Courses: Introduction to European Governance, Economics of the European Union, Sociological and Historical Perspectives on Identities, Learning Project: Values and Civil Society in Europe
  • Science for Future, University of Mannheim, Germany

    Science for Future, University of Mannheim, Germany

    This module combines business studies, cultural studies, and sociological perspectives on today’s societal challenges across Europe. It enables ENGAGE.EU students to combine the sociology of migration with international cultural perspectives and to learn how state of the art research can support sustainable development. “Stories we tell ourselves about ourselves”. This quote by Clifford Geertz describes the general theme of the Lecture “International Cultural Studies”, which revolves around important ideas, core concepts and theories that shape our culture as well as the way we act and think.

    The goal of the interdisciplinary lecture series “Science for Future” is to raise awareness for the potential of scientific research to contribute to sustainable development as defined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The overarching aim of the lecture “Ethnic Inequality” is to provide expertise in the field of migration sociology, paying attention not only to the description of main developments but also to the theoretical understanding and critical assessment of the sophisticated empirical evidence.

    • Host: University of Mannheim, Germany
    • ECTS: 14
    • For whom: Bachelor students (2nd year and above)
    • Courses: Cultural Studies, Ethnic Inequalities & Sustainable Development
  • Rethinking Value Creation: Marketing, Strategy and Logistics in the Post-Digital Era, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

    Rethinking Value Creation: Marketing, Strategy and Logistics in the Post-Digital Era, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

    While digital competency might originally have been a differentiating advantage for organizations, it will soon become an absolute necessity. As a result, companies will face a new level of expectations and can only set themselves apart by integrating sustainability strategies across multiple dimensions of their digital transformation roadmaps.

    The recent COVID-19 pandemic has fueled digitalization even more and has presented us with a valuable opportunity to rethink our decision-making. Companies have to come up with new and meaningful ways to apply technology in order to effectively tackle present as well as future environmental and societal challenges in the face of unprecedented disruptions. The module has been designed for 2nd and 3rd year bachelor students who are interested in new ways of value creation that go beyond digitalization.

    • Host: WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
    • ECTS: 18
    • For whom: Bachelor students (2nd year and above)
    • Courses: Advanced Strategic Management, Conscious Marketing, International Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing in the Age of Sustainability, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Marketing in the Age of Sustainability, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

    The module combines traditional and contemporary knowledge, which reflects the development of marketing and innovations (theory and practice). The main focus is shifted from the pure marketing problems to a set of wider, interdisciplinary questions. The customer centric approach is followed in order to examine the change of certain aspects of consumer behavior. The process of digitalization (especially in the light of the recent situation) and its reflection on consumer behavior is widely explored throughout the module. The greater need for responsible consumption is addressed within the context of the behavior of the individual consumer, while the exploration of the B2B relations serves as a background for further clarification of the marketing and innovations aspects of problems such as business transactions, lean supply chain management, ecology etc.

    Since the processes of internationalization and globalization are considered to be vital drivers towards a company’s development in the long run, the discussion within the module is brought to a wider level namely by including the scope and challenges of international marketing. The international marketing problems are referred to in the light of the managerial decisions and the strategic role of the processes (internationalization, digitalization and globalization) which take place within the global companies in the contemporary, constantly changing environment. Innovations, being integral part of company’s and consumer’s behavior are explored from a wider angle with the task to outline the whole process and the place of the company and the consumer in it.

    • Host: University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • ECTS: 16
    • For whom: Bachelor students (2nd year and above)
    • Courses: Consumer, Business Innovations and investments, International Marketing

 

Modules for Master Students

  • Just Transition to a Sustainable Society, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

    Just Transition to a Sustainable Society, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

    Climate change is one of the most urgent problems our society faces today. The Glasgow Climate Pact and the European Green deal have resulted in new, more stringent goals to combat climate change. To realize the energy transition, international, European and national energy and climate goals must be translated into concrete action in the coming years. Not only governments but also private actors, such as multinationals, are required to adopt a proactive approach to reduce their CO2 emissions.

    Even though new technologies can help accelerate the energy transition, the most critical obstacles to realizing such a transition are not technological but administrative, legal, financial, economic, psychological, and social. For example, citizens lack a clear incentive to change their behavior; complex regulations discourage and hamper innovation; rules do not match bottom-up initiatives; laws often fail to prescribe appropriate corporate conduct, leaving green initiatives to the realm of voluntarism; cooperation between government, business and societal organizations is complex, and coordination is lacking; and the business case is not always straightforward. Therefore, what is needed is not (only) technological innovation but (also) social innovation.

    The ENGAGE University Module “Just Transition to a Sustainable Society”, offers comprehensive and multidisciplinary courses covering crucial aspects of the climate and energy transition’s social, legal, behavioral, economic, and governance factors. By following the module, students will understand on a deeper level the various aspects that are relevant to this transition to a sustainable society.

    • Host: Tilburg University, The Netherlands
    • ECTS: 18
    • For whom: Master students
    • Courses: Social Change and Sustainable Development; Climate Change Law; Seminar Environmental and Resource Economics.
  • Broadening Governance Horizons, University of Mannheim, Germany

    Broadening Governance Horizons, University of Mannheim, Germany

    This module combines business studies in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, enriched by adding international cultural perspectives to business students learning portfolio. The course “Corporate Governance” allows Master’s students in business studies to develop an understanding of important issues in corporate governance and of its relevance in a social, political, and economic context. The “Corporate Social Responsibility” lecture sensitizes participants to the relevance of ethical questions in daily business. The imparted knowledge enables students to handle the prominent term “CSR” appropriately.

    In particular, students are able to define the scope and the limits of CSR with reasonable care. These competencies allow students to structure and handle ethical challenges in management. The course ‘International Cultural Studies’ adds background knowledge of the Humanities to ENGAGE.EU learners by analyzing key terms, important ideas, core concepts and theories that shape our culture as well as the way we act and think (including ethnicity, gender, globalization, identity, ideologies, popular culture, post-colonialism). Students will get to know some of the most influential ideas and philosophers of the last 250 years and discuss both the lives, theories and modern implications of figures such as Rousseau, Marx or Beauvoir.

    • Host: University of Mannheim, Germany
    • ECTS: 15
    • For whom: Students of Masters-Programs in Business (to some extent open to nearby fields)
    • Courses: Cultural Studies Foundations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Perspectives for Management and Governance
  • Smart Cities from an Interdisciplinary Point of View, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

    Smart Cities from an Interdisciplinary Point of View, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

    The Smart Cities module is a multidisciplinary group of courses whose aim is to analyze the future of cities through a scientific, legal, economic and societal perspective. A “smart city” is a set of interdependent urban evolutions aiming at making the city more resource efficient and more pleasant to live in thanks to new technologies. Firstly, it is an evolution of public services and an opening of their data (energy consumption, transportation, cameras, etc.) which allows an optimization of these services by their interconnection (smart grid).

    Secondly, there is a desire to develop resource optimization through “big data” processing combined with energy saving measures, sustainable construction, autonomous buildings and nature in the city. The module will end with a “challenge week” with physical presence of all students in Toulouse with a practical case proposed by external partners like the Municipality of Toulouse.

    • Host: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
    • ECTS: 15
    • For whom: 1st and 2nd year Master students
    • Courses: Smart cities and law, Data ethic, Challenge week
  • Data in the Modern Era, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

    Data in the Modern Era, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

    Faced with the digitalization of society, the module aims to provide different points of view regarding the role of data. Data are at the same time a tool for IT, an object to be used in conformity with fundamental rights, and an object to be protected. Computer science, communication and law are all essential disciplines to understand the stakes of data in our data society.

    Four courses are offered in this module but the sum of the three selected courses must total 15 ECTS. Students must therefore choose between the following two courses: Statistical Software for Data scientists and Data Bases.

    • Host: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
    • ECTS: 15
    • For whom: 1st and 2nd year Master students
    • Courses: Data ethic, Data Protection Regulation, Statistical Software for Data scientists and Data Bases
  • Climate Justice: Theory and Practice, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

    Climate Justice: Theory and Practice, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

    Anthropogenic climate change has, and will continue to have, various profound effects on people and places around the world. These effects will often be dangerous for humans, animals, ecosystems and societies at large. Moreover, they will continue to impact future generations for many years to come. Innocent people will no doubt be harmed by the effects of climate change, while others have benefited and will continue to benefit from the fossil-fuel-based economy. Thus, climate change raises pressing and complex questions of justice such as: Do the latter owe compensation to the former?

    Should the absorptive capacity of Earth’s atmosphere be divided more fairly? Are the people harmed by climate-driven events (such as floods, droughts, biodiversity losses, and so on) entitled to special treatment? The module “Climate Justice: theory and practice” begins with an exploration of these questions, considering climate justice from the point of view of political and legal theory.

    This theoretical framework is complemented by the practical-empirical component of the module, which aims to provide students with the skills necessary to understand the complex problems related to the interaction between the environment and the anthropization of the territory, as well as the current environmental situation on a global level generally. Looking beyond the earth’s ecosystem, the module also delves into the latest debates surrounding sustainable space technology and exploration.

    • Host: LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy
    • ECTS: 18
    • For whom: Master students
    • Courses: Climate Justice, Space Tech for Life Sciences and Climate Change, Earth Science, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Impacts

Contact us

Phone
+47 55 95 92 00
Email
exchange@nhh.no

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please visit our partner universities' website for more information on their programme and application process: