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International Governance and Business in the High North EN313E

International Governance and Business in the High North EN313E

ECTS Credits 7.5
Level Graduate
Course type Elective or obligatory
Start semester Spring 2019
Year of study 1st study year
Course location Bodø
Faculty Nord University Business School
Teaching language English
Application deadline  

Course description

The course focuses on developing knowledge about opportunities for value creation in the High North, as well as on an international dialogue between interested parties concerned with High North. The scenario workshop is an important part of the course. During the scenario workshop, students will learn about different methodologies for scenario building and use one of them to produce scenarios on a predefined topic, working in multidisciplinary groups. As the part of education activities, Master students will take part at the High North Dialogue Conference organized by High North Center at Business School every spring. The focus of the conference is dialogue: the dialogue between young people and the Arctic regions representatives. For more information and updated program, please visit www.highnorthdialogue.no.

Expenses

Travelling costs to Bodø, including visa arrangements to Norway, accommodation in Bodø.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

  • have advance knowledge of High North region development based on geopolitical, economic, regulatory and stakeholders-oriented approaches from national and global perspectives;
  • have theoretical underpinnings of foresight management in general and scenario building in particular; ¿ have thorough knowledge about conceptual differences between prognosis, forecasting, trend projections and scenario building; 
  • can apply components of scenario building methodologies with examples of the Shell methodology: assumptions, uncertainties and wildcards;
  • can analyze the institutional aspects and issues surrounding resource management and sustainable development of the High North.

Skills

  • can analyze complex the interplay between the (geo)political, economic, legal, technical, environmental, etc. driving forces in terms of formulating the structures of the future;
  • can apply knowledge from different disciplines in formulating and presenting basic images of the possible future;
  • can analyze and  discuss political, economic and legal foundations for sustainable High North development.

General competence

  • can analyze opportunities and challenges for implementing foresight management in organizations;
  • can demonstrate their communication skills by providing convincing arguments about their own worldview;
  • can apply their knowledge and display the creativity in solving potential challenges and problems for an organization;
  • can contribute to the innovative thinking about sustainable development in the High North

Prerequisities

Qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor degree.

Mode of delivery

Face to face

Teaching activities and methods

Teaching in the classroom, intensive project work with scenarios and master-classes;

Obligatory participation in the High North Dialogue conference.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
None

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies (mid-term evaluation and final evaluation). These evaluations are included in the universitys quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Assignment (first instance 2017 spring).
  • Oral presentation (first instance 2017 spring).
  • Compulsory work (first instance 2017 spring).
  • Compulsory work (first instance 2017 spring).

Overlapping courses

EN301E The Geopolitics of Petroleum and Natural Gas - 4 study points.
EN314E High North Dialogue - 7.5 study points.
FE314E Sustainable Accounting and Finance - 2 study points.

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