In the master’s course in Business Forecasting and Sustainable Development Strategy, DOBA Business School students will prepare their project assignment in cooperation with students of Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
They will work in international teams to study sustainability requirements for one of the six industries (textiles, tourism, energy, agriculture, construction, and chemistry) and for two companies in each industry from the perspective of the set sustainability objectives, actions and results. They will have to answer questions on how the chosen industry and companies measure success and how they try to achieve the set objectives. Their reports will disclose the shortcomings that they have identified as well as propose plans and activities related to future changes.
They will be monitored and guided in their work by Professor Brad Niblett and Professor Rogier Ten Kate from Durham College and Assistant Professor Dr Marina Letonja and mag. Zineta Vilman from DOBA Business School. The students will meet in the international virtual environment on 5 May for the kick-off meeting with an opening lecture, and the project will conclude on 9 June with a meeting to jointly look at the added value of virtual international mobility.
Course networking and participation in this project assignment offer students an opportunity and experience to work in a multicultural environment that takes place simultaneously on multiple locations around the world, focusing on the opportunities created by sustainable development for the selected industries and international companies.