Online Course Guide of WHU –
Find all modules and courses of our degree programs.
Please use the filters below to select the term (spring or fall) as well as the respective program (BSc, MSc, MBA, Exchange, Doctoral) of your choice for an overview of all modules offered at WHU. The courses are listed under the modules. Please click on a module to see which courses are part of it. If you would like to find out more about a certain course, click on the name of the course to see detail information. The location of the lecture will be reveiled after your course registration on myWHUstudies.
Spring term counts from January - August, fall term counts from September - December.
Important for Exchange Students: As the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA Programs utilize a modular course structure, the dates on which students begin and end the exchange are flexible. Please find here a chronological overview of the preliminary course offering for Spring and Fall.
Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
This course aims to provide a better understanding of climate change in an interdisciplinary approach. First, an invited natural scientist (Prof. Dr. Ricarda Winkelmann) will give an introduction to the basic physics of climate change, which involves explanations of the greenhouse gas effect, feedback effects and clarifications of the question whether climate change is caused by human activities. She will also give an overview of the various future impacts of climate change we currently know about. Then, the course will deal with the economics of climate change and in particular with climate policy measures that directly affect business operations. The third part of the course demonstrates selected business solutions. Experts will give talks about
- Stimulating energy efficiency financing in the EU through capacity building in the banking sector (Dr. Svenja Hector, adelphi)
- TCFD reporting and Carbon Delta's Solutions (David Lunsford, CEO of Carbon Delta)
- Introduction into CO2-Accounting (Frederik Pöschel und Christopher Buers, ecocockpit, Effizienz Agentur NRW)
- E-Mobility (Dr. Michael Riesener, CEO of e.GO Digital GmbH)
The students will write a short paper on an allocated topic that is related with climate economics, the talks given by the experts or another business solution. In the last lecture, the students will give a short presentation of their results.
- Knowing and understanding basic concepts and mechanisms of climate change, global warming and climate damages
- Good understanding of climate policy instruments in practice and the economics of climate change
- Good understanding of the business concepts introduced in the expert talks
- Learning to analyze business concepts from the climate change perspective