330.304 Circular Economy Management
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • Understanding the term “circular economy” and the topic in encompasses.
  • Describing and understanding the circular business models as well as providing ideas to accelerate a closed loop supply chain management in the producing industry.
  • Understanding the goal of the circular economy: closing the entire "take, make, waste" cycle. 

Subject of course

8 sessions á 2h

  • Introduction to Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Business Model Canvas
  • Methodology
  • Transformation process – How to become circular
  • Ecosystems
  • Organizational Aspects

Importance of the Circular Economy, definition of terms often used in the context, Challenges and Barriers of the Circular Economy, Enabler and Technology, introduction of the Sustainable Business Model Canvas, Understanding the methodology of the Value Chain Mapping, Life-Cycle Assessment(s) (CO2 balancing), Sustainable Value Analysis Tool, maturity model, analyzing of the transformation process, Roadmap to Circular Economy, Discussing of the Ecosystems, Organizational Aspects,…

Teaching methods

Impulse lectures, interactive development of the contents, drafting and development of a case study through the semester

Mode of examination


Additional information

There is an offer to write scientific papers on the topic of circular economy.

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Course dates

Wed14:00 - 16:0005.10.2022 - 30.11.2022Theresianumgasse HS 2 Circular Economy Management
Wed16:00 - 18:0011.01.2023Theresianumgasse HS 2 Circular Economy Management
Circular Economy Management - Single appointments
Wed05.10.202214:00 - 16:00Theresianumgasse HS 2 Circular Economy Management
Wed09.11.202214:00 - 16:00Theresianumgasse HS 2 Circular Economy Management
Wed16.11.202214:00 - 16:00Theresianumgasse HS 2 Circular Economy Management
Wed23.11.202214:00 - 16:00Theresianumgasse HS 2 Circular Economy Management
Wed30.11.202214:00 - 16:00Theresianumgasse HS 2 Circular Economy Management
Wed11.01.202316:00 - 18:00Theresianumgasse HS 2 Circular Economy Management

Examination modalities

Written, case study (group work) with presentation and protocols

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.08.2022 00:00 31.10.2022 00:00 31.10.2022 00:00


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