Course syllabus

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Business for the Built Environment

VFTF40, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2021-03-12

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: L3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim with the course is to provide students with the knowlegde and skills required to analyze issues in business administration, particulalry applied to real estate and the built environment. The course discusses how businesses are organized and managed, and introduces the foundations of corporate strategy, marketing and leadershp. Other core topics comprise corporate social responsiblity, corporate culture, and innovation.

This course is a basic course preparing students for their further studies.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Demonstrate the abillity to:


We study businesses' goals, conditions under which they operate, and managment and analysis tools. Special foucs is placed on strategic management. Topical issues like corporate social responsibility and innovation management are widely discussed during the course.

The teaching comprises lectures, group work, exercises and seminars.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination (50%) Group Porject (50%)

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VFT045, VFTF01

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Riikka Kyrö,
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