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MBA5520

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wendy Stubbs

Synopsis

Environmental, social and ethical issues are increasingly influencing business decisions. The ability to create value from, and mitigate risks associated with, environmental, social and ethical issues increasingly impacts markets, access to capital, company reputation and shareholder value. Through the use of case studies, lectures and guest speakers, this unit will critically examine sustainability challenges across a range of industry settings and develop strategies to address these issues.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically analyse concepts, theories and practice in the highly dynamic field of corporate sustainability management
  2. understand the conceptual frameworks and practical tools to apply sustainability in an organisational setting
  3. critically analyse competing demands on business and the ethics of business activity
  4. further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.

Assessment

Within Semester Assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Wendy Stubbs

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839, 3849 or 0028