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MBA5520

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Trimester 3 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Amanda Pyman

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.

Outcomes

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
  5. develop capabilities to be future generators of sustainable economic, social and environmental value for business.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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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