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MANT337 Organisations and Sustainability

Course Outline:  MANT337 Semester 1 2017 (PDF, 555KB)

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Examines how businesses are responding to sustainability and climate change in the current socio-economic context, and encourages students to create alternative scenarios of future business worlds.

The call for businesses to become more sustainable is ever-increasing, and now many companies are adopting what they call sustainable practices. This paper will focus on exploring sustainability and organisations. It will largely concentrate on the socio-economic context of organisations to analyse the possibilities for sustainability. The paper considers the central tenets of sustainable development/sustainability and how these could operate in an organisation. It includes discussions of how organisations are responding to calls for them to be more ecologically and socially sustainable and how business is responding to climate change policies. Furthermore, there will be an emphasis on evaluating and critiquing responses to business being sustainable.

Paper title Organisations and Sustainability
Paper code MANT337
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
MANT 251 or 36 200-level MANT points
Restriction
MANT 437
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
sara.walton@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sara Walton
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 337
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisation
  • Discuss the notion of sustainable development as a "solution to resolve the tension of economy and ecology"
  • Critically evaluate sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric
  • Evaluate frameworks of business sustainability
  • Be capable, socially informed and environmentally aware individuals and potential employees
  • Understand and assess organisational responses to sustainability and climate change
  • Provide recommendations to organisations in terms of sustainable operations and strategy

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Monday 12:00-12:50 13, 15

Examines how businesses are responding to sustainability and climate change in the current socio-economic context, and encourages students to create alternative scenarios of future business worlds.

The call for businesses to become more sustainable is ever-increasing, and now many companies are adopting what they call sustainable practices. This paper will focus on exploring sustainability and organisations. It will largely concentrate on the socio-economic context of organisations to analyse the possibilities for sustainability. The paper considers the central tenets of sustainable development/sustainability and how these could operate in an organisation. It includes discussions of how organisations are responding to calls for them to be more ecologically and socially sustainable and how business is responding to climate change policies. Furthermore, there will be an emphasis on evaluating and critiquing responses to business being sustainable.

Paper title Organisations and Sustainability
Paper code MANT337
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
MANT 251 or 36 200-level MANT points
Restriction
MANT 437
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Coordinator: Dr Sara Walton
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 337
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisation
  • Discuss the notion of sustainable development as a "solution to resolve the tension of economy and ecology"
  • Critically evaluate sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric
  • Evaluate frameworks of business sustainability
  • Be capable, socially informed and environmentally aware individuals and potential employees
  • Understand and assess organisational responses to sustainability and climate change
  • Provide recommendations to organisations in terms of sustainable operations and strategy
Paper Structure
Lecture and tutorials.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Monday 12:00-12:50 13, 15