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BDBA908 Sustainable Business

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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 focuses on the socio-economic context of organisations and the environments in which they operate to analyse the implications and possibilities of sustainability. It includes the importance of evaluating and critiquing both the rhetoric about sustainability and the response of businesses to this rhetoric.

Paper title Sustainable Business
Paper code BDBA908
Subject Doctor of Business Administration
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (3 May 2021 - 25 June 2021) (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (3 May 2021 - 25 June 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,380.11
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,177.04

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Limited to
DBA
Notes
This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component.
Contact
otago-dba@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be confirmed.
Teaching Arrangements
Taught through seminars and online through Blackboard
Textbooks
Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Global perspective, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Communication, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will gain

  1. A highly developed ability to discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisations
  2. A highly developed ability to critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses
  3. A highly developed ability to critically evaluate frameworks of business sustainability and understand and assess organisational responses to sustainability and climate change and, as a result of this ability and understanding, be able to provide recommendations to organisations in terms of sustainable operations and strategy
  4. A highly developed ability to present information and opinions in a logical and persuasive manner through both oral and written formats

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (3 May 2021 - 25 June 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 25
Thursday 09:00-16:50 25
Friday 09:00-16:50 25

1st Non standard period (3 May 2021 - 25 June 2021)

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

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 25
Thursday 09:00-16:50 25
Friday 09:00-16:50 25

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 focuses on the socio-economic context of organisations and the environments in which they operate to analyse the implications and possibilities of sustainability. It includes the importance of evaluating and critiquing both the rhetoric about sustainability and the response of businesses to this rhetoric.

Paper title Sustainable Business
Paper code BDBA908
Subject Doctor of Business Administration
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (9 May 2022 - 1 July 2022) (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (9 May 2022 - 1 July 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
DBA
Notes
This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component.
Contact
otago-dba@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
To be confirmed.
Teaching Arrangements
Taught through seminars and online through Blackboard
Textbooks
Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Global perspective, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Communication, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will gain

  1. A highly developed ability to discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisations
  2. A highly developed ability to critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses
  3. A highly developed ability to critically evaluate frameworks of business sustainability and understand and assess organisational responses to sustainability and climate change and, as a result of this ability and understanding, be able to provide recommendations to organisations in terms of sustainable operations and strategy
  4. A highly developed ability to present information and opinions in a logical and persuasive manner through both oral and written formats

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (9 May 2022 - 1 July 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 26
Thursday 09:00-16:50 26
Friday 09:00-16:50 26

1st Non standard period (9 May 2022 - 1 July 2022)

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

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 26
Thursday 09:00-16:50 26
Friday 09:00-16:50 26