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CMBA510 Leading Sustainable Enterprises

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

Concepts and approaches to provide an appreciation of sustainability and sustainable development in relation to business, and the legal, institutional, national and global contexts of sustainability.

Understand key current environmental issues and future possibilities. Concepts and approaches to sustainability in relation to business.

Paper title Leading Sustainable Enterprises
Paper code CMBA510
Subject Business Administration
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,229.88
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,622.50

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BMBA 510
Limited to
Only available to students enrolled in the Chinese Language version of the MBA.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.


Teaching staff

Convenor: Susan Steer


Textbooks are not required for this paper

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning, communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, environmental literacy, information literacy, research, self-motivation, teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Learning aims and objectives of the paper:

  • To grasp the concepts and gain an appreciation of sustainability and sustainable development, in relation to business
  • To consider the key current environmental issues and future possibilities
  • To explore the legal, institutional, global and national contexts of sustainability
  • To be able to measure the sustainability of current practice through TBL reporting and carbon and ecological foot printing
  • To consider how business is currently 'doing' sustainability and evaluate what that means
  • To evaluate how participants can bring about more sustainable operations in their own lives and organisations
  • To examine one's own leadership style through the lens of contemporary leadership theories
  • To explore how one's behaviour affects others
  • To align appropriate behaviours to achieve strategic actions through others

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Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system