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MANT437 Organisations and Sustainability

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.

Paper title Organisations and Sustainability
Paper code MANT437
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
1st Non standard period (24 April 2023 - 21 July 2023) (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,163.90
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MANT 337
Limited to
BCom(Hons), PGDipCom, MSusBus, MCom
The N1 distance occurrence of this paper is only available to students enrolled in the MSusBus programme.
Enrolments for the N1 occurrence of this paper requires departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Sara Walton

Teaching Arrangements

The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Global perspective, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will gain a well-developed ability to:

  1. Discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisation
  2. Critically discuss the notion of sustainable development as a solution to resolve the tension of economy and ecology
  3. Critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses
  4. 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
  5. Present information and opinions in a logical and persuasive manner through both oral and written formats

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9-14, 16-22

1st Non standard period (24 April 2023 - 21 July 2023)

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