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MANT437 Organisations and Sustainability

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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.

Paper title Organisations and Sustainability
Paper code MANT437
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,113.72
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,177.04

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72 300-level MANT points
MANT 337
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Sara Walton

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Global perspective, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  1. Gain a well-developed ability to discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisation
  2. Be able to critically discuss the notion of sustainable development as a solution to resolve the tension of economy and ecology
  3. Gain a well-developed ability to critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses
  4. Gain a well-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
  5. Gain a well-developed ability to 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