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|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
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.|
- 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.
- More information link
View more information on the Department of Management's website
- 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,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will 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
- Critically discuss the notion of sustainable development as a solution to resolve the tension of economy and ecology
- Critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change rhetoric and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses
- 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
- Present information and opinions in a logical and persuasive manner through both oral and written formats