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MANT443 Special Topic: Advanced Organisations and Sustainability

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Critically explores and examines theoretical frameworks for understanding interactions between businesses, society and sustainability while considering the context of climate change and low carbon economies.

Paper title Special Topic: Advanced Organisations and Sustainability
Paper code MANT443
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,113.72
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,177.04

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MANT 337 or MANT 437
Limited to

Teaching staff

Dr Joe Cooper


Textbooks are not required for this paper

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Information literacy, Critical thinking, Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Environmental and social literacy, Integrated business knowledge, Specialist business knowledge
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

  • Discuss the study of organisations within a wider societal context to understand the social and environmental implications of managing business organisation.
  • Critically analyse relevant sustainability, sustainable development and climate change theory 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.
  • Critically discuss the relationship between organisations and the environment and emerging debates in the area of Organisations and the Natural Environment (ONE) in the academic literature.

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Semester 2

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

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system