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MANT447 Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business

Focuses on interactions between organisations, society and the environment by exploring concepts of sustainability at macro and micro levels. Climate change and sustainable transitions are considered in theory, research and organisational practice.

Paper title Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Business
Paper code MANT447
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 2 (On campus)
1st Non standard period (6 March 2023 - 2 June 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 or MANT 437
Limited to
BCom(Hons), PGDipCom, MCom, MSusBus
(i) May not be credited together with MANT 443 offered in 2020 or 2021. (ii) 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: Dr Joe Cooper  

Distance learning co-ordinators: Dr Joe Cooper or MBA Manager

Teaching Arrangements

The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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.
  • Work effectively as an individual and as part of a team 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.
  • 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 On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

1st Non standard period (6 March 2023 - 2 June 2023)

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