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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Organisations and Sustainability
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
    1st Non standard period (26 February 2024 - 31 May 2024) (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,196.41
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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.
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    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: 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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
    A2 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22

    1st Non standard period (26 February 2024 - 31 May 2024)

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