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MBA5620

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinator(s)

Professor Iain Densten

Offered

Malaysia

  • MBA Teaching Period 1 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Synopsis

Environmental, social and ethical issues are increasingly influencing business decisions. The ability to create value from, and mitigate risks associated with, environmental, social and ethical issues increasingly impacts markets, access to capital, company reputation and shareholder value. Through the use of case studies, lectures and guest speakers, this unit will critically examine corporate sustainability across a range of industry settings.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically analyse concepts, theories and practice in the highly dynamic field of corporate sustainability management
  2. understand the conceptual frameworks and practical tools to apply sustainability in business settings and
  3. develop capabilities to be future generators of sustainable economic, social and environmental value for business.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 0028 to undertake this unit.