Business and the Natural Environment

Description

This course focuses on the impact of businesses on the natural environment and how this impact can be minimised. It aims to provide students with a broad understanding of current environmental issues as they relate to managerial decisions in all aspects of organisational activities. Better understanding of the business-environment interface will enable more effective corporate environmental practice and decision-making.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the processes by which environmental issues can be integrated into broader corporate strategy;

2. Understand the multifaceted impact of environmental issues on overall organisational activities; and

3. Obtain better understanding of the relationship between the natural environmental and specific organisational activities such as marketing, production, strategic planning & financing

Content

Linking Business and the Environment

Fundamentals of Environmental Management

Managing the Environment

"Greening" Business Operations

Assumed Knowledge

Nil. The course is designed such that students do not need any specialised knowledge in either environmental issues or principles of business.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay 1

Essay: Essay 2

Online Learning Activity: Online Tutorial Discussion

Online Learning Activity: Online Tutorial Discussion-Facilitation

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term