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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

144 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

The unit applies the concept of sustainability to contemporary business organisations by examining a range of innovative environmental and social management tools.

Unit content

  1. Sustainability
  2. Sustainability and business
  3. CSR & stakeholders
  4. Sustainable economics
  5. Sustainable Business Models 1
  6. Sustainable Business Models 2
  7. Energy, carbon & climate
  8. Waste, pollution & recycling
  9. Sustainable production, supply chains and consumption
  10. Strategy & sustainability
  11. Life cycle analysis and sustainability accounting
  12. Social business

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 compile a diverse array of academic resources relevant to sustainable business
2 expose the traditional business functions of marketing, HRM, accounting, economics, supply chain management and management strategy to the sustainability paradigm
3 evaluate the relevance of sustainability as a primary corporate goal
4 apply the new models of sustainable business to transform unsustainable business into sustainable organisations
5 contrast ethical and sustainable organisations with conventional business organisations.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. compile a diverse array of academic resources relevant to sustainable business
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  2. expose the traditional business functions of marketing, HRM, accounting, economics, supply chain management and management strategy to the sustainability paradigm
    • GA4:
  3. evaluate the relevance of sustainability as a primary corporate goal
    • GA1:
  4. apply the new models of sustainable business to transform unsustainable business into sustainable organisations
    • GA2:
  5. contrast ethical and sustainable organisations with conventional business organisations.
    • GA3:

Prescribed texts

  • Available as e-book only at http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/sustainability-in-australian-business-principles-and-practice/: Moscardo, G, Lamberton, G & Wells, G, et al. , 2013, Sustainability in Australian business: principles and practice, John Wiley & Sons, Milton.

  • Available as e-book only at http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/sustainability-in-australian-business-principles-and-practice/: Moscardo, G, Lamberton, G & Wells, G, et al. , 2013, Sustainability in Australian business: principles and practice, John Wiley & Sons, Milton.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.