BEX3150 - Sustainability practice and organisations - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Gitanjali Bedi

Coordinator(s)

Ms Gitanjali Bedi

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • Summer semester B 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Winter semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)

Prerequisites

Students must have completed 72 credit points.

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course B2000, B2001, B2007 or associated double degree program.

Synopsis

Organisations are increasingly required to take into consideration and effectively manage the environmental, social and ethical (sustainability) impacts of their business. Through the integration of sustainability business practice, organisations are better prepared to manage risk and costs, engage stakeholders, attract and retain personnel, enhance brand value and trust, and create innovative solutions. Opportunities to positively impact an organisation's sustainability journey reside at every level of an organisation and often require multi-disciplinary, collaborative approaches to problem solve and innovate.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate a broad knowledge of global sustainable development challenges and understand the role organisations play in contributing to innovation solutions. Students will demonstrate an understanding of organisational drivers and collaboratively apply practical skills and approaches to support organisational change towards sustainability. Students will develop and demonstrate their career-readiness through the application to real world challenges, knowledge and skills such as; undertaking an environmental and social impact assessment on an organisation, communicating the business case for sustainability, stakeholder engagement, researching and identifying sustainability innovations, cross cultural awareness and teamwork.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate a broad knowledge of global sustainable development challenges
  2. acquire practical skills and knowledge for supporting change within an organisation towards sustainable practice
  3. apply a sustainability impact assessment framework with an organisation and evaluate the findings
  4. critically reflect on the role of organisations in contributing to sustainable development solutions
  5. research and identify innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges
  6. evaluate personal learning and personal development in contributing to the sustainability practice and organisational change process.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

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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