Bachelor of Commerce – Sustainability major
If you’re interested in the interaction between society, the economy and the environment, sustainability is offered within the Bachelor of Commerce as a major or minor area of study.
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Business decisions have an impact on people, places and the planet, and studying sustainability will teach you how to prioritise meaningful longterm outcomes over short-term wins. Evaluating business using sustainable thinking will uncover the complex and competing interests inherent in making long-term decisions that deliver maximum benefit to people and the planet. Rather than analysing issues in isolation, you'll be challenged to see the links between society, the economy and the environment, and learn to view business within its wider system.
The following units can also be taken as electives across a wide range of other degree programs:
This unit covers internal and external reporting of corporate social and environmental sustainability – and how to use these skills to make decisions and contribute to assurance.
This unit covers sustainable development, property rights and common law remedies, plus statutory models for the protection of natural resources and ecosystem services.
Learn to apply microeconomic theory to environmental problems such as air pollution, climate change and exploitation of open access resources.
Examine why some economic systems prosper while others decline, and study the prospects for future economic development in the context of environmental sustainability and climate change.
Use contrasting economic principles and policies to find options for achieving targets and pathways, and learn how key industries – electricity and transport – can respond.
Examine the ethical issues in marketing and advertising, climate change and environmental protection regulation and corporate governance, human resource management and social accounting.
This capstone unit will give you the chance to explore and understand the roles that organisations play in addressing global sustainability challenges.
An award-winning sustainability leadership program run by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute for selected students to gain practical sustainability training and work on consultancy projects.
A program for students and recent graduates to develop innovative ideas to address disadvantage and inequality in our local communities.
An online digital platform that aims to engage and educate students on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Gain experience and utilise the workplace skills developed during your degree.
Learn in a range of countries and environments at some of the world's top universities.
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