ENVS6500

Business & Natural Environment

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Availability Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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

Multi-Term Sequence
Requisites
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: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ENVS6500

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