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 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

This foundation course has been designed to introduce students from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines to fundamental concepts involved in business and the natural environment.

The topics have been selected and grouped to foster awareness of both business and environmental perspectives and to enable students to apply these constructs to real world problems.

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.

Linking Business and the Environment

Fundamentals of Environmental Management

Managing the Environment

“Greening” Business Operations

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil. The course is designed such that students do not need any specialised knowledge in either environmental issues or principles of business.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Other: (please specify) - Assessment will be by regular tutorial work and unit critiques.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ENVS6500

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