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International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The Circular Economy fosters business innovation and sustainable well-being. It involves shifting from our take-make-waste linear economy to a circular one with closed loops that maximize the use and value of raw materials and products and employ renewable energy sources. A “strong” Circular Economy capable of operating within ecological limits embraces a service-based model of consumption – sharing, renting and recycling, instead of owning. Materials are not destroyed at end-of-life, but are used to make new products over and over again. In this course, students learn the principles and practices of a Circular Economy drawing from leading innovators in BC and around the world. Students undertake an individual consumption challenge and follow a step-by-step process to develop a Circular Business Strategy. Guest speakers share insights about the challenges and opportunities to advance circularity in their businesses and organizations.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into the Sustainable Business Advanced Certificate, Sustainable Business Leadership Advanced Diploma, or Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$728.65

Course offerings

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 5220 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 48202

Duration

Thu Sep 05 - Thu Nov 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 48202
  • Domestic fees $728.65
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 21 Thu 17:30 - 19:20 Online
Instructor

Rosemary Cooper

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$728.65

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Reserved for Sustainable Business Leadership (SBL) and BBA students. SBL students are pre-approved to register. BBA students please email sbl@bcit.ca with your ID for departmental approval. If you are not enrolled in either of these programs at BCIT and are seeking special permission to register, please email sbl@bict.ca Course includes a combination of live online (Zoom) and work-at-your-own-pace online learning each week.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain and promote the principles of a strong circular economy (i.e. principles that align with planetary boundaries).
  • Describe how ecological economic theory informs the circular economy in practice.
  • Apply ecological economic theory to examples of the circular economy in action.
  • Explain and evaluate circular economy practices and articulate their differences from business-as-usual.
  • Explain and value the role individual/household consumption in a genuinely sustainable circular economy.
  • Analyze and identify the constraints and opportunities for implementing circular economy practices in varied contexts.
  • Develop and defend recommendations to foster transformative change at varied scales, ranging from the broader economy to specific consumer and business practices.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

Circular Economy (BSUS 5220) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time
  2. Sustainable Business
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Advanced Diploma Full-time
  4. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Advanced Diploma Part-time

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