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Introduction to Sustainable Business Management BSUS 1110

Sustainable Business Course

International Fees

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

Course details

Citizens, consumers, regulatory agencies, NGOs, and employees are increasingly demanding change in the social and environmental impacts of businesses and organizations. Business has entered a new era where success is based on the value returned to all stakeholders. As a result, businesses are building social equity and planetary boundaries into their strategy and business models. This course provides students with foundational knowledge of sustainable business theory and practices. It covers the core functional areas of a business (accounting, management, marketing, and operations). Students learn how these core functions are transforming to address the sustainability imperative.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of BSUS 1110 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 49346


Wed Sep 13 - Wed Dec 06 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 49346
  • $616.11
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 06 N/A N/A Online

Mark Giltrow

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Students must submit e-mail address when registering. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. This online course is NOT self-paced. You must have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. You are not required to be online at a specific time of the day; however you are required to submit all assignments on their due dates.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define sustainability and explain its relevance to business.
  • Evaluate business sustainability claims and commitments.
  • Explain corporate social responsibility (CSR); environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG); stakeholder theory; and planetary boundaries.
  • Articulate the role of private sector leadership in global collective action problems.
  • Explain the corporate governance mechanisms that ensure sustainable business practices.
  • Distinguish between sustainable performance and legal frameworks.
  • Understand commonly accepted global frameworks and reporting standards (e.g., SDGs, GRI, B Corp) and the role of reporting in achieving transparency.
  • Explain the role of risk management, supply chain management, business operations in sustainable business.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

Introduction to Sustainable Business Management (BSUS 1110) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  3. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Certificate Part-time
  4. Leadership
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  5. Marketing Management
    Certificate Part-time
  6. Marketing Management (Professional Sales Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  7. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  8. Quality and Process Management
    Certificate Part-time


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