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Introduction to Sustainable Business Management BSUS 1110

Sustainable Business Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. 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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

4.0

Domestic fees

$628.11 - $640.87 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 1110 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 67655

Duration

Tue Apr 09 - Sat Jul 06 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 67655
  • Domestic fees $628.11
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jul 06 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Adrienne Petersohn

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$628.11

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Students must submit email 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. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions is required to achieve a passing final grade. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information. Is online learning for you? Please take a look at our FAQ pages www.bcit.ca/distance/faq.shtml and www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 1110 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 49346

Duration

Wed Sep 11 - Wed Dec 04 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 49346
  • Domestic fees $640.87
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Dec 04 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Meredith Hannen-Tugwete

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$640.87

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. 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.
Status

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

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

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