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Life Cycle Assessment for Business BSUS 7400

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

​Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method used to calculate climate change and other environmental impacts from a product life cycle perspective (i.e. from cradle-to-grave, or from raw material extraction to product manufacturing, use and final disposal). This course focuses on building familiarity with the standards and applications of the LCA method through case studies. Students will also learn how to plan and conduct simple LCA studies, collaborate effectively with other professionals, and speak knowledgeably as advocates of best-practice approaches.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$769.22

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 7400 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 90774

Duration

Tue Jan 09 - Tue Apr 16 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 90774
  • Domestic fees $769.22
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170
Jan 16 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jan 23 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170
Jan 30 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Feb 06 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170
Feb 13 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Feb 20 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170
Feb 27 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Mar 05 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170
Mar 12 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Mar 19 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170
Mar 26 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Apr 02 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170
Apr 09 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Apr 16 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170
Instructor

Meredith Hannen-Tugwete

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Domestic fees

$769.22

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Enrollment is restricted to students accepted into the Flexible Learning (formerly Part-Time) BBA Degree Program, Option 3 – Business Intelligence and Value Management. Registration approval is automatically granted upon acceptance into the program. This is a hybrid course. Classes will run every Thursday primarily from the Burnaby Campus, with five classes running online via Zoom. Exact dates can be found in the schedule above.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14000-series LCA standards.
  • Advocate for ISO LCA method framework for assessing impact.
  • Describe requirements for conducting a LCA study.
  • Develop a goal and scope definition for a LCA study.
  • Utilize life cycle inventory (LCI) and life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) results to inform evidence-based business decisions.
  • Explain impact assessment methods and categories.
  • Develop simple LCA studies on products, buildings and organizations.
  • Compare and critique conclusions, limitations, and recommendations of a LCA.
  • Describe how to apply LCA results to identify environmental hotspots in value chains, track environmental performance over time, support strategic decisions, and inform corporate social responsibility reporting.
  • Identify major organizations and markets involved in the development of LCA practice.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Life Cycle Assessment for Business (BSUS 7400) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time

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