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Sustainable Business Leadership: Skills and Values BSUS 5130

Sustainable Business Course

Course details

Sustainable business leaders must be self-reflective, comfortable with uncertainty, open, flexible, and adaptable. As champions for business models and practices that promote social equity and respect planetary boundaries, sustainable business leaders must understand how worldviews shape the actions of business, government, and citizens. In this course, students examine social systems and reflect on the foundational values and skills necessary to navigate these systems and advocate for change.


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





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of BSUS 5130 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 88293


Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 24 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 88293
  • $815.61
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 24 Mon 17:30 - 19:20 Online
Jan 09 - Apr 24 N/A N/A Online

Tessa Jordan

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Reserved for students registered in BCIT’s BBA and Sustainable Business Advanced Certificate and Advanced Diploma programs. Sustainable Business students, can register themselves online. BBA students, please contact to register. Course includes a combination of live class time and independent online work each week. No class on February 20th and April 10th.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Reflect on the values of sustainable business leaders and articulate a personal values statement.
  • Identify the interpersonal skills of a sustainable business leader that build resilience in the face of uncertainty.
  • Describe the impact of ideology on the actions of business, government, and citizens.
  • Identify ambiguity, controversy, and complexity of worldviews and assess their impacts on business, society, and nature.
  • Compare traditional and contemporary approaches to business, the environment, and citizenship.
  • Evaluate credibility, context, evidence, and soundness of reasoning related to course themes.
  • Produce essays and oral presentations that evaluate aspects of the course material.
  • Produce persuasive written documents and oral arguments in class discussion that demonstrate skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

Sustainable Business Leadership: Skills and Values (BSUS 5130) 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
  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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