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Sustainable Business Models BSUS 5210

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

Course details

As the positive impact of sustainability on business performance is increasingly well established, organizations are moving beyond corporate social responsibility (CSR) to embed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance in their strategy and operations. In this new reality, the business case for sustainability is clear; sustainability is a competitive advantage, improves risk management, encourages innovation, improves financial performance, and helps build employee engagement and customer loyalty. In this course, students explore options for structuring purpose-driven businesses (governance and necessary metrics) and the features of purpose-driven organizations (leadership, commitments, policies, reporting, and partnerships). Students have opportunities to compare the pros and cons of various sustainable business models.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$815.61 - $825.69 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of BSUS 5210 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 48136

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Tue Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 48136
  • $825.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 13 Tue 19:30 - 21:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 483
Instructor

Eric Unmacht

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$825.69

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Reserved for students registered in the Sustainable Business Leadership or the BBA program. BBA students, please email your student ID to SBL@bcit.ca for permission to register. If you are not enrolled in either of these programs at BCIT and are seeking special permission to register, email SBL@bcit.ca. Course includes a combination of face-to-face and online work each week.
Status

CRN 48255

Duration

Wed Sep 07 - Wed Dec 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 48255
  • $815.61
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 14 Wed 19:30 - 21:20 Online
Sep 07 - Dec 14 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Tracey Kliesch

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$815.61

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Departmental approval needed. 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 student ID for departmental approval. If the course is full, please email sbl@bcit.ca with your student ID to be added to the waitlist. Course includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning each week.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe various organizational structures (corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, benefit companies, cooperatives, not-for-profits) and their pros and cons.
  • Articulate the business case for sustainability and community economic development.
  • Explain the principles of community economic development.
  • Define and describe an organization's purpose.
  • Explain the impacts of embedding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance on an organization's board, strategy, policies, and operations.
  • Identify stakeholder groups, their interests, and best practices in stakeholder engagement and management.
  • Identify the impacts of various organizational structures on stakeholders (employees, shareholders, supply chains, civil society, and the planet) and describe ways to measure these impacts.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

Sustainable Business Models (BSUS 5210) 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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