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Sustainable Business Strategy BSUS 5110

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

This course introduces students to sustainable business strategy, specifically how sustainability can be a strategic differentiator that can lead to improved environmental, social, and financial performance. The course covers best practices for purpose-driven organizations with an emphasis on strategic planning and developing the business case for sustainability. Students explore how business can drive systems-level change by operating within planetary boundaries and promoting social equity. Students learn how to communicate the competitive advantage of being a purpose-driven organization to influence management decision and stakeholders.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$728.01 - $755.12 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 5110 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 89550

Duration

Tue Jan 09 - Tue Mar 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89550
  • Domestic fees $755.12
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 26 Tue 17:30 - 19:20 Downtown DTC Rm. 483
Jan 09 - Mar 26 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Eric Unmacht

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$755.12

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. This course is 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 sbl@bcit.ca to register. Course includes a combination of live class time and independent online work each week.
Status

In Progress

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

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 5110 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68086

Duration

Thu Apr 11 - Thu Jun 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68086
  • Domestic fees $728.01
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Thu 17:30 - 19:30 Online
Apr 11 - Jun 27 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Tobi Oyewole

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$728.01

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Reserved for students registered in BCIT’s Sustainable Business or BBA programs. Sustainable Business students, can register themselves online. BBA students, please contact sbl@bcit.ca to register. Course includes a combination of live class time and independent online work each week
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Distinguish between sustainability as operational efficiency and a differentiating strategy.
  • Build a business case for a sustainability strategy for an organization.
  • Identify key stakeholders, material sustainability issues, business risks and opportunities.
  • Explain the importance of strategic partnerships and working with government, civil society and the non-profit sector to support sustainable business practices.
  • Explain the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be used as a strategic tool for business.
  • Communicate the competitive advantage of sustainability initiatives to diverse stakeholders.
  • Define objectives, goals and tactics and distinguish them from strategy.​

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022

Related Programs

Sustainable Business Strategy (BSUS 5110) 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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