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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. The exact cost will be displayed prior to confirming 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.


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



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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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