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BSUS 5110 - Sustainable Business Strategy

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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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.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$809.11

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 47076

Tue Sep 08 - Tue Dec 15 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 15 Tue 19:30 - 21:30 DTC Online Delivery
Sep 08 - Dec 15 Online

Instructor

Andrea Harris

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$809.11

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Reserved for students registered in the Sustainable Business Leadership or the BBA program. Please email sbl@bcit.ca for departmental approval. If you are not enrolled in either of these programs at BCIT and are seeking special permission to register, please contact Program Head Tessa Jordan at Tessa_Jordan@BCIT.ca. 3. Course includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning each week.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of the social/environmental benefits of a purpose-driven organization.
  • Build a business case for a sustainability initiative within an organization.
  • Evaluate how different business models contribute to social equity, respect planetary boundaries, and ensure economic viability.
  • Explain the importance of working with government, civil society, and the non-profit sector to support sustainable business practices.
  • Explain the principles of community economic development.
  • Communicate the competitive advantage of sustainability initiatives to diverse stakeholders.
  • Distinguish between sustainability as operational efficiency and a differentiating strategy.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

BSUS 5110 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Diploma

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