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BSUS 5130 - Sustainable Business Leadership: Skills and Values

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

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.





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 88293

Wed Jan 06 - Wed Apr 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 14 Wed 17:30 - 19:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 06 - Apr 14 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Tessa Jordan

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email with your student ID for departmental approval. Course includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning each week.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

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

BSUS 5130 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Diploma

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Winter 2021

Books for Winter 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Manifesto For A Moral Revolution
Author Novogratz
Publisher Henry Holt
Copyright 2020
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-25022-287-9
Price $28.95

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The Future We Choose: Surviving The Climate Crisis
Author Figueres
Publisher Knopf
Copyright 2020
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-52565-835-1
Price $24.95


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