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BSUS 5130 - Sustainable Business Leadership: Skills and Values

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 88293

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Mar 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 22 Tue 17:30 - 19:20 Online
Jan 04 - Mar 22 Online


Tessa Jordan

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Reserved for Sustainable Business Leadership (SBL) and BBA students. SBL students are pre-approved to register. BBA students please email with your student ID for departmental approval. If you are not enrolled in the BBA or SBL programs at BCIT and are seeking special permission to register, please contact

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

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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   Advanced Diploma
  3. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Part-time   Advanced Diploma


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