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BSUS 5220 - Circular Economy

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

The Circular Economy fosters business innovation and sustainable well-being. It involves shifting from our take-make-waste linear economy to a circular one with closed loops that maximize the use and value of raw materials and products and employ renewable energy sources. A “strong” Circular Economy capable of operating within ecological limits embraces a service-based model of consumption – sharing, renting and recycling, instead of owning. Materials are not destroyed at end-of-life, but are used to make new products over and over again. In this course, students learn the principles and practices of a Circular Economy drawing from leading innovators in BC and around the world. Students undertake an individual consumption challenge and follow a step-by-step process to develop a Circular Business Strategy. Guest speakers share insights about the challenges and opportunities to advance circularity in their businesses and organizations.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$699.45

Fall 2021

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

CRN 48202

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Thu 17:30 - 19:20 Online
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Online

Instructor

Rosemary Cooper

Course Outline

Cost

$699.45

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. No class on November 11. Departmental approval needed. Reserved for Sustainable Business Leadership (SBL) and BBA students. SBL students are pre-approved to register. BBA students please email sbl@bcit.ca with your student ID for departmental approval. Course includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning each week. If the course is full, please email sbl@bcit.ca with your student ID to be added to the waitlist.

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:

  • Explain and promote the principles of a strong circular economy (i.e. principles that align with planetary boundaries).
  • Describe how ecological economic theory informs the circular economy in practice.
  • Apply ecological economic theory to examples of the circular economy in action.
  • Explain and evaluate circular economy practices and articulate their differences from business-as-usual.
  • Explain and value the role individual/household consumption in a genuinely sustainable circular economy.
  • Analyze and identify the constraints and opportunities for implementing circular economy practices in varied contexts.
  • Develop and defend recommendations to foster transformative change at varied scales, ranging from the broader economy to specific consumer and business practices.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

BSUS 5220 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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