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SUS6010: Principles of Sustainable Management

Course Description:

The primary objective of this course is to impart a basic understanding of sustainability frameworks and practices relevant to today’s business and policy leaders. The course seeks to develop students’ critical capacities for self-reflection and effective action in relation to society’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Course graduates will possess the understanding and skill necessary to integrate sustainability into commercial and economic success. Lectures and readings provide an overview of the critical economic, environmental and social issues that have given rise to sustainability principles and concepts; the history of sustainability as a field and professional practice; the scientific foundations and economic principles of sustainability that lead to a competitive business advantage; and, the key actors, events and institutions that put sustainable management front and center in business and public policy. (4 Units)

Pre-requisites:

None

Faculty:

Carl Schneebeck, MBA

Marsha Willard, PhD

 

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