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SUST5006: Sustainability: Business and Leadership

2024 unit information

This unit of study will help build your understanding of the knowledge, skills and activities required to lead sustainability and change in, and with, businesses and organisations. The unit presents the relevance and importance of business mission and strategy, and will introduce the roles of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and change management. It will also explore stakeholders associated with business (including shareholders, consumers and government) and how they can both motivate and impede change in the context of sustainability. Learning will be facilitated through seminars, readings, as well as individual group projects.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Science Faculty

Code SUST5006
Academic unit Science Faculty
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recommend and justify integrated organisational and industry strategies, policies and implementation approaches that are appropriate to support organisational sustainability objectives in particular contexts
  • LO2. use suitable research methods and information technologies to acquire, analyse and interpret data, concepts and theories salient to addressing particular organisation related sustainability issues and challenges and formulate appropriate findings, recommendations and remedies
  • LO3. question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates within sustainability related human resource and organisational theory and practice
  • LO4. prepare and present professional reports that address sustainability related problems and make recommendations that are coherent, persuasive, and appropriate for the situation
  • LO5. influence others to work collaboratively to recommend and report on policies and strategies to address complex human resources and organisational problems related to sustainability.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal evening Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal evening Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.