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What you will learn

  • Assess business decisions using metrics including financial maximization, shareholder value, customer well-being, and societal impact

  • Apply the principles and tools of complex systems thinking to sustainable business challenges and/or opportunities

  • Identify and evaluate strategies, processes and leadership techniques that enable successful sustainability transitions in a business context

Skills you will gain

SustainabilityCorporate Social ResponsibilityEthics
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This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) from Macquarie University. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

The nature of sustainability

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Week 1 outline1m
The origins of sustainability3m
The sustainable development goals3m
Business and the sustainable development goals5m
4 readings
Course overview1m
Learning activities and assessment1m
Explore further resources 11h
Practice exercises 12h
2 practice exercises
Recall: The nature of sustainability30m
Week 1 quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Concerns with business impacts

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Industrialisation5m
Neoliberalism8m
Globalisation and multinational corporations (MNCs)6m
2 readings
Explore further resources 21h
Practice exercises 22h
2 practice exercises
Recall: Sustainability and business impacts30m
Week 2 quiz
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Strategic responses to sustainability

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Organisational ethics programs5m
Corporate social responsibility (CSR)7m
Market-based environmentalism6m
2 readings
Explore further resources 31h
Practice exercises 32h
2 practice exercises
Recall: Strategic responses to sustainability30m
Week 3 quiz1h
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

The difficulty of being ethical in organisations

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Are some managers evil?4m
Bureaucratic organisations and amorality4m
Authority, role following, and the loss of ethics7m
2 readings
Explore further resources 41h
Practice exercises 42h
2 practice exercises
Recall: The difficulty of being ethical in organisations30m
Week 4 quiz1h

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