MGS560 - Business Sustainability

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Subject Title
Business Sustainability

Subject Description
This subject introduces the student to the complexities of the world of sustainable development by examining its historical, practical, scientific, societal and commercial perspectives.

This subject is an optional professional subject offered to third year students in the Business Adminstration program. This course cannot be used as credit towards the post diploma certificate in Sustainable Development.

Credit Status
One Credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history behind the movement towards Sustainable Development.

2. Discuss the current state of Sustainable Development (which varies by industry and stage of implementation).

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology specific to the field of Sustainable Development by using terms such as greening, eco-footprint and sustainability.

4. Provide a critique of sustainable business practices.

5. Summarize in detail, the business world's impact on our environment by examining and quantifying the drain on our resources by consumers and business.

6. Demonstrate their knowledge of Green Business Practices.

7. Describe the various elements of environmental ethics and their impact on the business world.

8. Outline in detail social cultural influences and the consumer movement's impact on sustainable development.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.