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Provided by RMIT University and Open Universities Australia, Accounting for Sustainable Management is a postgraduate unit designed to offer a foundation in corporate responsibility and the ways in which organisations can mitigate any adverse effects that their activities may have on the environment. This could include actions such as reducing CO2 emissions, running replanting programs and supporting local communities.
Through completion of this unit, you will explore a range of theoretical perspectives relating to the responsibilities of various businesses to their local communities and the environment. You will develop a working knowledge of the potential impact of climate change and pollution, and how businesses and governments are taking steps to address these issues.
You will also have the opportunity to apply a range of theoretical and practical solutions to social and environmental issues, and learn how to critically evaluate organisational structures in terms of their approach to sustainable development. Although delivery of the unit is fully online, you will be expected to engage with lively discussion of the topics via media including dedicated discussion forums and podcasts.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Accounting for Sustainable Management unit, the topics you will study will be included in your unit outline.
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Sustainability is increasingly central to the business strategies of a wide variety of organisations. A solid foundation in Accounting for Sustainable Management is a desirable knowledge base for a number of job types, including project management, resource planning and consultancy.
On completion of this unit you will have developed the skills you need to deliver detailed reports about corporate accountability, create action plans for sustainable development activities based on a range of theoretical perspectives, and critically evaluate organisational structures with a view to making tailored recommendations. You will also have an understanding about how corporate responsibility ties in with government legislation on a local, national and global level – giving you the tools you need to take on a variety of leadership roles within the private and public sector.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.