Sustainable Business Practice in a Dynamic Global Environment explores the commercial, environmental, social and political sustainability of business in a rapidly changing global climate. Delivered online by Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia, the unit covers global business sustainability with a focus on business risk and creating value for stakeholders.
During the unit, you’ll learn to critically analyse the constraints and conditions of sustainability within the global economy. You’ll develop and apply a business model to investigate how value creation for stakeholders affects business sustainability, and vice versa. You’ll also look at existing businesses and analyse the features of their resilience, profitability and flexibility.
Finally, you’ll discuss ethical business sustainability. You’ll learn to critically analyse corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship in relation to the social, environmental and political concerns of business sustainability.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses through Swinburne University of Technology:
Graduate Certificate of Commerce
Graduate Diploma of Commerce
Master of Commerce
You should also ensure that you have not already completed a previous or academically equivalent version of this unit.
Areas of study
In this business unit, the topics you will study include:
Defining and conceptualising business and its features
The resource-based view of the organisation
Managing tensions in a stakeholder orientation
Business in a dynamic environment: challenges to business-as-usual
Types and pace of organisational change: implications for business
Sources and management of risk
Ethical frameworks for managing business in complexity
Economics and resource usage: changing community expectations
Sustainable business and the triple bottom line: incorporating economic, environmental, human and social capital
The risks to sustainable business: managing people in a complex and fast changing environment
The risks to sustainable business: analysing the finances
Business models: managing risk through value creation, maintenance and capture
Strategy development and implementation: managing risk through direction setting
Governance, leadership and management challenges
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of Commerce,?Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Diploma of Commerce,?Swinburne University of Technology
Master of Commerce,?Swinburne University of Technology
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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Sustainable Business Practice in a Dynamic Global Environment will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to buttress a business against the pace and dynamism of the global economy. You’ll learn the principles, strategies and risks of business sustainability, preparing you to safeguard or advise on the sustainability rating of any business.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sustainable Business Practice in a Dynamic Global Environment from Swinburne University of Technology.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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