MAN-40266 - Organisational Responses to Sustainability Challenges (FTMBA)
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






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Description for 2024/25

An understanding of sustainability allows us to recognise why our ability to prosper now and in the future requires attention not just to economic and social progress but also conserving (and enhancing) the natural environment. There has never been a more important time to understand how government, industry and society can respond to this challenge. This module looks at the bigger picture but focuses on how organisations can respond by changing what they are doing - both strategically and operationally - to gain or maintain a competitive advantage whilst improving their sustainability performance.
The module aims to motivate students to integrate notions of sustainability into their management approach by combining a thorough understanding of the issues surrounding sustainable development and climate change with knowledge of how organisations can respond to these opportunities and challenges by embedding sustainability into an organisation┐s strategy and operations.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Appraise the relationship between government, industry and science, and the wider connection between geo- political/economic/social trends and sustainable business.: 1
Evaluate intra-organisational management tools and techniques to embed sustainability into the company┐s operations and strategy.: 1
Assess the inter-organisational management tools and techniques to embed sustainability beyond the boundaries of the company through the value chain.: 1
Demonstrate research, analysis and organisational skills through the problem-based assessment, including formulation, implementation and write-up of a management report: 1

Study hours

12 hours of plenary teaching
12 hours of group work / seminar / tutorials
126 hours of independent learning including reading, asynchronous video lectures, specified activities and assessment preparation.

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