Course Code ENBUS 601
Course Title Business and the Case for Sustainability
Online Offers No offers currently scheduled.
Last offer: Fall 2019
Course Location Multimodal
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This on-site intensive course introduces students to basic business concepts and integrates them with concerns for sustainability. The underlying emphasis is on the value and rationale, opportunities and risks for businesses to undertake and integrate environmental and social sustainability initiatives. Business topics to be covered include an introduction to concepts and terminology from finance,accounting, strategy, marketing, organization behaviour and operations. Guests from academia, industry, governments, and non-profit organizations present topics and case studies. Students also learn about the MEB program, meet faculty members, meet each other, and are introduced to distance education tools.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2017 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: Master of Environment and Business students only
  • Software: Microsoft PowerPoint
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) This course is delivered in a 2-week block in August at the beginning of the MEB program sequence, on the UW main campus.
2) This course must be successfully completed by MEB students before proceeding to other courses in the MEB program sequence.
3) This course fulfills one of the MEB foundation requirements.
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