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Managing for Sustainability

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Module Convenor:  Judy Muthuri

Module Content:
Sustainable companies are those that are managed in socially, economically, and ecologically responsible ways. Today's managers are expected to understand the impact of management decisions and practices on the environment and society. This module considers how sustainability principles are applied in organisations, and how to manage for sustainability. Through use of multiple learning approaches, the module enables students to practically interact with real businesses to address some sustainability challenges faced by the organisation. The module introduces the students to frameworks and theories use to critically assess sustainability, and to integrate sustainability into the business strategy. The module enables students to develop an understanding of the practical dilemmas facing businesses as they seek to respond to multiple, and often, conflicting stakeholders expectations. Students will be expected to critically reflect upon their practical experiences and capture these using a learning journal.

Module Aims:
This module enables students to develop management skills and abilities to embed sustainability in organisations.

Module Assessment:
Individual Learning Journal (3,000 words) (50%); Group Presentation (15 mins; 5 mins Q&A; Hand in Slides) (50%)

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