Survey Of Green And Sustainable Business –

bus304

(3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the evolution and modern concepts of sustainable management in business. This includes how environmental principles developed into modern sustainable management practices; the influences of technology; product and service design; and the regulatory environment of sustainable business.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Introduction to Green and Sustainable Businesses

  • Define the terms green and sustainable as they relate to business.
  • Explain characteristics and benefits of a green and sustainable business.
  • Compare and contrast the goals of a traditional business with a green and sustainable business.

History of the Green Movement

  • Outline the historical development of the green and sustainable business movement as it relates to the physical environment.
  • Evaluate the role of technology in a green and sustainable business.
  • Analyze factors that affect the progression of the green and sustainable business movement.

Green Product and Service Design

  • Determine the influence of green and sustainable principles on product service and design.
  • Identify ways to modify existing manufacturing processes to incorporate green and sustainable product design.

Sustainable Business Planning

  • Indicate green and sustainable considerations when planning a business.
  • Identify operational areas in a business that maximize recycling and reduce carbon footprint.
  • Recognize key business decisions to encourage green and sustainable business practices.

Regulatory Environment and Sustainable Business Trends

  • Describe regulatory compliance issues for green and sustainable businesses.
  • Identify governmental and non-governmental organizations involved with green and sustainable business practices.
  • Recognize marketing and public relations strategies to promote a green image of a business.
  • Identify green and sustainable business trends.

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