The Sustainable Organization – bus327 (3 credits)

This course focuses on the business practices and tools that add economic, social, and ethical value to the business resources of a sustainable enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the general science of sustainability, consumptive calculations of manufacturing, and the impact of business decisions on the environment.

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 Representative.

Applications of Lifecycle Concepts and Tools in the Sustainable Organization

  • Analyze the importance of supply and value chains in achieving sustainable development in an organization.
  • Determine performance improvement needs using lifecycle definition and assessment methods.

Financial Considerations for the Sustainable Organization

  • Assess the financial viability and desirability of sustainable development initiatives.
  • Define environmental accounting.

Moving from Sustainable Development to Sustainable Growth and Security

  • Explain transparency in public reporting.
  • Define Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® standards.
  • Describe green product design concepts and methods.

Operational Management in the Sustainable Organization

  • Design an environmental audit event using needs assessment tools.
  • Demonstrate continuous-improvement problem resolution methods to remedy poor performance issues identified during an audit.
  • Demonstrate success measurement methods in resolving poor performance issues.

Managing Change in the Sustainable Organization

  • Determine obstructionist behaviors threatening environmental initiatives.
  • Propose environmental initiatives using structured change management methods.

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