BUSM 7013 Business, Society and the Environment
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 200847
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Description Business, Society and the Environment draws on social enquiry and reflection to explore the complex relationships between business and the stakeholders of business, by critically evaluating the social, environmental and political impacts of business decisions and practices. The unit focusses on the challenges and ethical dilemmas emerging from global capitalism, and addresses the significance of government in regulating the impact of business on society and the environment. The unit critically considers the nature of the firm and the role of ideology to justify business decisions.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business program.
- Critically analyse the social and environmental impacts of business practices in national and global contexts;
- Critically reflect on the connections between individual experience and social and environmental issues;
- Apply theories and models to analyse the social and environmental dimensions of the interactions between Business and the stakeholders of Business;
- Identify and critically analyse different ideologies used to justify the perspectives of business, government and society, with attention on social and environmental issues;
- Critically reflect on and research the social and environmental issues emerging from the reciprocal impacts of business, government and society.
- The significance of The environment to society and business sustainability
- sociological and Ethical reasoning for sustainability of business
- The development of capitalism, globalisation and The impact on The environment
- ideological Models relevant to The business, society and environmental perspectives
- The dynamic connections between sustainability, stakeholders and The nature of The firm
- Stakeholder perspectives on The environment and business
1. The Business-Society-Government dynamic
2. The significance of the environment to society and business sustainability
3. Sociological and ethical reasoning for sustainability of business
4. The development of capitalism, globalisation and the impact on the environment
5. Ideological models relevant to the business, society and environmental perspectives
6. The dynamic connections between sustainability, stakeholders and the nature of the firm
7. Stakeholder perspectives on the environment and business
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Individual Report/Essay||1,200 words||30%||N||Individual|
|Reflective Journal||1,000 words||30%||N||Individual|
|Team-based Case Analysis (peer moderated)||15 minute presentation (10%) and 3,000 word Analysis (30%)||40||N||Individual|
- Customised compilation of readings
2022 Quarter 4
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.