GBM701 - Development Theory and Sustainability Models

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Subject Title
Development Theory and Sustainability Models

Subject Description
Students explore the relationship between productivity and the environment. This course adds a global dimension to a student's repertoire of sustainable development management tools. Students examine the economic and environmental trends, global environmental concerns and environmental management trends that drive sustainability in business. With consideration of the impact of globalization, students research business management tools that support global leadership in achieving sustainable business goals, such as performance measurement evaluators. Students analyze differences between traditional economic models and current models of sustainability. Students develop and use assessment and measurement tools that enable sustainable business practice recommendations.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Will be able to understand, appreciate and be conversant on the concept of global environmental sustainability.

2. Analyze and explain commonly used terms such as greening, eco-footprint and sustainability and their role in contemporary community, place of business, public forum, etc.

3. Critically describe the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the concept and practice of sustainability.

4. Prepare, implement and defend a performance-based measuring process for achieving sustainability at the personal, corporate, neighbourhood, city, national and international level.

5. Design a corporate ecological vision and mission statement that demonstrates corporate social responsibility for an existing business.

6. Critique companies that have integrated and incorporated energy conservation and sustainability into their corporate agenda.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.