Accounting for Sustainable Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,000.00
International 3,250.00

This unit is designed to enable you to understand the various mechanisms that an organisation can put in place to reduce its negative impacts (and increase its positive impacts) on the environment and societies in which it operates. The unit will also demonstrate that many actions aimed at enhancing an organisation’s contribution to sustainable development can also create positive business benefits for an organisation.

At the completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Develop or enhance knowledge about different theoretical perspectives relating to the  responsibilities and accountabilities of organisations
  2. Develop or enhance knowledge about the meaning of sustainable development and actions that organisations can take to enhance their contribution to sustainable development
  3. Develop or enhance knowledge about the meaning of climate change and approaches businesses and governments can take to address climate change
  4. Critically evaluate organisational strategies to address sustainable development
  5. Apply different theoretical and practical knowledge to address an important social and environmental problem.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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