Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business
Improve organisations’ environmental, social, and economic impacts.
Help businesses balance profit with people and the planet. You’ll learn to manage sustainability issues for organisations that care about their triple bottom line. Contribute to sustainable development. Consider a broader social system.
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Identify and evaluate various sustainability-related risks and opportunities that confront organisations and society.
- Think critically to formulate solutions, make decisions and recommendations about contemporary business problems related to the sustainability agenda.
- Communicate both in oral and written form to justify proposed initiatives for improving the social and environmental performance of an organisation.
Students completing this course will be able to work in all industry sectors as sustainability-informed professionals helping organisations in understanding their social and environmental impacts and ensuring that important environmental, social, and governance issues are addressed. Sustainability-informed professional are high in demand as organisations are currently looking at net zero carbon emissions pathways and ethically performing supply chains.
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:
- A completed undergraduate or postgraduate course in a non-accounting discipline at Bachelor level or higher
Work and Life
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:
- Qualifications, relevant work experience or other special circumstances, as approved by the College Executive Dean or delegated authority.
You must provide evidence to support your application on the basis of work experience, in particular a copy of your CV demonstrating your work experience, and letters of reference from line managers or similar to confirm your work experience. In the case of applicants who have worked as a sole trader or consultant, additional evidence to support the level of experience must be provided.
#An equivalent qualification from an overseas institution as assessed by the University with reference to the equivalencies identified by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).
Credit for previous study or work
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
Now more than ever, business leaders need to consider a multitude of issues linked to 'sustainable development' when managing their organisation.
As stakeholders increasingly demanding greater accountability from organisations to address their environmental and social impacts, sustainability-related performance is now acknowledged as an integral aspect of business – with a failure to do so putting an organisation’s future at risk.
The Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Business is designed to develop business professionals with the skills to tackle these sustainability-related issues in an increasingly socially and environmentally minded business climate.
The Graduate Certificate is a 4-subject course with flexible learning options for practitioners currently working or seeking a career in the fields of socially responsible investment, business continuity, and governance and assurance.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study, the following study pattern is recommended.
Completion of 4 core subjects from the schedule below:
- TAS-BFA757 Socially Responsible Investing
- TAS-BFA758 Organisational Social Responsibilities
- TAS-BFA759 Managing and Reporting Sustainability Related Performance
- TAS-BFA760 Sustainability Related Governance and Assurance
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 0.5-2 years from commencement.
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