The Purpose of Business
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- 17 Jul 2023
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Describe the evolution of approaches to the purpose of business and emerging emphases on sustainability and social contributions.
- Analyse how organisations create value in their communities and localities through adopting sustainability-SDGs, integrity and ethical practice, engagement with First Peoples, responsible leadership and social enterprises.
- Develop a purposeful business strategy to assist business success through the application of sustainable business principles and practices
Assurance of Learning
This course evaluates student performance for Assurance of Learning purposes for the program learning objective (PLO): Critically analyse local and global business issues to apply inclusive, socially responsible and sustainable practices.
- Purpose and Values
- External factors influencing business
- The purpose of business
- SDGs and business purpose
- Implementing SDGs
- Purpose-driven supply chain management
- Social enterprises
- Organisational culture
- Business integrity & accountability
- Leading a purpose-driven business
- Brand, Reputation and Purpose
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- GRF-IBA111-Management Concepts (Introduction to Management) (No longer available)
No additional requirements
This course introduces students to a perspective of the purpose of business that embeds values such as responsible leadership, integrity and ethical behaviour, respect for others, trust, and sustainable enterprise. The relevance of these values and their impact on behaviour and outcomes in a business context is demonstrated to students through case studies, real world examples, and testimonials from industry partners. Following from the discussion of values, the course then looks at how businesses develop solutions to respond to increasing demand for sustainability, transparency and good governance. The framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is introduced and used to examine the alignment between business practices and sustainable solutions to real life problems faced by a business. The course also considers the role and responsibility (including legal) of professionals and professional standards in today's society.
- Poster (15%)
- Written Assignment (40%)
- Business Sustainability Analysis (45%)
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