Your upfront cost: $0
- 27 Feb 2023
The third university established in Victoria, La Trobe University has a diverse community of more than 36,000 students and staff. Its commitment to excellence in teaching and research prepares students to make a bold and positive impact in today's global community. La Trobe provides Open Universities Australia with its core tenets, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Learn more about La Trobe.
QS Ranking 2022
Times Higher Education Ranking 2022
Our student advisors are here to guide you with:
- Enrolling and eligibility
- Fee and loan information
- Credit and recognition for prior learning
- Identify the interplay between the social, environmental and economic pillars of sustainability, and the implications for ethically complex decision-making.
- Evaluate innovative, systems-based solutions through the application of disciplinary knowledge and skills to researching, analysing and resolving sustainability challenges.
- Apply the theory and frameworks developed in the subject to analyse and appraise a range of stakeholder and sustainability-related issues.
- Demonstrate an ability to engage effectively in diverse teams to complete complex team tasks or structured projects in culturally diverse educational settings.
- • Introduction to sustainability.
- • The sustainable development goals.
- • The business case for sustainability.
- • Global sustainability challenges as wicked problems.
- • A systems approach to sustainability.
- • The environmental system.
- • The economic system.
- • The social system.
- • Stakeholders and governance.
- • Government - policy and politics.
- • Innovation and change for sustainability.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed BUS2SBY (Sustainability), or BUS2SUS (Sustainability) are ineligible to enrol in this subject
No additional requirements
This subject introduces you to the concept of sustainability, and a systems approach to understanding the complex interactions between the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability. The subject attracts students from a range of fields, bringing a multidisciplinary team perspective to the researching, analysis and problem-solving aspects of creating positive change for sustainability. In teams, you are required to critically evaluate the stakeholder management and sustainability efforts of large business corporations across the world. This subject provides you with the opportunity to enhance, demonstrate and document work-ready skills appropriate to your chosen career path.
- Group presentation and stakeholder analysis. (equivalent to 1000 words per student) (30%)
- Individual assignment (2000-word equivalent) (40%)
- Online and in-class activities (equivalent to 1500 words) (30%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.