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MN50583: Strategies for sustainability

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the principles of sustainability and their strategic implications.

Learning Outcomes:
Having studied the unit, students will be able to:
* Understand and critically engage with the principles of sustainability within the business context.
* Evaluate the strategic implications of sustainability.
* Describe and critique current examples of efforts to incorporate sustainability within organisations.
* Evaluate the problems and opportunities associated with different sustainability practices.


* Apply subject-specific knowledge during critical evaluations of the strategic implications of sustainability. (TFA)
* Demonstrate critical awareness of current issues and frameworks informed by leading research (TFA)
* Deal with complex issues and make sound recommendations based upon independent research. Communicate conclusions clearly and competently. (FA)
* Work effectively within groups and assume leadership roles where appropriate (F)

This unit focuses on how organisations 'do' sustainability. It provides answers to why and how sustainability is practiced in particular ways within different types of organisations, and provides students with access to individuals who are experienced in implementing sustainability initiatives within their organisations. The unit engages with many topics which typically include an investigation of different strategies for engaging in sustainability, understanding the practice of stakeholder management, and leadership for sustainability.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50583 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 5)
School of Management

MN50583 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management


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