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Climate Change and Sustainable Business Futures (9469.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management



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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179466) - View
    • Winter Term, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178952) - View
    • UC Term 4, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, HKBU (173474) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167225) - View
    • Winter Term, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (173969) - View
    • UC Term 3, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, HKBU (158984) - View
    • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (152311) - View
    • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (141030) - View
    • UC Term 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, HKBU (148633) - View

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    Climate change is a contested and significant contemporary issue contributing to and arising from business relationships and interactions with the natural, social and financial worlds. This unit provides students with an understanding of climate change and the development of sustainable futures for business in Australia and globally. The Unit examines recent policy, planning and management responses to climate change, including individual enterprise initiatives and forms of government intervention designed to achieve sustainable businesses.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of sustainable business;

    2. Understand and critically assess the inter-relationships between businesses and their natural, social, cultural and economic environments and how these affect business's sustainable futures;

    3. Understand and analyse the implications of climate change for business in Australia and globally; and

    4. Evaluate planning and management strategies, policies and industry practices designed to mitigate and / or adapt to climate change and thus to produce more sustainable futures.

    Assessment Items

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    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.


    Completion of 24cp.



    Assumed Knowledge

    Students undertaking this unit will have completed 12 units encompassing a range of tourism, events, business and other discipline areas.

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    Equivalent Units

    7014 Strategic Tourism Management.

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