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MGT353 Management and Sustainability (8)


This subject focuses on the major issues confronting westernised society in relation to developing sustainable business activities. The focus is on the sustainable management of the business resources: including economic resources, social resources and natural resources. Topics include: the sustainability debate explored in an Australian and global context; contemporary problems and historical perspectives on the management of human resources, the relationships between business and the natural environment, and the philosophical and ethical basis of business and its role in society.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge


Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
MGT582 MGT582 covers similar material at a higher level.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to demonstrate an understanding of changing views about management in light of the sustainability debate;
Be able to critically analyse a variety of perspectives on the nature of sustainability;
Be able to express their own value position on the importance of sustainability and management; and
Be able to evaluate their own and others' actions from various theoretical perspectives.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Sustainability and the management context Sustainability and sustainable development - an ethical dilemma Criticisms of mainstream development Why bother with sustainability? Business ethics Why bother with sustainability? Environmental, economic and social change Business sustainability Implementing sustainable management - ideologies and paradigms Implementing sustainable management - ideas into actions Bringing it all together - unified management systems.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.