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.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge
Incompatible Subjects


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.


This 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.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.