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Sustainability Concepts and Strategies



Study hours/credits: 5 hours / 2 credits
Study hours per week: 6 - 9 hours per week
Course degree level: Master degree
Course pacing: Self-paced
Difficulty level : Moderate
Targeted students: Students in Graduate diploma and Master Programs in Management and related areas.
Officers in the area of sustainable development and strategy.
Course description
This course explores the basic concept of sustainability and its challenges. At present, there is a dearth of knowledge on sustainability and management. The concepts are varied, based on understandings of the relationships between management and various social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability. How sustainability is viewed and addressed is shaped by a diversity of multi-stakeholder perspectives, governance, and other external factors. This course will help you to draw links among various social issues and sustainable management. Enrolling in this course, therefore, will help you to comprehend the interactions, relationship and interdependence between management and the basic principles of sustainability (i.e. social, economic and environmental). This course promises to be both engaging and thought-provoking, aimed at anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of a subject that is no longer perceived as a choice but a necessity for future managers and business leaders alike.
  • Holds an undergraduate degree from any disciplines
Learning Outcome
  • Develop a critical and reflective understanding on the relationship between contemporary management and sustainability perspectives.
  • Define the relationship between key sustainability theories and management concept.
  • Compare and analyse the relationship among sustainability concepts (i.e. UN Global Compact/ Triple Bottom Line) and other key theories in management.
  • In each module, the students will need to submit weekly summary of the topic. There are four assignments for this course (25% each)
  • Students are required to attend a weekly online meeting with course co-ordinator upon the agreed schedule. This issue will be discussed at the beginning of semester.
  • All work must be submitted by the end of each work.
Instructor and online course development team
Nattavud Pimpa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
International Business, Sustainability and Business, College of Management Mahidol University
Winit Yamlamai
Head of Information Technology Supports Unit, College of Management Mahidol University
Pannavit Krasaesan
Multimedia Specialist, College of Management Mahidol University
IT Development & Service Excellency
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