MGT-422 / 4 credits

Teacher: Williams Amanda Nicole

Language: English


Summary

Students will develop the theoretical and practical basis for leveraging corporate strategies to foster global sustainable development. In teams, we will apply the strategic planning process to develop a strategy for solving real-world sustainability issues that our corporate partners are facing.

Content

Keywords

Corporate sustainability; strategic planning process; sustainable development goals (SDGs); planetary boundaries

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Analyze corporate sustainability practices leveraging the appropriate theoretical concepts
  • Apply the strategic planning process in the context of sustainability
  • Assess / Evaluate the current state of a company's sustainability strategy
  • Design a new sustainability strategy for a corporate partner
  • Defend your proposed corporate sustainability strategy
  • Critique the strategic plans of other groups

Transversal skills

  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Take responsibility for environmental impacts of her/ his actions and decisions.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

This cours combines different learning approaches:

  • In class lectures on theories and concepts related to corporate sustainability and the strategic planning process
  • Readings and other materials to prepare for class lectures
  • Group projects to develop a corporate sustainability strategy - the projects will be conducted in collaboration with a corporate partner thus offering an experiential learning approach
  • Critical thinking for individual writing assignments
  • Case studies to stimulate active thinking and analysis of complex situations
  • Guest lectures from practitioners and academic experts

Expected student activities

  • Working in teams on group exercises to develop a corporate sustainability strategy
  • Presenting the results of the strategy
  • Reading background materials
  • Writing an essay to evaluate corporate sustainability practices
  • Participating in case studies

Assessment methods

Individual Essay 25%

Group Assignments/ Project 50%

Final Individual Written Exam 25%

 

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Corporate strategies for global sustainability
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Corporate strategies for global sustainability
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Corporate strategies for global sustainability
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10ODY016    
10-11    
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 9h - 12h: Lecture ODY016