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BUSN12-200: Responsible and Sustainable Organisations


Considering the increasingly complex environmental, social and governance challenges facing today's business organisations, it is essential to develop an integrated understanding of business and its role in society. In this subject, students will be challenged to explore a multinational business from multiple perspectives to develop a systems view of the organisation and its global business environment. Through readings, discussions, case studies, projects and other learning activities, students will develop a more nuanced view of the purpose and functioning of business, the expectations of stakeholders, and the challenges and opportunities inherent in addressing those expectations. This exploration will include understanding the functional areas of business as well as how each can work together in an overall design to enable an integrative and innovative approach to responsible and sustainable business.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: BUSN12-200
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Bond Business School
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Use appropriate tools to analyse and evaluate an organisation's environment, including environmental, social, economic dimensions. 2. Compare different perspectives on the purpose of business and its role in society over time. 3. Describe the key elements of an organisation's design including the common functional areas of business and how the interact. 4. Describe the major stakeholders of a business organisation, the kinds of expectations each may hold for it and the challenges and opportunities this can create. 5. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others in contributing to a multi-stage project to assess the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of an organisation and offer recommended improvements. 6. Present recommendations for improving and organisation's ESG performance using appropriate channels and media. 7. Communicate ideas, recommendations and related information in a clear, concise writing style tailored to a given audience. 8. Demonstrate the capacity to reflect on one’s learning experience and develop a plan for future application of what was learned.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.