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MN4238   Sustainable Development and Management

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module examines the origin of the concept of sustainable development in public policy discourses with particular focus on the implications this concept has for the operation of business organisations. The module will examine the difficulties of applying notions of sustainable development to single organisations as well as the challenges which conventional economic systems present to sustainable development. The module will examine the theory and practice of managing for sustainable development, drawing on examples which are found in business. In addition, selected topics in managing for sustainable development will be examined.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass MN2001 and pass MN2002 ) or pass SD2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 9 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 29

Guided independent study hours: 171

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught