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CSES 5324: Blending Business and Environmental Principles

Concentration: Environmental Science
Credits: 3 graduate credits


Evaluates the relationship between environmental principles and business planning. Investigates strategies and methods for practical application that are mutually supportive to both environmental and business goals.  Compares and contrasts methods to communicate environmental risks to stakeholder groups.  Emphasis on environmental ethics in business, competitive advantage through sustainability, environmental law in practice, public engagement strategies, and linking environmental performance to business strategies.  

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Having successfully completed this course, the student will be able to:

1.     Implement strategies that satisfy both business and environmental goals.

2.     Illustrate environmental permit strategies, goals and negotiation methods.

3.     Plan and conduct a mock public meeting.

4.     Debate current consumer attitudes toward environmentally preferable companies.

5.     Interpret and assess research findings, articles and case study examples of how environmental goals can create positive business outcomes.

6.     Interpret and apply the ISO 14001 International Environmental Management Standard for organizational environmental performance.

7.   Incorporate environmental considerations into business decision making

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Graduate Standing


Robert Davie