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MGT 608 Leading for Sustainability (3 credits)

The Leading for Sustainability course positions your role as business leader as one that connects with sustainability at multiple levels – self, others, the organization and society. The course analyzes the definitions and development of Corporate Sustainability and its relationship with environmental management, the Triple Bottom Line and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  The course then focuses on leadership of self. Leadership is about "making a difference" and hence it is important to consider deeply the nature and type of difference that you intend to make in this world. In particular, this course aims to increase awareness of your values, ethics, beliefs, attitudes, etc. and how these might relate to issues of sustainability.  The course then looks at organizational values and sustainability.  Lastly, the course integrates the material through a value/sustainability gap analysis.  Pre-requisite: Completion or waiver of MGT 500.