Sustainable Business Practices - Post-Degree Certificate (2019/20)
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This post-degree certificate program is for students who already possess a business-related degree. It is designed to develop expertise in sustainable business practices. Students will examine best practices in sustainable business activities, perform case study analysis, compare sustainable reporting frameworks, and examine environmental sustainability from a scientific perspective. Sustainable business planning will also be examined through government, not-for-profit, and for-profit business lenses focusing on specific business functions such as marketing, human resource management, finance, operations, and leadership.
This credential recognizes the growing demand for working professionals who can develop and manage sustainability initiatives. Sustainability reporting requirements are increasing at all levels of government and are often required to obtain contracts, funding, grants, and licenses. Public companies are accountable to consumers and ethical investors for their sustainability practices and environmental impact. Sustainability planning can also strengthen communities while increasing employee retention and morale. Sustainability also has an economic dimension in terms of the proven benefits of improving supply chain logistics, refining operational procedures, and reducing waste.
This program is offered by the Business Administration department. It is interdisciplinary in nature and includes Flexible Assessment (FA) components.
- A degree in business, commerce, finance, or tourism from a recognized university/college or permission of the Dean is required.
- English proficiency at the university/college level is required; including ENGL 100 or equivalent
- Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS assessment score of at least 6.0 in all bands and 6.5 overall.
- 65% in MATH 101 or 60% in any of the following maths: MATH 090, Pre-Calculus 12, Foundations 12, Applications 12, Principles 12 or equivalent, or Business Coordinator permission.
Students must maintain an average grade of at least 65% and minimum course grades of at least 60% in all courses contributing to this credential.
Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes
Credit can be awarded for this course through FA
Learners may request formal recognition for flexible assessment at the College of the Rockies through one or more of the following processes: External Evaluation, Worksite Assessment, Demonstration, Standardized Test, Self-assessment, Interview, Products/Portfolio, Challenge Exam. Contact an Education Advisor for more information.
Students will complete a minimum of three College of the Rockies sustainability courses: MGMT 307, MGMT 310, MGMT 410.
Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.
Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies
If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.
Course Outline for:
Sustainable Business Practices - Post-Degree Certificate
Choose one of the following courses:
- BIOL-151 Biology of the Environment
- CHEM-100 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
Select four electives from the following list:
- Non Profit Management (MGMT 304)
- Environmental Studies (ENST 200)
- Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 100)
- Politics of Sustainability (MGMT 306)
- Environmental Economics (ECON 250)
- Environmental Psychology (PSYC 270)
- Biology of the Environment (BIOL 151)