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Unit details

MPM704 - Managing for Environmental Sustainability

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

M Taghian





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

*Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive offering:

Unit is taught face to face intensively in blocks during the trimester; that is, classes are not held on a weekly basis. Attendance is required at each all-day seminar. 

For students enrolled in intensive mode attendance is required at the following seminars between 10.00am and 4.00pm each day:

Thursday 20 November
Friday 21 November
Thursday 4 December
Friday 5 December


  • As this unit is offered in Intensive mode, it may impact on some international students’ enrolment.  It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their enrolment.
  • This unit is also offered in Cloud (online) mode.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Managing for Environmental Sustainability is designed to give students an integrated understanding of environmental sustainability issues as they relate to business management. The unit will provide managers with a conceptual framework for analysing and developing a strategic response to environmental issues and an understanding of the potential business case for sustainability. An integrated overview of human, business and ecological sustainability is presented during the course. Students will address a series of environmental issues and analyse case studies.  A problem-based learning approach will guide students to examine critically current business principles and practices as they relate to environmental sustainability.


Assignment 1 3000 words 40%, Assignment 2 4500 words 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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