• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Commerce, Management, Science, Sustainability
  • Major code CORP-MAJ

The major in Corporate Sustainability examines the increasing constraints placed on business by both the natural environment and society and how corporations may create long-term value through innovative responses to these constraints. It is truly multidisciplinary, drawing together insights from management, marketing, accounting, economics, environmental science, and politics.

Application of knowledge and skills

Graduates with a major in Corporate Sustainability will demonstrate the application of corporate sustainability knowledge and skills:

  • with initiative and judgement in planning, problem-solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship;
  • to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts; and
  • with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of corporate sustainability concepts, issues and practices from multidisciplinary perspectives;
  2. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve corporate sustainability problems;
  3. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to analyse sustainability issues in business, market, social, ethical and regulatory context; and
  4. Communicate sustainability knowledge and ideas in a clear and coherent way.

Relevant Degrees

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

24 units from the completion of the following courses:

BUSN3017 - Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting (6 units)

MGMT2001 - Corporate Sustainability (6 units)

MGMT3015 - Corporate Strategy (6 units)

MGMT3102 - Business and its Social Stakeholders (6 units)

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON3128 - Resource and Environmental Economics (6 units)

MKTG2002 - Sustainable Marketing (6 units)

A maximum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANIP3003 - Australian National Internships Program Internship A (6 units)

OR CBEA3001 - Special Industry Project (6 units)

OR CBEA3002 - Social Enterprise Experience (6 units)

OR CBEA3003 - Australian and First Nations Business Immersion (6 units)

OR CBEA3066 - Global Business Immersion (6 units)

CBEA3070 - ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Program (UG) (6 or 12 units)

ENVS2011 - Human Ecology (6 units)

OR ENVS2013 - Society and Environmental Change (6 units)

OR ENVS3020 - Climate Change Science and Policy (6 units)

OR ENVS3028 - Environmental Policy (6 units)

MGMT2004 - Negotiation (6 units)

MGMT2008 - Social Enterprises and Social Business (6 units)

MGMT2035 - Managing Organisational Change (6 units)

MGMT3016 - Business Ethics (6 units)

MGMT3102 - Business and its Social Stakeholders (6 units)

POLS2011 - Development and Change (6 units)

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