Sustainable Management Research*
This course is targeted for students in the graduate Managing for Sustainability specialization, focusing on independent research and the development of cases based on businesses that are engaged in green and other sustainability practices. Materials that are developed will be included in a research bank for instructors in the business school to use to include sustainability issues in their courses. Projects may address sustainability from different perspectives: management, marketing, finance, accounting, operations, information systems, and other areas. Students may also engage in their own independent research on sustainability in their area of choice.
Class Meetings will be arranged around students' schedules, with three to four meetings and blackboard discussions. Students will share their progress and present their work at the final meeting. *Course does not apply to the Certificate program.
- Instructors: Elizabeth Cooperman & Kenneth Bettenhausen
- Sample Syllabus
- 3.0 Credit Hour Course (8 Weeks)
- Offered Summer Semester
The course has been set up to allow you to pursue independent research in the area of Sustainability including but not limited to:
Case and material compilation for a research bank of cases on Managing for Sustainability (can be any area, marketing, finance, economics, management, information systems, operations, accounting or any other area (interviewing and research on sustainable activities in Sustainable-Oriented Business Topics for the BUSN Core courses);
Other individual research topics, such as Cap and Trade Valuation and Carbon Offset Calculation; Ecological Economics, focusing on preserving natural capital; Microfinance; Eco-municipality; UNMillennium Develpment Goals; Social/Cause-based marketing, among many other topics in the area of Sustainability that you would like to choose;
Other types of research in Sustainability in Business or another discipline.
Other sustainability related topics. T
he course is set up to meet three times at a minimum; with also independent meetings with the instructors as desired; and online meetings using email and blackboard (an account for the class will be set up for the class).