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Fall 2022 Sustainability Management PS4310 section 001

Call Number 13962
Day & Time
R 6:10pm-8:00pm
To be announced
Points 1-3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course deals with a fundamental question of sustainability management: how to change organizations and more complex systems, such as communities, industries, and markets, by integrating sustainability concerns in the way that they operate. The course poses this question to a dozen leading sustainability practitioners, who answer it by discussing management strategies that they use in their own work. Through these guest lectures, extensive class discussion, readings, and writing assignments, students identify and simulate applying practical ways for transforming how organizations and complex systems work. The practitioners, who work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and in a wide variety of organizations, make presentations in the first hour of the course. Students then have time to ask questions and speak informally with the guest practitioners, and will participate in an instructor-led class discussion, geared toward identifying management strategies, better understanding their application, and considering their effectiveness. By the end of the course, the students gain an understanding of management tools and strategies that they, themselves, would use to integrate sustainability in organizations. The course complements the M.S. in Sustainability Management program’s required course, Sustainability Management (SUMA K4100). In that course, students study management and organization theory. In the Practicum, students learn directly from leading practitioners, who confront sustainability management issues daily.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Management
Enrollment 23 students (40 max) as of 5:07PM Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS4310
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Columbia College, Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Cross Registration begins 9/6 Prof Noa Gafni & Sophia Huda
Section key 20223SUMA4310K001

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