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Diploma in Business (Advanced) (Sustainability / Productivity) Level 7

Overview

This course facilitates planning and strategising for a sustainable business. It integrates environmental, ethical and social values and responsibilities with practical business skills and prepares learners from diverse backgrounds to build financially successful, socially responsible and environmental sustainable and productive businesses

Aim

This course facilitates planning and strategising for a sustainable business. It integrates environmental, ethical and social values and responsibilities with practical business skills and prepares Learners from diverse backgrounds to build financially successful, socially responsible and environmental sustainable and productive businesses. The composition of papers provides Learners with the option of majoring either in Sustainability or Productivity whilst facilitating acquisition of knowledge and skills to analyse and leverage the interrelations between businesses and their natural and social environment, and productive growth and outcomes. It explores business research methods and professionalism to pave the way for Learners to explore career paths as professional advisors in the selected majors in the study. Those targeted for entry to this course are national and international Learners with initial qualifications in business and/or business experience who wish to gain advanced understandings of sustainability or productivity theory, research, practices and the values orientations that underpin these business sub-fields.

Duration

1 Academic Year

Summary

Graduates of this course will be able to advise, support, advocate or make changes in their own business in either sustainability or productivity. Graduates will do this through achievement of the following outcomes: plan and strategies for a sustainable business; identify causes of environmental and social challenges as they relate to business; structure decision making processes to frame and incorporate these challenges in business decisions; identify current sustainable business practices in New Zealand; analyse and positively leverage the interdependencies between business and its natural and social environment; review productivity management strategies, relate Lean Six Sigma principles to business areas; review research on enhancing productivity in business; examine business research methods, and analyse professional advisor codes of conduct, role, parameters, legal responsibilities, frameworks, professional advisor practices, challenges, and ethics in business sustainability and productivity.

Course content includes sustainable business planning and strategy, sustainable business structures and networks, sustainable services and products, sustainable business marketing, sustainable business finance, sustainable business resources, managing productivity, Lean Six Sigma for productivity, sustainability challenges for business, business case for productivity, sustainability project, and productivity