Sustainability and Australian undergraduate management courses

Josie Fisher, Ingrid Bonn

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The academic literature arguing that there is an urgent requirement for businesses to become more sustainable is large and rapidly expanding. There is also a demonstrated need for managers to develop a better understanding of sustainability and the appropriate strategies required to improve business sustainability. In addition, there have been international calls for educators to address sustainability in their programs. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which business sustainability is being incorporated into undergraduate business and management courses in Australian universities. The high percentage of international students enrolled in these courses suggests our findings have implications beyond the Australian context. The findings demonstrate that more than half of Australian universities did not explicitly identify sustainability as part of their business/management curricula and those universities that did address sustainability did so, in most cases, only in a limited way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking learning in your discipline
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium 2010
Place of PublicationArmidale
PublisherTeaching & Learning Centre, University of New England
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781921597268
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventUniversity Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium 2010: Rethinking learning in your discipline - Armidale, Australia
Duration: 8 Sept 20109 Sept 2010


ConferenceUniversity Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium 2010


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