Fall 2023 Sustainability Management PS4310 section 001


Call Number 12457
Day & Time
M 6:10pm-8:00pm
141 Uris Hall
Points 1-3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructors Sophia Huda
Noa Gafni
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 25 students (60 max) as of 2:06PM Saturday, February 24, 2024
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS4310
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Graduate Students Only. Cross-registrations opens 9/5/23.
Section key 20233SUMA4310K001