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BSUS 7402 - Scientific Report Writing and Capstone Project Delivery

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

BSUS 7402 is a project based capstone course that extends the project begun in BSUS 7401. As a capstone experience, the course is meant to serve an integrative role, bringing together all the components of course work in the second term of the program and the business/sustainability plan students began in the first term. The course will focus upon Sustainable Leadership within organizations In this course students will continue in their teams formed in the first term and continue to develop a Sustainable Implementation Plan for an organization. All of the other courses in the second term are designed with the goal of feeding the Capstone Course. That is, all of the other course will provide the knowledge, skills and abilities for students to successfully meet the requirements of BSUS 7402. This course is designed to explore the interfaces between climate change and GHG management, industrial ecology, ecological economics, entrepreneurship and sustainable accounting and finance within the context of entrepreneurial ventures, innovative for profit corporations, and non-profit ventures. The focus of this course is on gaining new venture/implementation experience. Students will learn how to implement a good business or change management opportunity by evaluating the needs in the community, environmental forces creating the opportunity, and the profit potential of the business opportunity. The central focus of the course will be on the Capstone Project, where you implement an innovative concept or idea. Note: This course is offered in the Winter term.


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Gravitying Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate primary sustainability literature and interpret case studies in the context of scientific sustainability models, theories and frameworks.
  • Apply scientific theory to formulate solutions to modern sustainability problems.
  • Independently (as a team) write a scientific article. Ability to present the problem raised, the methods, theory and empirical material of the study in accordance with the structure of a scientific article.
  • Research, develop and integrate components of a business/sustainability implementation plan including an economic model, timeline and critical risks, financial plan, and the proposed business offering.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research for the business venture/implementation including appropriate due diligence assessment.
  • Evaluate and critique the business model, management strategy, financials and strategic plan of a business venture/implementation to ensure sustainable growth/change.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to think strategically about a business venture in a complex and changing environment.
  • Present an innovative business/sustainability implementation plan to panel of judges including management, potential investors, entrepreneurs, bankers, leaders in the community and other stakeholders.
  • Integrate knowledge and skills from the second term coursework to produce an exceptional business or sustainability implementation plan, recommendation and discussion for future research.
  • Integrate knowledge and skills from the second term coursework to produce an exceptional business or sustainability implementation plan, recommendation and discussion for future research.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

BSUS 7402 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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