COURSE NUMBER: MBA292C.1
COURSE TITLE: Strategic and Sustainable Business Solutions
UNITS OF CREDIT: 3 Units
INSTRUCTORS: Marissa Saretsky, Mark Lee, and Susanne Stormer
CLASS WEB PAGE LOCATION: http://responsiblebusiness.haas.berkeley.edu/students/courses.html
CLASS FORMAT: Discussion-based course comprised of lectures, guest lectures with sustainability experts, student presentations, and in-class time for teams to work on Team-based industry client consulting projects.
BASIS FOR FINAL GRADE: 35% Attendance & individual class contributions, 10% Individual writing assignments, 50% Team-based industry client consulting project, 5% Other
ABSTRACT OF COURSE CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES:
Business can and should solve the world’s most pressing problems. This statement represents the essence of this course. This course explores the practical and strategic application of sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and creating shared value (CSV) through readings and discussions, and team-based student consulting projects with industry clients. Industry clients vary by semester with representative companies from past semesters including: Patagonia, Microsoft, Adobe, Airbnb, Nike, Cisco, Levi Strauss & Co., and General Mills Natural & Organic. This course fulfills the Applied Innovation Experiential curriculum (BILD) requirement and utilizes Teams@Haas.
CAREER FIELD: “Mainstream” business practitioners (marketers, financiers, operations, accountants, etc);sustainability/CSR practitioners; consultants