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Last approved: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:00:31 GMT

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SMT (Sustainable Materials and Technology)
450
032582
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Sustainable Business and Innovation
Sustainable Business and Innov
College of Natural Resources
Wood and Paper Science (15WPS)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Marko Hakovirta
Professor and Department Head

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15SMTBSSustainable Materials and TechnologyRequired
Theories, practice and case studies of sustainability and innovation in corporate settings. Content will include sustainability and environmental management, innovation, new business development and R&D, change management, corporate strategy and strategic alignment.

The course is being offered to provide graduates of the SMT curriculum a competitive advantage in the job market by giving them a high-level understanding of sustainable business and innovation in the corporate world. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
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List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
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Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
Poole College of ManagementTamah MorantWe are supportive of this course and have no concerns about your moving forward with it.
This course will not require any new resources. Dr. Hakovirta, MBA, joined the university in August 2016
from Stora Enso, a global pulp, paper and board manufacturer as a Senior VP of Innovation and R&D. The SMT faculty has identified a need for its students to have a high-level understanding of sustainable business and innovation in the corporate world.

The main goal of this course is to give students a high level strategic understanding of sustainable business and innovation in the corporate world.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:


1. Explain the importance of sustainability and innovation in the corporate environment.


2. Determine the connection between sustainability and operational excellence, product differentiation and customer centricity.


3. Define the terminology used in and explain the basic concepts of corporate governance and strategy, corporate sustainability and innovation processes.


4. Explain change management including methods that redirect or redefine the use of resources, business processes, budget allocations, or other modes of operation that significantly change a company or organization.


5. Propose strategies on how to engage businesses and help them connect sustainability with business strategies in order to develop integrative and long-term solutions to business. This includes for example gaining knowledge to analyze value chain and systems concepts.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams50%Two one-hour exams, each comprising 25% of grade
Quizzes10%3 short quizzes
Homework10%Two homework assignments, each comprising 5% of grade
Final Exam30%Final exam is comprehensive
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus

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