Making the Business Case for Sustainability (Spring 2015)

Sustainable Design Online

How do market forces shape the way we live, work, and even play? Students in this class look at business through a designer’s eye to understand the interplay between producers and consumers, governments and people, stockholders and stakeholders, man and the environment, and how all of these factors interconnect and ultimately direct how our products, processes, and systems are created.

Students will gain an understanding of the implications of their decisions, how to identify risk areas, long-term thinking strategies, and best practices for sustainable business models through weekly exercises, special projects, and the creation of a business plan. 

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Required Textbooks: True to Yourself: Leading a Values-Based Business, Albion (ISBN: 1576753786); Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, Wheelan (ISBN: 0393324869); Packaging Sustainability: Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Package Design, Jedlicka (ISBN: 0470246693); Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Print Design, Jedlika (ISBN: 0470246707).

Online Learning classes are not eligible for the early registration or multiple class discounts.

MCAD also offers a master of arts in Sustainable Design degree geared towards busy working professionals who want to change the world for the better. Learn more today.

Image courtesy of student S. Maki.

Course Details

Course Number: SD 7530
Dates: Jan. 20 – May. 12
Online - Asynchronous
Online - Asynchronous
Wendy Jedlička
Online - Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $1470.00
3 Credit Tuition: $3042.00

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