Making the Business Case for Sustainability (Summer 2014)

Sustainable Design Online

How do market forces shape the way we live, work, and even play? Students will 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.

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.

Questions?

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: SD 7530
Dates: Jun. 9 – Aug. 15
Days: 
Online - Asynchronous
Time: 
Online - Asynchronous
Instructor:
Wendy Jedlička
Room:
Online - Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $1470.00
3 Credit Tuition: $2940.00

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