OMN 502: Earth Systems in Organizations

Synonym:

63496 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Pauline Chandler

Credits:

3

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Sun 9/13 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sun 10/4 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sun 10/25 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sun 11/22 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sun 12/13 (8:30AM-5:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Natural Systems
Required of and restricted to first year O&M weekend MBA students.

This course employs a systems approach to understanding the intersections of business and earth systems, also known as the evolutionary corporation. The Earth systems of atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and pedosphere are analyzed through field trips to local organizations, readings, and discussions. Students work closely with one organization to research and problem solve an organization?s earth system challenge. Emphasis is placed on integrating the theory of the Natural Step, Cradle to Cradle, and Biomimicry. Students should check the course site on Sakai for on-line assignments that may begin prior to the first class meeting.