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Course instructors
Name Sem, Programme & Batch Email
Susan Mathew III Sem MBA

1. MBA Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop competent professional of socially responsible leaders by integrating
managerial competencies; and advancing the field of management through research, training and

2. MBA Programme Learning Outcomes :

1) The ability to communicate ideas and express themselves clearly and effectively in
business situations Communication
2) The ability to identify and analyse issues pertaining to business situations and make
informed decisions - Decision Making
3) The ability to participate collaboratively and effectively in teams - Team work
4) Awareness of the social implications of business practice - Social Sensitivity
5) Domain Specific knowledge and competencies
Domain Learning Outcomes (General Management)
i. Conceptual clarity
ii. Class Participation

3. Course Learning objectives aligned with programme outcomes

Environment Management course learning outcomes are aligned with the MBA programme
Learning outcomes.

i. Realise that environment protection and resource conservation have to be considered

when business is conducted. (4)
ii. Identify the various global and national environmental problems. (1)
iii. Awareness of the serious challenge environmental problems pose to both our planet and
our way of life. (1,4)
iv. Work together towards a sustainable future that looks beyond issues like profit, quality
standards, legislation and regulatory controls. (4,1)

4. About Environment Management Course

In the early seventies environmental protection became a major societal concern ,but now more
than then there is a need for environmental awareness and a concern to protect it. The course
deals with importance and interrelationship of various components of the environment, issues
pertaining to natural resources, development and environment and environment and health. It
highlights the importance of conservation, eco- friendly technologies and environmental quality

5. Course design and its relationship to course learning objectives

This course has five modules. Each module has specific learning objectives, mentioned in the
previous section. The learning objectives focused is given in parentheses. Bold and underlined
numbers indicate the modules primary learning objectives; others are secondary.

Module 1- Introduction to Ecology and Environment

The first module is an introduction to the basic concepts of the ecosystem. It deals with the
various services offered by ecosystem and discusses the flow of energy and cycling of material
which are central to the ecosystem functioning. ( i, iii)

Module 2- Human impact on Natural Environment

The module delves in depth with the environment consequences of the current growth pattern of
human population. It explains how with wise and careful planning various natural resources can
be utilized for the betterment of mankind and also outlines some method of utilizing waste.(iv,

Module 3- Sustainable Development

It discusses the concept of SD and the need to transit from unsustainable to sustainable
development. It also describes urban problem related to energy. The module also defines
environmental ethics and explains the issues and possible solutions.(iv, iii)

Module 4- Global response

The module discusses the various legislations enacted at international level to control
environmental degradation. It fives names and objectives of various international conventions
and treaties related to various environmental issues. (ii, iii)

Module 5- Industry Response to environmental Issues

The different parameters of environmental components that determine environmental quality and
outlines the standards and quality measurement criteria of the different environmental
components. The importance of planning, impact assessment, auditing in environment quality
management is discussed. The need for eco-friendly technology is also explained. (i, iii)
6. References/Books
Book 1- Rajagopalan. R. Environmental Studies. From crisis to Cure, Oxford university press
(14 impression)
Book 2- Basak, Anindita. Environmental Studies, Pearson education (1 ed).
Book 3- Uberoi, N.K. Environmental Management. Excel Books ( 2nd ed)

7. Other references
i. Rachel Carson: The Silent Spring.1962
ii. 2. Fritjof Capra: Web of Life.1996
iii. 3. Hardin B.C. Tibbs: Industrial ecology: An agenda for industry, Whole Earth Review
iv. 4. Revisiting the Limits to growth; could the club of Rome have been correct after all
limits to growth and club of Rome. An Energy White paper, Mathew R Simmons 2000
v. 5. Bringing the environment down to earth ; Forest Reinhardt , Harvard Business review
vi. 6. A Roadmap for natural capitalism by Lovins, Lovins and Hawken, Harvard Business
review 2007
vii. Environmental Law and Policy in India: Cases, Materials And Statutes 2 Rev Ed, Divan
Shyam, Rosencranz Armin)
viii. Readings on Environmental Movements in India; Silent Valley, Tehri Dam, Chipko

8. Grading Structure
End Semester Examination (ESE) 60 marks
CAE-1 7.5 marks
CAE-2 7.5 marks
Assignment (PLO - Social Sensitivity) 15 marks

Presentations (PLO Communication) 10 marks

Total 100 marks

9. Assessment tools other than Examinations

Assignment (15 marks)
Each student must select a relevant environmental issue and write an assignment on it.
Presentations (10 marks)
1. Presentation would be group wise. The class would be divided into groups. Every
Wednesday one group will have to present an environmental issue that featured in the
previous weeks paper. An in-depth study must be done into the topic and be presented.
Every student in the group must participate in the presentation.
2. Topics would be given in advance based on which the group will have to make

10. Course policies

Please refer student guidelines

11. Session Plan

Sessions Topics References Methodology

1-4 Environment & Book 1- Chapter2-4 Lectures/ Case study

Ecosystem, Trophic
levels, food chain Book 2-Unit 1
and Web, Different Book 3 chapter 2
cycles. Ecosystem
services & types.
Biosphere GAIA

Environment impact

5-9 Resources, Pollution Book 1 Chapter 7-14

, Disaster
management. Book 2 Unit II,V
Environment Book 3, Chapter 7-9

11-13 Human population Book 1, Chapter 5-6

and Environment. &15-17
Human population
and consumption. Book 2, Unit VII
Development and Book 3, Chapter14


14-15 Waste Management. Book 1, Chapter 13

Book 2 , Unit V,VI
3 Rs , Recycling
symbols Book 3 Chapter 12
16-18 Environmental Book 1 Chapter 1,19
.Environmental Book 2 Unit VI
issues and Tragedy Book 3, Chapter 6
of commons

19-21 Sustainable Book 2 , Unit VI

Module 3 Society. Approaches Book 3, Chapter 1

22 Fossil fuels. Future Book 1, Chapter 10


23-25 Environmental Book 3, Chapter 16

Ethics, Life boat
ethics, Changing
environmental ethics

26-30 World summit on Book 1, Chapter19

Module 4 Development, Earth Book 2, Unit 19
summits, Agenda 21, Book 3 Chapter 3-6
WBCSD, Koyoto
and Montreal

30-31 Carbon trading, Book2, Unit VI

Environmental Trade Book 3 , Chapter 4
barriers, NGO

32-33 ISO14001, Book 3, Chapter 10 Assignment

Requirements. Submission
Module 5

34-35 EIA,EMS, Book 1, Chapter 20

Management Book 3 , Chapter 10
Concepts, Green
tariffs. Sustainability

36-38 Green marketing, Book 3 chapter 13

Eco labelling, Eco
designing Eco
efficiency, green
Domestic Happiness

39-40 Bio mimicry, Green Book 1, chapter 18

GDP, Green jobs,
Green products Book 3, chapter 13

Assignment/ presentation Schedule

1. Presentation 1

Presentation Group

Session 6 Group 1

Session 8 Group 2

Session 10 Group 3

Session 12 Group 4

Session 14 Group 5

Session 16 Group 6

Session 18 Group 7

Session 20 Group 8

Session 22 Group 10

2. Presentation 2 ( During the 1 hr Session)

Session Group
Session 10 Group 10

Session 13 Group

Session 16 Group

Session 19 Group 7

Session 21 Group 6

Session 23 Group 5

Session 26 Group 4

Session 29 Group 3

Session 32 Group 2

Session 35 Group 1