Course Details

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeABSO418
Course Unit Details
Number of ECTS credits allocated5
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand a wide range of management methods and techniques for risk analysis, participatory planning and decision-making.
  2. Examine the principles of environmental management in a wide range of situations, both on regional and business scales.
  3. Assess the consequences of environmental interventions and appreciate the ecosystem approach to environmental management
  4. Understand the current scientific opinions and practices on the effects of pollutants on ecological and human environments.
  5. Develop conceptual models from desk study information and acquire a basic understanding of key components of the environmental systems analysis
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

Managers' responsibilities and the natural environment:

Models and principles in environmental management theory.

Techniques and methodologies of environmental impact assessment

Uncertainty and the assessment of risks and hazards to the environment

Integrated resource management

Environmental Strategic Management, Environmental Operations Management,

Environmental Planning, Green Politics and Economics.

Environmental management in the private sector

Socio-economic, political and managerial responsibilities

Case study of environmental pollution: private and public responses

The principles applied to successful environmental management

Part 1: Theory and Approaches of Environmental Management

Part 2: Resource Management and Environmental Management Issues

             Water, Coastal and Island Resources

             Agriculture, Land Degradation and Food Security

Biodiversity Resources

Atmospheric Issues

Urban Environments and Industrial Pollution Issues

Environmental Threats

Part 3: Environmental Management Tools and Policies

Environmental Management Methods, Tools and Techniques

Environmental Accounting, Greening Economics and Business

Environmental Management and Development.

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Barrow, C (2006) Environmental Management and Development, 2nd edition, Routledge
  • Staib, R (2009) Business Management and Environmental Stewardship: Environmental Thinking as a Prelude to Management Action, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Friedman, F (2006) Practical Guide to Environmental Management, 10th edition, Environmental Law Institute
  • Russo, M (2008) Environmental Management: Readings and Cases, 2nd edition, Sage
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, discussions, presentation of case studies, movies, assignments.Power point presentations used in class, lecture notes and case studies are available to the students on the e-learning platform.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mid-term test20%
Final Exam60%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO

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