|Description: ||MBA 6013 - Strategic Management in the Global Environment (4)
This course will focus on strategic management principles and cases within an international context. Students will examine the dynamics between macro environment factors, industry structure, and the behavior of firms. Students will explore the sources of sustainable competitive advantages and analyze strategies employed in global business competition. Students will also apply guiding principles for formulating and executing strategies, and for adapting to uncertain competitive environments.
MBA 6015 - Sustainable Supply Chain Management (4)
The course covers activities involved in resource extraction and physically moving raw materials, inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of use or consumption. Planning, organizing and controlling the organization’s supply chain is examined in the context of an enterprise's triple bottom line – financial profitability, social sustainability, and environmental impact. The course examines the role of supply chain processes in creating sustainable competitive advantage with respect to quality, flexibility, lead time, and investigates the total cost analyses, as well as product and process life cycles in the supply chain. Topics include: sourcing, operations, distribution, customer service and communication, green supply chains, fair labor and safety monitoring, outsourcing, and international logistics. The course will also focus on process measurements and the impact on organizational performance in the context of footprints (e.g., carbon, labor, water, pollution), and existing and emerging software systems that enable sustainable supply chains.
MBA 6408 - Sustainable Business Models (2)
(Elective for International Business concentration.) This course will provide students with an understanding of the reason behind this change and offer a thorough introduction to the concept and practice of business sustainability. The course will examine important topics such as pollution prevention, product stewardship, sustainable development, the triple bottom line, brand and reputation, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder theory. The course will place a heavy emphasis on practical examples from the business world and, as such, will make extensive use of guest lecturers and case studies.|
|2: ||Net Impact at USF is organized for and by USF graduate students to inspire stewardship in corporate and social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability amongst the university's future business leaders. In line with that mission, students of the Net Impact club at the University of San Francisco School of Management began a movement that has now resulted in the reworking of all water fountains in Malloy Hall to include the capacity to fill metal, reusable water bottles. Malloy Hall, the home of USF's business and management programs, became the pioneer building on campus to align itself with the new university initiative that seeks to ban the sale of plastic water bottles which can number as many as 5,000 plastic bottles a day on USF’s campus. USF School of Management Net Impact students also take part in service projects around the Bay Area, including clean up at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.|