Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

Sustainability for Accountants and Finance Professionals

Focuses on sustainability as it relates to the work of accounting and finance professionals. Background information is provided to help students understand what sustainability is, and why it matters in the current business climate. Thereafter, the topics covered are the global reporting initiative (i.e. corporate sustainability reporting), the current landscape for accounting standards and disclosures, emissions trading schemes (cap and trade), and sustainability in the supply chain. Students will then learn how to use standard corporate finance metrics to measure sustainability efforts. We will draw from the two texts required and will also explore current issues related to the material in this class in the form of newspaper articles and video clips. Prerequisite: ACCTG 301 for students in the Master of Accountancy program or ACCTG 1A for students in the MBA program.

Units: 3 , Offered: Summer 2019