• Deakin University

Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis in Business

Gain conceptual and practical skills required for Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis.

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  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours
This course is part of the Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis in Business program, which will enable you to learn how to choose strategies that will reduce carbon emissions.

Learn new tools to facilitate business and policy relevant decision making.

Learners will explore how to choose and implement strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change via the issue of carbon emissions. Using sensitivity simulations, learners will investigate accelerating the adoption of different carbon abatement mechanisms.

Informed by practical issues in environmental benefits and costs, learners will evaluate risks and uncertainty and the relevant timeframes for business decision making.

What topics will you cover?

  • Decision making in business
  • Evaluating trade-offs
  • Environmental cost-benefit analysis (ECBA)
  • Pollution control: policies and practices
  • ECBA in practice

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain cost-benefit analysis and its sensitivity to time and uncertainty.
  • Apply non-market values and climate policy into cost-benefit analysis.
  • Reflect on cost-benefit analysis findings including their complexity and subjectivity.

Who is the course for?

This program will leverage complementary skills to support graduate professionals to develop new careers or enhance existing ones. It targets postgraduate level students who are developing competencies and capabilities in the sustainability industry.

What software or tools do you need?

You will use Excel, which you have access to as a Deakin student.

Who will you learn with?

Dr. Shuddha is Senior Lecturer at Deakin Business School. He specialises in sustainability issues relevant to energy, environment & climate change.

Dr Helen Scarborough has extensive experience as a researcher, teacher and professional economist with a passion for environmental economics.

Hemant Pullabhotla is a Lecturer of Economics in the Department of Economics, Deakin Business School.

Mehmet Ulubasoglu is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Deakin Business School. Mehmet is currently the Head of the Department of Economics.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
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  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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