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Corporate Responsibility

  • 7.5 credits

The aim of the course is to develop students’ reflective knowledge and critical understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an emerging management concept and practice whereby companies and other forms of organisations integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders.

The course covers the following areas:

  • Theories about corporate social responsibility derived from management, environmental management, accounting and other fields within the social sciences.
  • The emergence and development of corporate social responsibility.
  • Methods for critically and reflectively analysing conceptual foundations and practices of corporate social responsibility in contemporary businesses and organisations.

The aim of the course is to develop students’ reflective knowledge and critical understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an emerging management concept and practice.

  • Course structure

    The course workload (model: 40 hours per week equivalent to 1,5 ECTS) is allocated as follows:

    • Teacher-led lectures: 14 hours
    • Teacher-led seminars: 10 hours
    • Debate: 10 hours
    • Self-studies: 110 hours
    • Assessment: 50 hours

    Total workload: 200 hours equivalent to 7,5 ECTS.
    The language of instruction is English.
     

    Teaching format

    The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminars and group work and requires a significant portion of self-study on the part of students. Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different activities of the course.

    Please note that all teaching and learning activities - such as lectures, seminars, assignments and assessment tasks – are carried out in English when the language of instruction is English.

    Assessment

    Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different course activities. Each assessment task is weighted in relation to its importance in the overall assessment of the course. The student’s results from the different assessment tasks are added up to a total course score that will then translate into the final grade for the course.

    Assessment tasks

    The course contains the following weighted assessment tasks:

    1. Individual final exam.

    2. Individual memos.

    3. Class participation and attendance.

    After completion of the course, students will receive grades on a scale related to the intended learning outcomes of the course. Passing grades are A, B, C, D and E. Failing grades are Fx and F. A grade Fx can be completed for a grade E.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See reading list in the current syllabus.

  • Contact

    Course coordinator: coursecoordinator@sbs.su.se

    Head of course: Hans Rämö