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Module Code: MAN201
Module Title: Corporate Social Responsibility
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module will provide students with a critical introduction to the institution of the corporation in its wider context.

Key areas of study will include corporate governance, the history of the corporation, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics.

These issues will be explored through the use of a range of theoretical perspectives and case-studies and scenarios.

Broadly the syllabus covers: the history and position of the corporation in society; corporate governance and strategy; the ethics of corporate behaviour; corporate codes and regulations, corporate social responsibility; philanthropy.

In detail, by the end of the module you should be able to:

Articulate the major theoretical approaches to the study of the corporation, including: agency theory, stakeholder theory, stewardship theory

Awareness and understanding of the links between these theories and wider theories of the firm

Awareness of different attitudes to economic and societal well-being

Thorough grounding in the historical emergence of the corporate form

An understanding of major contemporary perspectives on corporate behaviours

An understanding of the relationships between corporate behaviours and corporate governance, corporate strategy and managerial processes

An introduction to moral perspectives as they relate to managerial decision making and corporate structures
An understanding of the emergence of Corporate Social Responsibility and philanthropy as a mode of practice within the corporation

Knowledge of cases relevant to the study of the corporation and of Corporate Social Responsibility
Learning outcomes 
The learning outcomes of this module are devised taking into consideration the learning goals of Management School programmes. It has the following specific learning outcomes:

Develop an understanding of contemporary changes in the business world such as business ethics

Demonstrate an understanding of key ethical frameworks and ideas

Appreciate how frameworks and ideas can be used to develop ethical decision-making skills and reasoning
Understand the current ethical challenges facing managers and employees in organizations today
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching and learning strategies employed include a combination of lectures (which teach basic concepts and principles), workshops (which are interactive and designed to enable students to apply and discuss their knowledge to analyse real-world problems, issues and case studies), and the university’s virtual learning environment (the ‘Interactive Communications Environment’ or ‘ICE’), which will be used for the dissemination of material, as well to provide feedback to students. Guest lectures and a company visit will also be used to complement learning and teaching.
Introduction to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Corporate citizenship and the stakeholder approach.

Corporate governance.

Business ethics fundamentals.

Personal and organizational ethics.

Ethical and social issues in the global arena.

Business, government and regulation.

Consumers as stakeholders.

Sustainability and CSR.

Business and community involvements.

Employees as stakeholders.

CSR and social entrepreneurship.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    12      112  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Midterm Exam 15.00
2 Examination 85.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 9:30:20 PM