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Postgraduate Course: Developing Inclusive Business Strategies (BUST11217)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaBusiness Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aim of this core module is to give programme participants an understanding of how international businesses are contributing to addressing some of the global challenges of our time. It aims to provide programme participants with a thorough understanding of the subject area of corporate sustainability and responsibility from the perspective of the international firm, and from the perspective of the international manager and business leader having to make decisions concerning international businesses.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Text book(s)
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completing the course students will be able to address, for actual companies operating in international contexts, questions such as:

- What is corporate sustainability and responsibility?

- What is the purpose of business in the global world order?

- What are the possible roles of businesses in different cultures and societies?

- How are businesses responding to some of the world┐s challenges?

- What internal and external environments are required to enable businesses tackle some of the contemporary global challenges?
Assessment Information
Assessment is linked directly to the aims and objectives of the module, and is based on the application of the concepts and frameworks to real cases. It is based on three components:

(1) two group case study presentations that will jointly account for 40% of the final mark (i.e. 20% respectively)

(2) a group paper (3000 words) that will constitute 40% of the final mark, and

(3) an individual personal reflection (1,500 words) that will constitute 20% of the final mark. These personal reflections will be submitted with the group essays

Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Week 1: Introduction and Course Overview
Week 2: International Business and Globalization
Week 3: Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
Week 4: Value Based Leadership
Week 5: Alliances and Partnerships
Week 6: Business and Corruption
Week 7: Business and Poverty
Week 8: Business and Climate Change
Week 9: Business and Human Rights
Week 10: Reflection

Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Kenneth Amaeshi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2146
Email: Kenneth.Amaeshi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 8071
Email: Stuart.Mallen@ed.ac.uk
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