Postgraduate Course: Corporate Responsibility & Governance in a Global Context (CMSE11161)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Common Courses (Management School)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||There are different views of Corporate Responsibility & Governance out there. The dominant view is the understanding of Corporate Responsibility as corporate philanthropy and charity. In this regard, the course will
&ˇ Evaluate and challenge the different conceptions of Corporate Responsibility & Governance in different institutional contexts
&ˇ Explore the role of Corporate Responsibility as a Market Governance Mechanism and its influence on corporate strategy
&ˇ Examine how Corporate Responsibility is embedded in other management practices such as marketing, finance and accounting, human resources management, strategy and international business
&ˇ Give students a coherent and broad view of Corporate Responsibility and Governance in a systematic manner
&ˇ Examine the relationship between globalisation and the emphasis on Corporate Responsibility to fill the global governance void
On completing the course students will be able to address questions such as:
&ˇ What is corporate sustainability and responsibility
&ˇ What is the purpose of business in the global world order?
&ˇ What are the possible roles of businesses in different cultures and societies?
&ˇ How are businesses responding to some of the world&Šs challenges?
&ˇ What internal and external environments are required to enable businesses tackle some of the contemporary global challenges?
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
Some of the intended learning outcomes include:
Subject specific knowledge and skills
&ˇ Ability to imagine businesses from alternative and new paradigms
&ˇ Understanding the principles and characteristics of corporate responsibility and governance, and managing across boundaries.
&ˇ Ability to draw from contemporary societal challenges to generate and leverage knowledge and innovation globally.
Cognitive abilities and non-subject specific skills
&ˇ Evaluating the strategies and management of businesses against management models and frameworks.
&ˇ Evaluating practical management problems and developing viable solutions.
&ˇ Developing powerful, persuasive arguments.
&ˇ Group working and presentation skills.
|STUDENT ASSESSMENT AND GUIDANCE|
Students will be expected to read the provided lecture materials and relevant literature, to actively participate in discussions and to analyse the readings and the information provided in the lectures and seminars. The objective is to develop a critical understanding of the key issues. Consequently, also the assessment is geared towards identifying, describing, evaluating and discussing those issues by writing and presenting a paper that covers both the lectures and the recommended literature.
The assessment methods for the course and the contribution of each towards the final mark are as follows:
1. Group presentations/projects 40%
2. Individual Essay 45%
3. Personal Reflection 15%
|Course organiser||Dr Kenneth Amaeshi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2146
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 3757
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