Business and management studies

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

Module code: N1574
Level 6
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

The module aims to provide an investigation of the relationship between organisations and their stakeholder groups, and the social accountability and responsibilities that a corporation holds towards different stakeholders.

The module will introduce you to concepts of corporate governance, socially responsible investment and ethical issues relevant to contemporary business. It will be contemporary, interesting, stretching and relevant, and should build on and integrate with other modules that you have taken and/or are taking.

Module learning outcomes

  • Display a systematic understanding of the key concepts, principles and philosophical underpinning of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Undertake an analysis and evaluation of a selected organisation's contemporary stakeholder practice
  • Appreciate the contested and uncertain status of CSR as an emergent area of study within business and management