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TCIM0402 Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics, 5 ECTS cr. 
Code TCIM0402  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics  Abbreviation Corporate Socia 
Credits5 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced studies Subject0017 Psychology 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
   
Organisation Faculty of Social Sciences 

Description
Aim 

The course aims to explore the many perspectives of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable business. It gives an overview of the most important CSR concepts and theories, as well as analyse the connec-tions of CSR to consumption practices, strategic thinking and business et-hics.

After completion of the course, the students are able to:

  • critically examine the way corporate social responsibility is theorized and practiced in a market context
  • understand the relationship between moral philosophy and the notion of responsible business
  • critically evaluate the strategic nature of corporate social responsibility for achieving both business and societal goals
  • explain how consumption practices relate to corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • apply practical models and tools for the development of responsible business strategies.
 
Contents 

Corporate social responsibility, sustainable business, social/environmental management systems, sustainable marketing, sustainable consumption, stakeholder theory, business ethics, moral philosophy, ethical decisi-on-making.

 
Methods 

The course uses a problem-based learning (PBL) approach, in which stu-dents learn through the experience of working on business cases.
Preparation for classes (20 h), classroom discussions and workshops (20 h) and independent work (100 h).

 
Requirements 

The course uses a problem-based learning (PBL) approach, in which stu-dents learn through the experience of working on business cases.
Preparation for classes (20 h), classroom discussions and workshops (20 h) and independent work (100 h).

 
Supplementary Literature 
  • Borglund et al. (2017) CSR and Sustainable Business. Sanoma utbildning: Stockholm.
  • Crane, Andrew and Matten, Dirk (2016 or older editions) Business Ethics : Managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization. Oxford University Press.
  • GarcĂ­a-Rosell (2013) A multi-stakeholder perspective on sustainable mar-keting: promoting sustainability through action and research. Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press.
    Reading package
 
Timing 

2 nd period

 
Target Group 

4th year

 
Tutor 

Senior lecturer of Tourism (and guest lecturers)

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Compulsory 

Compulsory

 


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