Open to:Undergraduate or Graduate Level
Prerequisites:English Proficiency - Reading and Writing, Knowledge on Entrepreneurship
Course Format:Individually Paced
Prerequisites:Typically 3 months
Course Code:BCSR

This course deals with the interrelationship of corporate social responsibility, corporate integrity, organizational culture, corporate strategy and organizational management/ leadership. Topics covered may include: fair-trade and globalization and other converging and emerging ideas about the continuing evolution of CSR; critical discussion about the role of financial development in the socio-economic development in the context of financialization. During the course, students will examine and explore sustainable and socially responsible initiatives around a globe and try to address them. The course will deliver a wider knowledge about a new challenge and disconnects, especially between financial markets and the real economy.
  • The Corporation
  • The Relationship Between Business and Society
  • Ethics and Capitalism
  • Identifying Stakeholders and Issues
  • Stakeholder Relations and Analysis
  • Ethics of Business: The Theoretical Basis
  • Ethics of Business: Management and Leadership
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: The Concept
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: In Practice
  • Measuring, Reporting, and Communicating CSR
  • Regulating Business
  • Ethics and Responsibility in the Workplace and Marketplace
  • Civil Society Stakeholder
  • The Environment and Business Responsibilities
  • Globalization and Business Responsibilities
  • Community Service Learning Project
  • Case Studies, Project, and Final Research Paper
During the tutorials or seminars, a student will work on case studies and discuss new models of business (especially banking) within an ethical and societal framework. The student will also analyze and try to solve ethical dilemma situations especially in the context of the financial crisis in the past years.
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email.

This course uses an asynchronous mode and students are provided with tiered video and self-guided learning modules. Live online interaction with the instructor can be arranged. The “on-site” classroom works on standard computers and instructor-led exercises, seminars, and workshops if applicable.

Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but in some cases, assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.
In fulfillment of the course, students are required to take the final examination, as well as an end-of-course project or research paper.

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