BUSINESS IN SOCIETY

BUA5BIS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore the evolving role of business in society, and particularly the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Stakeholders. The subject examines the interdependence between the organisation and its wider environment. There is a growing emphasis on responsible business in many countries in the world today, creating new organizational risks and opportunities. You will be introduced to a variety of different perspectives on CSR, and investigate how CSR relates to the workplace, marketplace, community and ecological environment in which organisations operate. The subject is designed to help you understand CSR, apply that understanding in your own organisation, and gain an overview of how CSR can be effectively managed.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCorporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in a Global Context (2nd ed)PrescribedCrane, A., Matten, D., & Spence, L. J. (2013).London: Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand and critically evaluate a range of perspectives on CSR, and articulate and explain how these are relevant to your own work and organization.

Activities:
Lectures, readings, class discussions, case studies and assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Ethical Awareness

02. Explain how CSR is relevant to, and can be applied with respect to various stakeholders of the organization.

Activities:
Lectures, readings, class discussions, case studies and assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Ethical Awareness

03. Demonstrate an understanding of how CSR can be managed with respect to: organizational strategy, reporting and auditing, and partnership.

Activities:
Lectures, readings, class discussions, case studies, assessments and guest speaker
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Ethical Awareness

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Week 29-30, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 29 - 30
Four 7.0 hours seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
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Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual and team oral presentations & summaryEach student to deliver two short (2-3 minute) individual oral presentations, and one short (5 minute) oral presentation as part of a group presentation. Each group must also submit a 500 word written summary of their group presentation.30 01, 02
Individual written assignment (literature review) 2,500 words35 01, 02, 03
Individual written assignment (sector report) 2,500 words35 01, 02, 03