ACC10730 Business in Society

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module considers the nature of the relationship between business and society, and how societal issues are increasingly affecting all aspects of corporate strategy and behaviour. It will introduce students to the key issues of morality, ethics and the law and explore contemporary issues in this arena. Moreover, topical issues, around which informed perspectives and opinions diverge, will form an integral part of the curriculum, e.g. the origins of the current financial crisis, globalization, deindustrialisation and the relocation of MNCs to low-cost economies. The module aims to provide students with a strong sense of the connections (and tensions) between individual, organisational, and societal actions and outcomes, a sense of social embeddedness, while also retaining a positive or friendly business outlook. This module will interrogate these issues and frame student assessment and evoke student engagement through debate, critical analysis and written and verbal expression.

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Learning Outcomes:

Describe and assess the key trends that impact on the contemporary relationship between business and society.
Understand and apply various theoretical approaches to morality, ethics and the law within a business context.
Explore a range of topical social, environmental and ethical issues and analyse the role of business within these topics.
Display critical thinking skills in written and oral presentations, and construct an argument based on a wide reading of the academic literature.
Work in a collaborative team process to produce high-quality work.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

40

Autonomous Student Learning

40

Lectures

24

Tutorial

5

Total

109

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; Tutorials. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Business in Society (MKT10030)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Case study Question Coursework (End of Trimester) Yes Graded No

60

Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

40


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Laura Cassin Tutor
Ms Lyndsey Galgey Tutor
Mr Caoimhin O'Madagain Tutor
Ronald Wafula Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 16:00 - 17:50
Lecture Offering 3 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 4 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 14:00 - 15:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 5 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 6 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 7 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 8 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 9 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 10 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 11 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
Small Group Offering 12 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
Small Group Offering 13 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 16:00 - 16:50
Small Group Offering 14 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 16:00 - 16:50
Small Group Offering 15 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 09:00 - 09:50
Small Group Offering 16 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 09:00 - 09:50
Small Group Offering 17 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 18 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 20 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 21 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 22 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 23 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 24 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 25 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Autumn