BMGT43280 Corporate Social Responsibility

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module looks at the underlying assumptions of the dominant economic paradigm that has driven the business model to date as a gateway into exploring new approches that will embrace a more sustainable, ethical and aspirational paradigm of business in society.

We will investigate the forces in the corporate environment in public, private and non-private sectors and the wider economic, political and societal backdrop against which corporations must operate.

The course will use lectures and a series of case studies, through which a lively classroom debate will be facilitated; - Mini case studies, drawn from research projects or short cases from the textbook, will be used to assist individual level of understanding and application of the lectures / theories. - Full case studies will deal with more controversial ethical issues drawn from both written and video case studies, to facilitate group discussion.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The primary aim of this course is to provide an integrated understanding of Business and Society in relation to other key subjects such as Marketing, Strategy, OB, Communication and International Business; and to discuss how it is related to business performance (financial and non-financial).

Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Group Project: Group work Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

individual feedback available on request. Feedback on presentations is best sought immediately following the presentations.

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