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2012/2013  BA-BLC_3SCS  Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility – Sustainability Challenges of Tomorrows Businesses

English Title
Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility – Sustainability Challenges of Tomorrows Businesses

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Final schedule:
wedensday 17:10-19:55, week 40-41, 43-48
+ “Weekend CSR Camp” on Saturday & Sunday Week 44
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Min. participants 40
Max. participants 70
Study board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Robert Strand - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Business Ethics, value based management and CSR
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
Last updated on 29-08-2012
Learning objectives
At the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• Identify key societal and environmental issues that will challenge today and tomorrow business models. Understand how these issues challenge current business models.
• Define key question YOU will face as future managers in relation to new social and environmental challenges. Learn from current best practices.
• Systematize your thinking by applying the concepts, theories, methods, and models that will help you to address these issues.

This course works to develop the reflexive capabilities of students, working to help develop the students’ 1) connective thinking 2) critical thinking and 3) awareness utilizing the topics associated with Corporate Social Responsibility as the basis.
No special requirements. The course does not assume the student has any prior knowledge in corporate social responsibility.
Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility:
Type of test Written Exam
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 2 Hours
PC-exam. An English-native language dictionary is the only aid that will be allowed in the exam.
Course content

This is primarily a discussion based course, where ‘real life’ case studies are posed to students on complex topics (climate change, labor exploitation, health security) in which students engage first hand in the discussion and debate that they will undoubtedly face as future managers in business.

As a future manager you will be faced with questions such: is my business model ready to deal with pandemics (such obesity, diabetes 2, HIV-AIDS) that will affect many of my employees and customers? What is my responsibility in the problem? We will explore how Scsr is becoming both a condition for business and a potential competitive advantage.

Scsr challenges most of the current business theories. Our course will include the explanation and de-construction of some of the current strategic management theories together with some theories central to the new political view of business in society.

Teaching methods
In this course we are exploring questions mainly through cases and discussion. Therefore your active participation and engagement throughout this course is necessary. We do expect a lively debate in the classroom and learning by confrontation.
Expected literature

To be announced on LEARN, but most likely:
Business Ethics 3rd Edition
by Crane and Matten is the primary text. Supplemental texts will be included throughout the course.

Last updated on 29-08-2012