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Course Overview

The social and environmental challenge for contemporary business organisations and institutions drives change in a powerful way. The competing logics across internal and external stakeholder groups give rise to a need for new organizational forms that embrace competing views and depend on co-creation and social partnerships. The political and economic backdrop to these dynamic settings is a direct influence on business ventures. The balance between environmental sustainability, social impact, value creation and traditional performance measures brings about a new dynamic for leaders who in turn, are redefining the meaning of success.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ian Robson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course synthesises theory and philosophy in ethics, corporate responsibility and governance to provide a range of conceptual frameworks and models from which to evaluate, analyse and critically re-shape organisational culture, processes and resources. The business-society and business-environment interfaces form the focal points of study in this course and students are expected to challenge and debate political economy, social and environmental impacts, co-creation and value propositions within a reframed version of contemporary enterprise. The course is applied to all industrial, public and third sector settings.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: an analytical piece of critical work (100%).

Resits: repeat of the summative assessments.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback will be continuous and rapid and will be conducted by Personal Tutors who will be readily available to communicate with students.  There will be adherence to the Institutional Framework for the Provision of Feedback.  As this is an online learning course, a range of formative assessments have been built in to give milestones for students and encourage interaction and participation with tutors.

Course Learning Outcomes


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