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BU541N: GOVERNANCE, RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 06 Oct 2020 16:05


Course Overview

The business-society and business-environment interfaces form the focal points of study in this course. Looking at both theory and philosophy in ethics, corporate responsibility and governance, the course introduces a range of conceptual models to help evaluate, analyse and critically re-shape organisational culture, processes and resources. Students will debate political economy, social and environmental impacts, co-creation and value propositions within a reframed version of a contemporary enterprise.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • 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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 6 Feedback Weeks 8

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks 6 Feedback Weeks 8

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and analyse trends in Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Risk Management, and Corporate Governance.
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate the requirements of global ecological and social sustainability on business and other organisations.
ReflectionEvaluateCritically reflect on the role and purpose of business and other organisations in relation to stakeholders from ethical, sustainability and governance perspectives.

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