Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

10 Units

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility examines how corporations respond to ethical dilemmas whilst taking stock of the needs of their various stakeholders and the expectations of national governments. This requires an understanding of the social responsibilities of business in a global environment. The roles of government regulation and community collaboration, as they impact on businesses operating across cultures, are also explored and current reforms of corporate governance are analysed.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 3 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Build upon the understanding of the moral dimension in business and its importance to appraise the benefits and challenges of a corporate citizen
  2. Distinguish and address the various expectations and demands that emanate from stakeholders on business firms
  3. Apply decision making skills through the understanding of ethical, cultural and global issues that affect business
  4. Practice appropriate business responses and management approaches for dealing with social, political, environmental, and global issues
  5. Critically apply a broad and coherent knowledge of governance in business and recognise the legitimacy of business as an institution in a global society
  6. Application of understanding in analysing real world examples and case studies through effective independent and collaborative work

The content of this course includes, but is not limited, to the following topics:

  1. Seeing the moral dimension in business
  2. Taking a moral position
  3. Ethics and Human talent
  4. Managing business ethics
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: GROUP CASE STUDY
  • Formal Examination: Final Examination
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 36 hour(s) per Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6484

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