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Corporate Governance & 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 1 - 2014 (Singapore) (UoN Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (UoN Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

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

  1. Distinguish the various expectations and demands that emanate from stakeholders on business firms;
  2. Practice appropriate business responses and management approaches for dealing with social, political, environmental, technological and global issues;
  3. Describe ethical issues and the influence of these issues on society, management decision making, behaviour, policies and practices;
  4. Define governance in business and recognise the legitimacy of business as an institution in a global society;
  5. Evaluate the extent to which social, ethical, public and global issues must be considered from a strategic perspective.

The content of this course includes the following topics:

  1. Business, Society and Stakeholders
  2. Corporate Governance and Strategic Management
  3. Business Ethics and Management
  4. External Stakeholder Issues
  5. Internal Stakeholder Issues
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 36 hour(s) per Term for 12 weeks
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for GSBS6484

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