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 2 - 2018 (Online)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Learning Outcomes

On successful 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 the 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, but is not limited, to 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
Assumed Knowledge Students should complete GSBS6004, GSBS6005 and GSBS6200 before enrolling in this course.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Individual Project
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Group Case Study
  • Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct, PSB Singapore, Sydney Elizabeth Street and Online


Face to Face On Campus 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Course Materials
  • Moral Issues in Business E-Text
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for GSBS6484
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