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Corporate Social Responsibility: Course Outline (BBA)

This course is designed to engage students in a discussion of Corporate Social Responsibility through a series of interactive learning activities.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to CSR
  • The roles and objectives of corporations, and the nature of CSR
  •  Externalities (costs and benefits), market failures and CSR components
  •  Accountability, corporate governance and voluntary disclosure
  • Stakeholder engagement and stakeholders’ interests
  •  Investors’ interests and CSR consideration
  •  Disclosure regulation
  •  Trends in CSR reporting
  •  Theories of CSR behavior and disclosure
  •  Theories of CSR behavior and disclosure continued
  •  CSR accounting and measurement issues
  •  CSR reporting: voluntary initiatives and guidelines
  •  Contemporary issues

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able:

  •  To explain what Corporate Social Responsibility means
  •  To debate the case for and “against” CSR including understanding the complex balance between CSR and other elements of company strategy
  •  To identify real-world CSR best practices and to reflect on how those might be more broadly applied
  •  To critically analyze situations where companies are facing CSR issues, including an appreciation of the interests of various stakeholders
  •  To recommend a course of action that balances CSR with other business interests, and is compelling and persuasive After successfully completing this course



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