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CODE MRT5190

 
TITLE Personal Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Moral Theology

 
DESCRIPTION The concept of responsibility and its application in a business context, including the notion of shared responsibility, and the nature and scope of personal, fiduciary, corporate and social responsibility, will be investigated. Environmental issues and business’s ethical obligations, policies, and practices regarding health and safety issues and the environment will also be critically examined.

Study-unit Aims

The aim of the unit will be to investigate the concept of responsibility and its application in a business context, including the notion of shared responsibility, and the nature and scope of personal, fiduciary, corporate and social responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- understand the notion of responsibility in a business context, with particular attention to the concepts of corporate and social responsibility.

2. Skills: By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- apply the notions of personal and corporate responsibility in a business context, with respect to business’s obligations and policies regarding health and safety issues and regarding environmental issues.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Main Texts

- Crane, Andrew et al, ed, Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, Oxford, 2008.
- EU Green Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility, 2000.

Secondary Texts

- Herman, Stewart W. , Durable Goods A Covenantal Ethic for Management and Employees, Notre Dame, 1997
- S. Waddock, Leading Corporate Citizens: Vision, Values, Value Added, Boston, 2002.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite qualifications: Candidates will normally be expected to have a good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Independent Online Learning, Lectures and Seminar

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S George Grima

 
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Closing Date Dissertation Proposals
Deadline to present dissertation proposals for next Faculty Board is Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 1700hrs

Augustinian Institute Academic Year 2017-18

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