Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility

Course code GSBS6484Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

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.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctTrimester 2
Sydney Bathurst StreetTrimester 2, Trimester 3
UoN SingaporeTrimester 1, Trimester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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. Analyse real world examples and case studies through effective independent and collaborative work.
ContentThe 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
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Case Scenario/PBL exercises
Contact HoursLecture: for 36 hour(s) per Term for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6484