Available in 2018
Course code

GSBS6484

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 2 - 2018

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 1 - 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 2018

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Trimester 1 - 2018
  • Trimester 3 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


Content

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 WebLearn GradSchool

Lecture

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