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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LM Principles of Responsible Business
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 30086
Module Lead
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description Principles of Responsible Business will cover: ‘Responsible Capitalism’, Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and Regulation, and Sustainability etc and their implications for business responsibilities to customers, employees (pay, pensions, training, working conditions and rights), shareholders, depositors and savers, other stakeholders and indeed society as a whole, the ‘general public’ and the ‘public good’. In sum, it will consider the overarching question of what sort of ‘social contract’ is required between business and government (on behalf of ‘the people’). Opportunities will be sought for engagement with the business community through visiting speakers.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • critically evaluate current debates relating to the role of business in society, at micro, meso and macro levels of analysis;
  • analyse employment and consumer relations, immigration, sustainability and inequality, as aspects of business responsibility;
  • relate theory to practice through the notion of praxis;
  • critically reflect on their own rights and responsibilities in relation to the intersection of business and responsibility.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
2 hour Exam (75%)
Group work: 20 minute presentation and 1000 word report (25%)

Reassessment: 2 hour Exam (100%)
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