Course Details in 2021/22 Session
|Module Title ||LI Responsible Business: Theory and Practice|
|School||Birmingham Business School|
|Department || Birmingham Business School|
|Module Code || 07 32264 |
|Module Lead |
|Level || Intermediate Level |
|Credits || 20 |
|Semester|| Semester 1|
|Restrictions || None |
Guided independent study-142 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-12 hours
Project supervision-12 hours
Total: 200 hours
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|Description || Irresponsible businesses exploit marginalised communities, damage our ecosystems, unfairly distributing benefits, costs, risks and harm. However, not all businesses are inherently bad and or intentionally irresponsible. There are many examples where responsible businesses have made positive contributions and a growing recognition that responsible business is associated with business excellence. Feasible alternatives to business irresponsibility exist and are successful in different contexts.|
Pragmatic responsible business solutions are available that would allow businesses to transcend the limitations imposed by the hidden logic of business irresponsibility. There is a growing movement for change, driven by the growing visibility of the cumulative impact of the consequences of irresponsible actions and the benefits accruing from responsible businesses.
This module will allow students to understand the challenges associated with responsible business transformation and to develop a conceptual and pragmatic set of responsible business competences to assist in this transformation.
|Learning Outcomes || By the end of the module students should be able to:|
Demonstrate a theoretically informed analysis of the reasons why businesses may choose to act irresponsibly.
Identify and justify a range of responsible business solutions.
Evaluate different business processes and practices from a responsible business perspective.
Diagnose problems in a range of business cases and design effective solutions.
Understand the importance of effective communication and collaboration in responsible business transformation
Articulate the risks and opportunities associated with responsible and irresponsible businesses
32264-01 : Individual Assignment : Coursework (50%)
32264-02 : Group Report : Coursework (25%)
32264-03 : Individual Video : Coursework (25%)
|Assessment Methods & Exceptions || Assessments: 3 x 500 word structured case study report - 30%;
Participation in Business Game - 25%;
1 x 750 word essay - 20%;
1 x 5 minute group video on solving a key business challenge - 25%. |
Reassessment: To submit five case study reports that were not originally submitted for the main assessment and 1500 word essay.
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