CC 504: Corporate Social Responsibility

This lecture series deals with the topic of “Corporate Social Responsibility” (CSR) within all disciplines of business administration. The focus is on the conceptual background of CSR and the relationship between profit generation and responsibility. For this purpose, the implications of CSR, csr-related regulations as well as practical impact of CSR are discussed along the value chain of companies as well as whole economies. One of the central questions is how CSR can be integrated and managed in the face of challenges and opportunities stemming from competitive pressure, new regulation, disruption of business models, digitalization, and globalization. Managerial challenges in the field of CSR management are illustrated by real life examples.

Learning outcomes
The lecture sensitizes participants to the diversity of topics, the impact on business models as well as the relevance of CSR in daily business. The imparted knowledge enables students to understand the myrad of implications the concept of “Corporate Social Responsibility” has on many aspects of business as well as everyday life. In particular, students get an overview of the broad topic landscape of CSR. This allows them to build the competencies required to define the scope, implications, and limits of CSR in management.

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Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS9 SWS
ECTS credits4
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten exam (60 min)
Restricted admissionno
Further information
Performing lecturer
Frequency of offeringSpring semester & fall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu., MAKUWI
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 3, CG 4
Course outlinetbd