CC 504 Lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility

General Information

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Course Format Lecture
Credit Points 4 ECTS
Frequency Every semester
Hours per Week 2 (lecture) + 6 (self-study)
Language English
Grading Take home exam – open book (60 min.)
Exam dates 30th April, 2021, 2 pm
Pre-requisites None

Course Structure

This upcoming semester, the course CC504 will be taught in the following manner: the prerecorded lectures will be uploaded to ILIAS and students can watch them in a self-paced mode. The exam date will be announced. Further, the following sessions will be held as live sessions via zoom (see table below). However, please note that the exam-relevant sessions will also be recorded and uploaded to ILIAS for students who may not be able to participate.

Please see the session schedule below. The second half of each session consists of a guest lecture. Here you can find out which practitioner will give the guest lecture of a session.

Content Date Time
Kick-off and introduction to the concept of CSR 1st March, 2021 15:30 – 18:45
CSR on an Institutional Level: From Shareholder Profits to Shared Value? 2nd March, 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Corporate Social Irresponsibility 3rd March, 2021 15:30 – 18:45
CSR Management on an Organizational Level 4th March, 2021 15:30 – 18:45
CSR on an Individual Level (Managerial Discretion) 5th March, 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Social Business & Innovative Business Models 8th March, 2021 15:30 – 18:45
Corporate Sociopolitical Activism + Exam Preparation 9th March, 2021 15:30 – 18:45

    Further Information

  • Brief Description

    In our largest lecture, CC504 – Corporate Social Responsibility, which is attended by approx. 450 Master students each year, we cover different topics related to sustainable management in a total of seven sessions (from basic theories of CSR to more current approaches such as Creating Shared Value to Social Business and Sharing Economy as current trends). In each session, we also integrate a guest speaker from business practice who reflects the content from a practitioner's perspective. This can be a CSR manager of a large company (e.g. Coca Cola, Adidas, IKEA, H&M or SAP), a founder of a start-up (e.g. Premium Cola or ListnRide) or a non-profit organisation (e.g. Greenpeace, WWF or Amnesty International). Each session and the respective guest lecture will be recorded on video. The guest lectures will be made freely available via our Youtube channel if the speakers have given their consent. The contents of the lecture will also be recorded on video and made available to the students for exam preparation.

  • Reading List

    Course content will be provided through videos and reading materials, accessible on Ilias.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions regarding this lecture, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Edinger-Schons.

    Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons

    Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons

    University of Mannheim
    Chair of Sustainable Business
    Schneckenhof Ost – Room SO 103
    68161 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    upon arrangement

Updated: September 2020