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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 tbd
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.

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 6th September, 2021 10:15 – 10:45
CSR on an Institutional Level: From Shareholder Profits to Shared Value? 20th September, 2021 Prerecorded
Corporate Social Irresponsibility 27th September, 2021 Prerecorded
CSR Management on an Organizational Level 4th October, 2021 Prerecorded
CSR on an Individual Level (Managerial Discretion) 11th October, 2021 Prerecorded
Social Business & Innovative Business Models 18th October, 2021 Prerecorded
Exam Preparation 25th October, 2021 12:00 – 13:30

    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

    Universität Mannheim
    Lehr­stuhl für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften
    Schneckenhof Ost – Raum SO 103
    68161 Mannheim
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