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MAN 685 Purpose & Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

General Information

Lecturer Michael Alberg-Seberich
Examiner Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Course Format Seminar
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Frequency Spring term 2022
Hours per Week 2 (in-class) + 15 (self-study)
Language English
Grading 70% Final assignment; 30% Group presentation
Formal Prerequisites none
Recommended Prerequisites General interest in the topic of sustainable business

Course Structure

Topic Date Time
Intro & Lecture 17 February 2022 15:30 – 18:45
Lecture 18 February 2022 13:45 – 18:45
Case study 24 February 2022 15:30 – 18:45
Case study 25 February 2022 15:30 – 18:45

Further Information

  • Brief Description

    More and more companies define and proclaim their higher purpose beyond making profits. This implies that companies reflect upon their core business activities and competences and how they can leverage them to have a positive impact on people and planet. In many companies, this implies that traditional social responsibility activities are redesigned to be an expression of the higher purpose of the specific organization while providing opportunities for participation for the companies‘ stakeholders.

    In this course, participants…

    • learn about the current purpose trend in business and the resulting implications for impact management;
    • gain insights into companies that have defined a purpose that fits their core competences and bring this purpose to life;
    • and critically discuss the implications of an increasing socio-political involvement of corporations.
  • Application

    Registration/Application via Portal2 is required.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please don't hesitate to contact sustainablebusiness bwl.uni-mannheim.de.

Updated: January 2022