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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE5341M Issues and Cases in Corporate Social Responsibility

15 creditsClass Size: 300

Module manager: Rosario Michel Villarreal

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


• Understand the varying business and corporate social responsibility (CSR) requirements.
• Link the theoretical basis of sustainable business and corporate responsibility to practical approaches and issues.
• Understand various 'real-life' cases and be able to identify which management technique, within the field of sustainable business and CSR, is appropriate in various settings.
• Be able to identify, evaluate and provide appropriate solutions to the social aspects of sustainable business and CSR.


1. Practical links between CSR, Business and SD.
2. Environmental, sustainability and CSR governance and policies.
3. Approaches (and their critics) in CSR and sustainable business.
4. Global and SME business perspectives of CSR.
5. Collaboration, partnerships and dialogue.
6. External and internal communication.
7. Ranking and benchmarking.
8. Social aspects of CSR such as human rights, labour practices and consumer issues.
9. ‘Real life’ case studies for evaluation and analysis.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours125.00
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Preparatory reading: 75 hours;
Assignment work (on syllabus topics): 50 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Via tutorials throughout the semester and the assessed assignment

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentAssessed assignment100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 04/04/2024 14:08:13


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