BUSM 0013 Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 5

Legacy Code 700261

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Description This unit focuses on the topics of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Students will be introduced to the conceptual understandings required to identify the ethical dimension of business activities with reference to different functions of business and stakeholders. They will also develop an understanding of how and why social issues are now a key part of managing the business enterprise. Students will be given the opportunity to develop skills in selecting and evaluating sources and materials when preparing tasks, with an emphasis on reflective practice.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 5cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a cohesive understanding of the concepts of business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability in various business disciplines.
  3. Demonstrate effective use of blended learning tools.
  4. Use self-reflection as a learning strategy.

Subject Content

1. Overview and theories of corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainability (CSR).
2. Understanding CSR from a multi-stakeholder perspective.
3. The significance of ethics in the business world.
4. Sustainability and sustainable development.
5. CSR in smaller enterprises.
1. Overview and theories of corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainability (CSR).
2. Understanding CSR from a multi-stakeholder perspective.
3. The significance of ethics in the business world.
4. Sustainability and sustainable development.
5. CSR in smaller enterprises.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Reflection 1 hour per task 20 N Individual
Portfolio a. 500 words each b. 1 hour each 80 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Bankstown

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Subject Contact Bader Mehdi Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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