BUSM 2004 Business, Society and Policy

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200158

Coordinator Qiuyan Fan Opens in new window

Description Business organisations influence and evolve through ongoing social, political and technological change. Taking the perspective that businesses both affect and are affected by government and society, the unit examines the complexities of interactions between three sectors: business, society and government. The unit emphasises the social responsibility of business. The different ideologies used to legitimise the actions of business, the responses from society and the role of government (local, transnational and global) in regulating interactions, are critically evaluated.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects BUSM 2003 - Business Society and Policy (UWSC)

Restrictions Successful completion of 30 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the social and environmental impacts of business practices in national, transnational, cosmopolitan and global contexts;
  2. Reflect on the links between personal experiences and social and environmental sustainability issues emerging from interactions between business, society and government;
  3. Apply concepts from a range of theories and models to analyse interactions between business, society and government;
  4. Identify and critique the ideologies used to justify the actions of business, government and society;
  5. Explain the importance of business ethics and social responsibility for social and environmental sustainability;
  6. Analyse social and environmental sustainability issues emerging from business activities in the context of economic, social and technological change and global interconnectedness.

Subject Content

- business, society and government as A complex, self-organising, dynamic and evolving system
- Complexity as A lens through which to make Sense of The interrelatedness and coevolution of business, society and government
- Understanding society
- sociological and Ethical reasoning about business Activities
- The development of capitalism from colonialism to A globally networked society
- Network based communication and Global Governance
- Stakeholder management theories
- Transnationalisation, cosmopolitanisation, globalisation and business responsibility
- ideological Models of economic regulations and social and business policies
- introduction to social inquiry
- businesses and environmental and social responsibility

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
Critical review 1000 words 30 N Individual
Case study 2500 words 30 N Group
Report 2000 words 40 N Individual

WSU Online Trimester 1 Online

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
Critical review 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Case study 1,500 words 30 N Individual
Report 2,000 words 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Business, society and policy 200158: customised book of readings, 3rd edn, Pearson Education, Australia.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

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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Campbelltown

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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Online

Online

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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

Evening

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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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Subject Contact Qiuyan Fan 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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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

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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

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Helen Lambourne 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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Sydney City

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Subject Contact Daniel Townsend 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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