MGMT333-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Managing Corporate Responsibility

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

In pursuing the ethical basis for business policy and practice, we will look at changing notions of corporate performance. Participants will address such issues as: What is success in business? What good does business do and how does it do it? What are major causes of the breakdown of business ethics? We will also study the practice of business ethics, with the aim to expand capacity for moral inquiry, dialogue, and decision making in ways that will be useful in your professional and civic lives.

This course considers the roles of organisations and individuals in business and society. The notion that corporations are simply wealth creating organisations, with little social and ethical responsibility to the broader public and the physical environment, is no longer acceptable. Communities command that corporations go beyond their economic brief to provide surplus resources in the form of philanthropy and other social initiatives. In this course we examine how corporations and businesses are attempting to balance the pursuit of profits and good corporate citizenship as stakeholder expectations accelerate the need to better understand the role of corporations in society.

Workload
The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT333 is:

Activities Hours
Lectures 12
Workshop activities 12
Individual assignment 27
Final test 3
Final Test preparation 24
Lecture and workshop preparation 72
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are:
    LO.1 Analyse the impact of the capitalist context for corporate responsibility.
    LO.2 Understand personal and organisational factors that enhance and diminish ethical decision-making and corporate responsibility.
    LO.3 Apply ethical and multi-stakeholder frameworks to decision-making.
    LO.4 Apply ethical understanding to real world cases.
    LO.5 Explore the possibility of working for or setting up ‘business for good’ opportunities through the study of exemplary businesses.

    Graduate Attributes
    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

  • Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
  • Employable, innovative and enterprising
  • Biculturally competent and confident
  • Engaged with community
  • Globally aware

    Learning Objectives, BCom
  • Students have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.
  • Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.
  • Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications.
  • Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
  • Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

    For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

(1) MGMT230; and (2) Any 30 points at 200-level or
above  RP: Other essay-based courses

Recommended Preparation

Other essay-based courses

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT333-21S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Workshops for MGMT333-21S1 are NOT recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Matt Scobie

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Workshop activities 20% Workshop activities
Individual Assignment 40% Individual Assignment
Final Test 40% Final Test


Assessment 1: Workshop activities will revolve around group discussions and participation. Attendance and preparation for workshops will be required to achieve these grades, unless a sound reason is given for non-attendance. In this case students will be expected to submit their responses to activities individually via Learn.

Assessment 2: In this assignment you will conduct a stakeholder analysis for a NZ-based organisation of your choosing and make recommendations for the organisation to meet their responsibilities to these stakeholders. More details will be given in class.

Assessment 3: The final assessment will be open book and consist of a mid of short answer and essay based questions. The exam will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in the course. More details will be given in class.

Textbooks / Resources

Readings will be provided via the course Learn site.

Notes

Class Representative
A class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.

Departmental Academic Policies
A summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the following:
• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744
General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtml

Dishonest Practice
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

All MGMT333 Occurrences

  • MGMT333-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021