Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.01.2019 - 28.02.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Online course. For more information please visit

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
-    define and apply key concepts and perspectives regarding CSR
-    identify relevant issues and analyze the challenges related to corporate responsibility in selected industries
-    describe the role of CSR in business and in relation to wider international political and economic relations
-    describe the different aspects through which organizational practices can be CSR oriented
-    apply key concepts of CSR in their daily work

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Definitions and historical roots
-    Historical roots – sustainable development
-    Definitions of CSR
-    Why CSR matters – the business case
-    Stakeholder salience
Regulatory aspects
-    Political CSR
-    CSPs and CSR
-    MSIs and CSR
-    CSR and human rights
-    CSR – minimum wage and living wage
Human resource, supply and consumption
-    HRM and CSR
-    CSR and supply chain
-    CSR and sustainable consumption
Relational aspects
-    CSR and communication
-    CSR and corruption
-    CSR and leadership
CSR and responsible investment

This course is taught in English.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course has individual and group assignments.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The grade is composed of:
-    Quizzes (30%)
-    Two short reflections (each 15%/total 30%)
-    Case analysis: Final assignment (40%)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The link to primary reading materials will be provided on the learning platform.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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