Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Management - BUSN9085

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 7 15 (7.5) May Seitanidi checkmark-circle


Explore the significance of aligning right and wrong with the evolving societal understanding of social issues. By studying socially responsible management you'll make sense of societal changes and what it means for you and your future in business. Learn how to apply key concepts, theories and frameworks related to social responsibility in different contexts. You’ll study in-depth case studies and ethical dilemmas and learn to critically assess the suitability of business responses to the environmental, social and economic challenges of sustainable development. Individual and group reflection, collaborative assessment, in-class discussions and group presentations improve your ability to become reflective practitioners and enhance your contribution to society.


Contact hours

Private Study: 114
Contact Hours: 36
Total: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Group Narrative coursework (1,500 words) (30%)
Individual Report (2,000 words) (70%)

Re-assessment methods:
100% coursework

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Critically analyse the concept and key elements of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Management, its role in strategic decision making and its links to the broader issues of innovation, creation and growth of new ventures, sustainable organisational performance.
- Systematically apply a range of tools and frameworks to assess the design, implementation and management of CSR in organisations to develop requisite knowledge and practical skills needed for the current global business environment.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of theories of leadership, change management and ethical and responsible approaches to people management needed for the implementation and evaluation of CSR in contemporary organisations.
- Demonstrate critical awareness of the wider issues of CSR and Business Ethics and engage with complex sustainability related business issues that affect key stakeholders and are needed by ethical and responsible business managers.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Critically analyse complex issues systematically and creatively.
- Comprehensively understand and self-manage work in a complex and interdisciplinary context.
- Plan and implement solutions that can deliver actionable results to tackle and solve problems.
- Learn through reflection and to develop new skills to a high level.
- Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and/or using a variety of methods


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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