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BSNS111 Business and Society

Introduction to the business environment of New Zealand, including important defining characteristics, social and environmental implications of business decisions, and an appreciation of bi- and multi-cultural frameworks as they affect business.

Paper title Business and Society
Paper code BSNS111
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $846.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.10

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Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Lincoln Wood (Management)

To be advised (Marketing)

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Be able to identify and apply concepts that help to characterise the environment in which businesses operate and to understand the assumptions implicit in these concepts
  • Understand the interdependence between different parts of the business ecosystem
  • Be able to discuss the relevance of the MÄori worldview and the bicultural framework of the NZ business environment
  • Be able to debate the social and environmental implications of business decisions nationally and internationally
  • Understand the relevance of the student's own values to their relationships with other stakeholders in the business environment

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-16, 18-22
AND
B1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A2 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A3 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A4 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A5 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A6 Wednesday 17:00-18:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A7 Thursday 12:00-13:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A8 Thursday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A9 Thursday 15:00-16:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A10 Friday 11:00-12:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A11 Friday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A12 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A13 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22
A14 Friday 10:00-11:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-22

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
B1 Friday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 15:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A3 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
A4 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
A6 Wednesday 17:00-18:50 29-34, 36-41
A7 Thursday 14:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A8 Thursday 15:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A9 Friday 14:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A10 Friday 15:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41

Introduction to the business environment of New Zealand, including important defining characteristics, social and environmental implications of business decisions, and an appreciation of bi- and multi-cultural frameworks as they affect business.

The aim is to help the student identify what ‘is hiding in plain sight’ and assess how his or her own values impact on his or her perception of businesses’ relationship with society.

Paper title Business and Society
Paper code BSNS111
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Lincoln Wood (Management)

To be advised (Marketing)

Textbooks

We will be using the Cengage Mindtap platform for the following text:
Carroll, A. B., Brown, J., & Buchholtz, A. K. (2018). Business & society: Ethics, sustainability & stakeholder management (10th Edition). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the paper, you should be able to:

  • Identify and apply concepts to characterise the business, government, and society relationships and to understand the interdependence between these.
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions implicit in business, government, and society relationships.
  • Evaluate the relevance of the Māori worldview in the New Zealand business, government, and society relationships.
  • Evaluate the social and/or environmental implications of business decisions.
  • Identify your values and then evaluate how your values influence your perception of business, government, and society relationships.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17, 19-22
AND
B1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A2 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A3 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A4 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A5 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A6 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A7 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A8 Wednesday 17:00-18:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A9 Thursday 12:00-13:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A10 Thursday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A11 Thursday 15:00-16:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A12 Friday 10:00-11:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A13 Friday 11:00-12:50 10-12, 14, 17-22
A14 Friday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14, 17-22

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
B1 Friday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 15:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A3 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
A4 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
A6 Wednesday 17:00-18:50 29-34, 36-41
A7 Thursday 14:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A8 Thursday 15:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A9 Friday 14:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A10 Friday 15:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41