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BDBA907 Socially Responsible Business

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An examination of business principles and practices with a strong focus on attributes such as ethics, social awareness, responsibility and sustainability.

Socially Responsible Business is a response to new and emerging social, ethical and environmental challenges in an increasingly connected world. The concept of social responsibility has become an important factor in how organisations are perceived by the wider public. The decisions and actions of businesses are available internationally for public scrutiny through the media and social networking sites on the Internet. We will examine the arguments for and against businesses venturing from their primary goal and look at the challenges, as well as examples of success stories. Since businesses don't steer themselves, our journey begins by first looking at responsible leadership and individuals that see themselves as change agents for good within their organisations.

Paper title Socially Responsible Business
Paper code BDBA907
Subject Doctor of Business Administration
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (8 March 2021 - 30 April 2021) (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (8 March 2021 - 30 April 2021) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (18 October 2021 - 11 December 2021) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (18 October 2021 - 11 December 2021) (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,380.11
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,177.04

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Limited to
DBA
Notes
This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component.
Contact
otago-dba@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Tracie Leckie

Paper Structure
During the course of the paper you will focus on learning the theoretical and practical components of ethically responsible leadership - increasing your self-awareness of your own values, strengths and weaknesses - and on developing skills for working in teams across diverse situations. You will get to explore the myriad of ways that social responsibility is enacted in a variety of businesses, settings and countries.
Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught through on-campus workshops, online seminars and through Blackboard.

Textbooks
Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  1. A deeper understanding of your own areas of strength, self-identified societal issues of concern, ethical values and parameters to enable you to practise ethical and socially responsible leadership with increased confidence and effectiveness
  2. A highly developed understanding of - and respect for - ethics, social responsibility and sustainability
  3. A highly developed understanding of the theoretical and practical implications of business decision making in the context of social responsibility
  4. A deeper understanding of intercultural practices - including variations of social responsibility across the globe - how your behaviour affects others from a variety of cultures and how to increase your cultural safety
  5. A highly developed ability to present ideas logically and persuasively to a wide audience using both written and oral means

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (8 March 2021 - 30 April 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 18
Thursday 09:00-16:50 18
Friday 09:00-16:50 18

1st Non standard period (8 March 2021 - 30 April 2021)

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

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-16:50 18
Thursday 09:00-16:50 18
Friday 09:00-16:50 18

2nd Non standard period (18 October 2021 - 11 December 2021)

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

2nd Non standard period (18 October 2021 - 11 December 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard