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|
|Subject||Doctor of Business Administration|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (13 March 2023 - 5 May 2023)
1st Non standard period (13 March 2023 - 5 May 2023) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (23 October 2023 - 15 December 2023) (Distance learning)
2nd Non standard period (23 October 2023 - 15 December 2023) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,442.12|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
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- This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component.
- Teaching staff
- 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
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.
This paper is taught through on-campus workshops, online seminars and through Blackboard.
- 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
- 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.
- A highly developed understanding of - and respect for - ethics, social responsibility and sustainability.
- A highly developed understanding of the theoretical and practical implications of business decision making in the context of social responsibility.
- 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.
- A highly developed ability to present ideas logically and persuasively to a wide audience using both written and oral means.