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.
What's truly unique about this course is its focus on helping you identify what's hiding in plain sight. By examining your own values and perceptions, you'll be able to assess how they impact your understanding of businesses' relationship with society.
|Paper title||Business and Society|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$912.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Schedule C
- More information link
- View more information on the Otago Business School's website
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinators: To be advised (Management & Marketing).
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
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will be essential for success in any field.
- Gain a deeper understanding of how businesses can operate in a socially responsible and sustainable way.
- Identify and apply key concepts to characterise the complex relationships between businesses, government, and society, and understand the interdependence between these.
- Gain an understanding of the assumptions that underpin these relationships and critically evaluate their relevance in our changing world.
- Explore the role of the Māori worldview in shaping Aotearoa New Zealand's business, government, and society relationships, and understand the importance of cultural diversity in our society.
- Analyse the social and environmental implications of business decisions, and develop an understanding of the ethical considerations that are involved in these decisions.
- Reflect on your own values and critically evaluate how they influence your perception of business, government, and society relationships.