Course Title: Global Corporate Responsibility

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Corporate Responsibility

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4687

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

BUSM4690

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22,
Offsh3 22

BUSM4692

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022

BUSM4718

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2019,
Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet2 2022

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4691

Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22019 (CB3)

BUSM4691

Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22020 (CB3)

BUSM4691

Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22021 (CB3),

OFFSe22021 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Kate Grosser (Melbourne) ; Dr Maria Beamond (SIM,Vietnam,SUIBE)

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99251311; +61 3 9925 3677

Course Coordinator Email: kate.grosser@rmit.edu.au; maria.beamond@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B080 F08 R080 (Kate);B8 0F09 R58 (Maria)

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

While there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, students are reminded that this is an intermediate level course. It is designated as a second year (mid-degree) subject in the Bachelor of Business (International Business). This course is deemed unsuitable for students who have less than 96 credit points (1 years worth) of previous HE study experience. If you are a ‘first-year’ student, please delay your enrolment into this course until you have entered your second year. If you have any questions or doubts about whether you should enrol or not in this course, please contact the course coordinator.


Course Description

This course introduces you to contemporary corporate social responsibility (CSR) theories and practice in a global context, and the implications for business managers and for society. In the last 30 years the growing power and influence of corporations, and a series of corporate scandals and financial crises, have highlighted the challenges associated with corporate social and environmental responsibility and accountability for leaders and communities across the globe. Employers are increasingly looking for staff who can address such issues innovatively, proactively and effectively across all business functions. In this course you will learn how to take social and environmental issues into account in core international business models and strategy, and how to work with a range of stakeholders to improve outcomes for society throughout the value chains of global business. You will be exposed to new ways of understanding and governing the relationship between business and society. Activities and assignments are designed to facilitate theory application and peer learning in a friendly, open atmosphere.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Articulate the core characteristics of responsible business management in a global context.

CLO2: Demonstrate knowledge of the complexities of global corporate responsibility.

CLO3: Identify the key stakeholders in global business operations and have some appreciation of the different perspectives they embody.

CLO4: Propose a variety of ways to engage with, and address the interests of, global business stakeholders.

CLO5: Develop independent and critical research skills to synthesise theoretical and empirical knowledge for managing global business responsibly.

CLO6: Critically analyse the role of governments, business and civil society actors in the governance of business - society relations.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be encouraged to act as an active learner and engage in a variety of learning activities including, but not limited to: reading; watching multi-media materials; discussing/debating ideas; analysing case studies; conducting research; problem solving; working in a team; giving presentations; and reflecting on your own learning.

This course is offered at multiple locations employing different learning modes. This means that the nature of the learning activities may vary depending on where you are enrolled. You may participate in face to face lectures, workshops, seminars, online discussions and collaborative activities. 

To develop and test your professional problem solving capability you will be undertaking projects negotiated with industry or community organisations and benefit from representatives’ briefing and feedback on your work.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 


Overview of Assessment

For students commencing before 18 July 2022: 

Assessment 1: 20%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 5

Assessment 2: 30%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment 3: 50%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.