Business and Society

ORG20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 contact hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

Results:
14 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

Census:
15 Apr 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
9 Mar 20 - 7 Jun 20

Results:
30 Jun 20

Last self enrolment:
22 Mar 20

Census:
3 Apr 20

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Apr 20

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Dec 20


Aims and objectives

This unit challenges students to identify and evaluate major socio-economic issues, the role of various stakeholders, and the potential for business solutions that can drive sustainable development and innovation. A major focus is on gaining a critical appreciation of stakeholder theory, and understanding how this theory frames integrative thinking, across disciplines. It will also cover two important areas that stakeholder theory has helped to shape and define: business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1 Research and demonstrate an awareness of important issues and trends highlighting the business-society interface.
 
2 Explore the nature of business and economic processes using social analysis and considering the stakeholder perspectives and priorities.
 
3 Work individually and collaboratively to produce well-reasoned and evidenced arguments that address major societal issues from the perspective of diverse stakeholder interests.
 
4 Explore and critique contemporary, cross-cultural and cross-functional initiatives.