Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility

After the course students will be familiar with globalization and corporate (social) responsibility, as well as the Millennium and the Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs and SDGs) of UN. Students will understand their contents and the kind of possibilities and challenges they set for companies.

5 ECTS Credits — Studies start 15 March 2021 — University of Turku

Course dates

15 March 2021 – 30 June 2021

Registration period

1 February 2021 – 28 February 2021

Coordinating university

University of Turku

Instructors

Jarmo Nikander
Ayu Pratiwi

Credits

5 ECTS

Course level

General

Course Dates: 15.03.2021-30.06.2021
Registration Dates: 01.02.2021-28.02.2021
Coordinating University: University of Turku
Coordinators: Ayu Pratiwi, , Jarmo Nikander,
Credits: 5 ECTS

Course summary

Corporate (social) responsibility is the main framework for companies to respond to the global challenges and uneven development. On this course much emphasis will be put on developing countries.

See further information on this UTU syllabus.

Learning outcomes

After the course students will be familiar with globalization and corporate (social) responsibility, as well as the Millennium and the Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs and SDGs) of UN. Students will understand their contents and the kind of possibilities and challenges they set for companies.

Learning methods

The course is held in English and consists of discussions in forum and written assignments. Individual assignments can also be done in Finnish.

Study materials

  • Geographies of Development. An Introduction to Development Studies. 3rd ed., Harlow, Pearson Education Limited, Potter, Binns, Elliot, Smith (2008), 978-0-13-222823-7.
  • A collection of articles

Assessment

Grade 0-5. The course grade is given based on the final report on a scale 0-5. The literature and lecture assignments are not graded individually but they are obligatory.

Additional information

The course is recommended to those in their 2nd or 3rd year of study.

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