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Responsible Business and Sharing Economy

Responsible Business and Sharing Economy

Code: STR4HM104
Scope: 5 ECTS (135 h)
Timing: 1st, 2nd or 3rd semester
Language: English
Curriculum: Master Curriculum

Starting level and linkage with other courses

No prerequisites.

Replacements

No replacements.

Learning objectives and assessment

After completing the course, the student is able to:

  • apply the key concepts of a responsible business and sharing economy in her/his thinking and reasoning
  • recognise business opportunities related to strategic responsibility and the creation of common value
  • analyse the purpose of an organisation’s stakeholders and their role in responsible business and in creating shared value
  • describe and assess business and management from the viewpoint of stakeholder thinking and responsible business
  • acknowledge responsibility and value questions in strategy work
  • produce critical thinking and problem solving in a changing operational environment

Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1, 3 and 5.

Grade 1
The student is able to define the key concepts of a responsible business and sharing economy. S/he recognises the main stakeholders and their purpose in a responsible business. S/he can describe business and management from the viewpoint of responsible business and stakeholder thinking.

Grade 3
In addition to the competences in grade 1, the student can apply the key concepts of a responsible business and sharing economy in her/his thinking and reasoning. S/he can utilise the models of stakeholder analysis and dialogue. S/he is able to acknowledge responsibility and value questions in strategy work.

Grade 5
In addition to the competences in grades 1 and 3, the student can analyse the purpose of an organisation’s stakeholders and their role in responsible business and in creating shared value. S/he develops business and management from the viewpoints of stakeholder thinking and responsible business. S/he is able to think critically and solve problems in a changing operational environment.

Course content

  • Responsible business and sustainable development
  • Effects of a sharing economy on business and customer behaviour
  • Strategic responsibility and creation of shared value
  • Stakeholder analysis and stakeholder dialogue
  • Responsibility communication and reporting
  • Development of a responsible organisation culture

Learning methods

Depending on the implementation, learning takes place in contact lessons, as independent studies, teamwork and/or online-studies. The course includes the assessment of one’s own learning.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show their competence via a demonstration and thus progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community

The studies and learning assignments seek to mirror everyday business in corporations and other organisations. The learning sessions may include guest lectures, visits and/or real-life cases to be solved. Students apply their learning within their current work environment.

International dimension

Depending on the implementation, student backgrounds and work environments will bring an international perspective to the course. Internationality can also be present through case studies, books, articles and assignments.

Teachers

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