Extent: 5 ECTS
Timing: Semester **
Language: English with possibility to complete assignments in Finnish for Finnish speaking students.
Level: Elective studies
The course is designed to equip the student with a well-rounded basic understanding of what is corporate responsibility, how it manifests in organisations and what are the key tasks to be considered in successful corporate sustainability initiatives.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student understands the notion of doing well by doing good and can skillfully assess the appropriateness of CSR activities to the company.
The course will cover diverse topics, such as
Cooperation with the business community
The course is implemented totally on-line. The required tasks can always be applied to a company, if the student has such company available. Otherwise, there is no practical cooperation with the business community.
Learning and teaching methods
The course is divided into 6 sections; each designed for a specific topic. Each section has 1-2 tasks and is evaluated separately. Optimal timing is to complete the course within one semester; i.e. roughly 16 weeks. All tasks can be done either in English or Finnish.
Independent work on-line: 140 hours
Accreditation of prior learning (APL, in Finnish AHOT)
Accreditation of prior learning is observed on the course according to separate instructions
Teachers with main responsibility for the course
Minna-Maari Harmaala, Pasila
All materials are available on-line and recommended reading and other reference materials are available on-line.
Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
Each section and exam is worth 14% of the final grade.
Assessments can be followed in Moodle.
All tasks must be completed with at least grade 1.