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Responsible Business Management

Responsible Business Management

Code: SMB2RB007
Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing:
Language: English
Level: Professional studies
Type: Compulsory

Prerequisites
None

Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student will acknowledge the key components of responsible business management and the key factors influencing the responsibility within the business. Furthermore the student will gain understanding of the necessity of the responsible business management for the profitability of an organization. After completing the course, the student will possess the ability to evaluate own actions, and professional persona in comparison to responsible business management standards.

Course contents
•  Introduction to responsible business management
•  The concept of Creating Shared Value
•  Integrating environment and human resources into corporate strategy
•  Communicating responsibility
•  Living and leading responsible business
•  The best CSR programs

Cooperation with the business community and other organisations
The course includes hospitality industry related assignments.

International
Responsibility as concept is a global challenge which means that the point of view during the course will be international.

Teaching and learning methods
It is possible to complete the course based on classroom learning or part time learning:

a) Classroom learning:
Lectures and Examination 32 h
Self-studies 48 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

b) Part Time Learning:
Lectures and Examination 24 h
Self-studies 56 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

c) Online Learning
Self-study assignments 80h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL  (in Finnish AHOT)
The required skills and competences can be demonstrated by a skills examination.

Teacher/s with the main responsibility for the course
Pasi Tuominen
Mia Tarhanen

Course materials
Porter, M. & Kramer, M.R. (2011). Creating Shared Value: How to reinvent capitalism – and unleash a wave of innovation and growth. Harward Business Review
Republic of everyone (2012). The Hero’s Handbook: The how-to-guide to becoming a hero brand.

Assessment
• Project work (case studies) 
• The best CSR programs presentation
or
• Self-study assignments

The student will pass the course by completing the previously stated course elements.

Assessment criteria

Grade 1
• Portrays the knowledge of responsible business management.
• Shows capabilities of using the terminology of responsible business management and creating shared value
• Is able to present (oral or written) the key aspects of responsible business management.

Grade 3
• Portrays the knowledge of responsible business management.
• Shows capabilities of using the terminology of responsible business management and creating shared value
• Is able to present (oral or written) the key aspects of responsible business management.
• Express the knowledge of the possibilities for organisations in advancing the responsible business management.
• Provides feedback with arguments.

Grade 5
• Portrays profound knowledge of responsible business management.
• Shows advanced capabilities of using the terminology of responsible business management and creating shared value
• Is able to fluently present (oral or written) the key aspects of responsible business management.
• Express the knowledge of the possibilities for organisations in advancing the responsible business management.
• Provides feedback with arguments