• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Accounting
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Colleen Hayes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course BUSN7017
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course introduces students to the roles of corporations in society and their accountability, accounting and reporting issues in the context of sustainability and social justice. It examines issues in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), emphasising accountability for, and reporting of, the social and environmental effects of a corporation's economic actions to stakeholders. This extends the corporation's accountability beyond financial disclosures to shareholders and is predicated on the assumption that corporations have social responsibilities that are much broader than generating shareholder wealth.

Learning Outcomes

This course provides students with an appreciation of the broader issues of corporate performance and disclosure in the context of sustainability and social justice, and the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of:

  1. the socio-economic context and roles of corporations;
  2. the relevance of stakeholders in corporations and concepts of corporate responsibility, accountability and reporting;
  3. developments and practices in corporate social responsibility, accountability and reporting;
  4. regulatory and voluntary action in corporate social responsibility, accountability and reporting.

The specific learning outcomes identified at the commencement of the lecture material for each of the topics are an integral part of the course/above broad learning outcomes.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Assignment 1 15%
  • Assignment 2 20%
  • Tutorial Preparation and Participation 10%
  • Final Exam 55%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 72 units

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks for this course. Notes and prescribed readings will be made available via the course website.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7629 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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