- Code BUSN3017
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 UGRD
- Dr Sarah Adams
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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:
- the socio-economic context and roles of corporations;
- the relevance of stakeholders in corporations and concepts of corporate responsibility, accountability and reporting;
- developments and practices in corporate social responsibility, accountability and reporting;
- 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.
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Indicative AssessmentTypical assessment may include, but is not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s) as appropriate to assess the learning outcomes of the course.
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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
There are no prescribed textbooks for this course. Notes and prescribed readings will be made available via the course website.
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- 6 units
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