- Code BUSN6017
- 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, Commerce, Management
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), with an emphasis on accountability for, and reporting of, the social and environmental effects of a corporation’s economic actions to stakeholders. CSR extends the corporation’s accountability beyond financial disclosures to shareholders and is predicated on the assumption that corporations have social and environmental responsibilities that are much broader than generating shareholder wealth.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- appraise the socio-economic context and roles of corporations in the context of sustainability and social justice
- synthesise the relevance of stakeholders in corporations and concepts of corporate responsibility, accountability and reporting
- critically apply developments and practices in corporate social responsibility, accountability and reporting
- analyse regulatory and voluntary action in corporate social responsibility, accountability and reporting
- Typical 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. (100) [LO null]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the academic requirements. This will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
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