- Code BUSN7017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Accounting
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce, Management
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Isabel Wang
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2023
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- appraise the socio-economic context in relation to corporate sustainability performance and disclosure;
- evaluate the roles of corporations in the context of sustainability, corporate responsibility 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.
See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.
- Research project. (55) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Combination of class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s). (45) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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, 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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