|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide a critical understanding of ethics, standards that corporate organisations have to consider when developing and expanding business. To explore the organizational development implications in accounting for the wider sustainable development challenge.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
The nature of ethics; values, principles; standards and virtues; ethical codes and considerations relating to organisations and leadership; environmental, financial and social responsibilities; governance and accountability; development; strategic responsibility; globalisation; regional variations. To move beyond the ‘triple-bottom line’ rhetoric and espoused culture of many organizations who are portraying their activities and themselves as socially responsible, responsive and sustainable and unmask their culture in practice from multiple stakeholder perspectives. By taking a multi-discsiplinary organizational development perspective this module endeavours to offer a new way of looking at sustainable development in organizations, which moves beyond the greenwashing and hijacking hegemonic tools of PR, techno, incremental, self-satisfied fixes of recent instititional carbon reduction strategies.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
Module is delivered in taught mode by lectures and seminars, case studies and interactive group work and directed self−study. The module is also taught in distance learning mode by on−line learning materials, seminars, tutorial support, discussion forums and directed self study.
Assessment will comprise one integrative piece of coursework (e.g. report, portfolio, essay).