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MN4227   Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module provides an introduction to and analysis of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, the meaning, tensions and conflicts that social responsibility entails and the role that accountability can play in the discharge of responsibility in a democracy. The module will examine the theory and practice of social, environmental and sustainability reporting as a manifestation of social and environmental accountability and explore and assess current experiences with that reporting. The module will examine the practical and political constraints on the development of substantive social, environmental and sustainability reporting and explore different ways in which the discharge of social accountability might be achieved.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass MN2001 and pass MN2002 ) or pass SD2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 11 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 170

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: An alternative project of up to 3,000 words = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof Ferguson