5 ETCS | 135 hours
Language of instruction
University of Derby
Cristian Burr Raty
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Students allowed to take modules at home institution
30 – 60
17 April – 19 May 2023
weekly sessions 2 hours a week
Tueasday 10 AM – 12 AM (Zoom, Digicampus)
Final Exam: 26 May 2023
Course information and Implementation information
This module aims to provide you with knowledge of the responsible leadership including exploring concepts of ethics, global social responsibility, and creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value for organisations and corporations.
Human rights, global warming, corruption, labour rights, fair competition and community wellbeing all come under a list of potential subjects/ issues/ causes to be addressed by responsible management. These can be grouped into three main background domains; Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics.
The module considers the different actors, drivers and inhibitors of responsible management and explores the philosophical and theoretical issues associated with the field.
- Evaluate the increasing importance of responsible leadership and understand the concepts of ethics and global social responsibility in today’s organisations.
- Define sustainability, sustainable development and the triple bottom line
- Develop an understanding of the main background domains of responsible management (sustainability, responsibility and ethics)
- Analyse the subjects, actors and drivers of a company’s responsible management activities
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
- Responsible leadership and management
- Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement
- Poverty and world resources
- The global supply chain and sustainability
- Ethical Leadership
- Sustainability and Ethics
- Being a sustainable citizen
- Triple Bottom Line
- Circular Economy
All study materials, readings, guidance, and handbooks on this programme are available in an online format. The learning and teaching methods predominantly used are as follows:
- Self-paced, online study and research.
- Discussion boards, enabling students to work on unit activities, to discuss a particular topic with fellow students and tutors, and to communicate with each other on aspects of the study materials and share experiences related to the module topic.
- Live sessions delivered by a module tutor; delivered and recorded for each module.
- Pre-recorded videos delivered by members of the academic team, available for you to watch at any time.
- Industry specialists, Alumni and Professional body representatives provide insight into the sector trends via guest lectures and informing the assessment design.
Each module will incorporate the core elements of relevant and structured content, a rich variety of activities, and timely and focussed feedback in order to help students to get the most out of their studies.
A common approach is for regular activities to be set based on the content of an online unit and then students are provided with the opportunity to work on those activities in online discussions with peers.
Course material (including recommended or required reading)
- Principles of Responsible Management – Conway and Laasch
- Case studies in sustainability management and strategy : the oikos collection – Hamschmidt
- Green Marketing – Charter
Assessment methods and criteria
Division of contents
Unit Distribution for Learning Outcomes
|1||Team||Evaluate the increasing importance of responsible leadership and understand the concepts of ethics and global social responsibility in today’s organisations.||20 %|
|2||Define sustainability, sustainable development and the triple bottom line||40 %|
|4||Develop an understanding of the main background domains of responsible management (sustainability, responsibility and ethics)||20 %|
|5||Analyse the subjects, actors and drivers of a company’s responsible management activities||20 %|
Assessment methods and criteria:
Group work, to create and present a 15 minute video that explores the extent to which an international organisation of your choice exhibits responsible management behaviour.
Descriptive criteria will be supplied to students prior to due dates.
The course is offered within the Erasmus funded VERSATILE project. The course is open to second, third- and fourth-year students at the participating universities.
- Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
- University of Derby (UK)
- Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
- Masaryk University (Czech Republic)