Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – the nature of the relationship between corporates, governments and communities has become increasingly significant as all parties become aware of the potential positive (or negative) impacts of businesses on the world beyond their immediate and obvious activities.
This MSc is designed to enable students to apply ways of thinking about CSR to local and global industries such as telecoms, finance, commodities trading and the extractive industries. Incorporating the study of a diverse array of local to global factors, the course assists students in grasping the complexities of the contemporary issues and challenges facing a variety of sectors and their role in development alongside governments and third sector organisations.
You will learn how to:
The course offers student two exit routes:
MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (with Energy); or MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (with Sustainable Development)
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Degree: Master of Science (two years) with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management
Teaching language: English
The Master’s programme Industrial engineering and management provides knowledge in industrial management through a multi-disciplinary approach, giving you the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner.
Core courses in project management and organisation, management systems and sustainability, production planning and control, and quality management will help put your engineering skills in an industrial management context. After the first term, you will follow one of two profiles: Operations Management or Environmental Innovation Management.
The Operations Management profile deals with operations management issues in the manufacturing and service industries, providing approaches for creating and sustaining effective organisations. A central idea is how to improve processes to provide maximum consumer benefits through the best use of available resources. You will gain insight into technological trends and explore financial and engineering consequences of operational decisions. Quality is another important module, which introduces the concepts of lean production and the Six Sigma methodology. For the closing project course (12 ECTS), you will apply your knowledge by solving real-life production management problems.
The Environmental Innovation Management profile focuses on the development and commercialisation of resource-efficient products and sustainable solutions, looking at innovation in major corporations as well as entrepreneurial start-ups. In the final Innovation and Entrepreneurship project course (12 ECTS), you will learn how to tackle challenges associated with innovative activities.
In addition to profile-specific courses, the programme contains mandatory courses in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and science and research methodology, to prepare you for the work in preparing a master’s thesis. The thesis is usually written with another student and in close collaboration with a company. This may be a small local company or a global industrial corporation such as Ericsson or Scania.
Taught courses are characterised by a close relationship between teachers and students, with smaller classes and lively group discussions. Courses are assessed through written exams and hand-in assignments, and through group-based project work.
Linköping University is a Swedish pioneer in management education and has a strong tradition of industrial engineering, going back to the early years of the university in the 1970s. Thanks to our experienced and qualified teachers, you can be assured of reaching success. You will find a warm welcoming environment and a vibrant student community. Furthermore, as is always the case with Linköping University, there is a strong industry presence, with guest lectures from prominent representatives and cases based on real-world examples.
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This course offers a critical examination of the academic theories and contemporary professional practices that shape the profession in the 21st century.
The course will focus on the design and planning of organisational change campaigns, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and rhetorical and non-rhetorical responses and tactics to tackle issues and crises. Students will be equipped with the tools and skills needed to address different stakeholders and to approach any challenge from a strategic perspective.
Also the course programme is taught by professionals with extensive experience in different areas of the industry and its content has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). This certifies that our students will have the opportunity to learn up to date techniques that are relevant to the current workplace, whether their prospective or current posts involve practicing at a local, national or an international level.
Typical core modules include:
How will I be assessed?
Case studies and essays.
You will study PR from a range of different perspectives, considering the impact of PR on society and the media. You will also learn the techniques and practices of public relations that contribute to the evolution of PR as a management discipline.
Our teaching staff comes from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. They have had considerable experience of working in PR and other media sectors of the industry. Close contact with the industry enables staff to invite guest speakers and visiting lectures who are involved in various aspects of the industry in the UK and abroad.
This course is not only recognised by the CIPR but our institution is also a partner university of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). Therefore students from recognised courses or partner universities can become members of these professional bodies after paying a fee. While studying at Wolverhampton students may enjoy discounts on training activities, have free access to some instruction materials (available online) and other resources.
"I found the course interesting. It was a big challenge and a great experience. It encouraged me to discover new ideas that I did not realise were of interest to me. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in combining ideas from fields such as business, communication and journalism."
There are two distinct areas of practice: in-house, working for an organisation, or working at an agency, where you will be advising a range of clients.
Public relations practitioners are responsible for: internal communications, media relations, public affairs/lobbying, community relations, corporate social responsibility, investor relations or financial public relations. They also manage issues, crisis and business-to-business relations.
Graduates may go on to assist human resources departments, activist organisations or public sector institutions with social change/social marketing campaigns.
At the end of this course you will be able to: