This course explores how businesses use CSR to approach issues such as sustainable development. You will explore CSR in the context of international business, its strategic role in modern international companies and develop a deeper understanding of its potential impact on economic indicators. •Global business school The diverse nature of the staff and student cohort means you will experience and benefit from a truly international learning environment allowing you to identify new opportunities in a range of contexts •Apply theory in an international context By embracing two different business approaches, you will gain the ability to identify and exploit opportunities to launch and grow businesses in an international setting thereby enhancing your employability •Tailor your course depending on your interests This course offers a carefully selected relevant range of optional modules allowing you to tailor the course to your career aspirations, be that launching a small business or growing an established company •Excellent student experience Enjoy trips to multi-national companies such as Mini (BMW) which will allow you to apply and understand theory in industry.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and e-learning packages. You will also benefit from exciting guest lectures and visits to companies such as Mini (BMW). Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams. In addition, a particular feature of the course will be to take part in a state-of-the-art, computer driven business simulation exercise, which will integrate many aspects of your learning and development.
•Accounting for Managers •Critical Management in a Global Context •Corporate Social Responsibility •Research Methods •International Strategic Management, Markets and Resources •People Management and Organisation •Work/Community-based Reflective Live Case Study
You will also select one elective module which might include: •Globalisation •International Marketing and Ethics •International Finance •International HRM •Corporate Governance •Contemporary Business Model Generation •The Social and Sustainable Face of Marketing
Dissertation – You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of international business and corporate social responsibility (in its broadest sense). You will need to apply and enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
Most international organisations whether private or public sector have CSR experts and are likely to expand these roles as the area grows.Similarly there is a growth in specialist consultancies, both independently and as part of international accountancy firms. Our recent graduates have obtained positions in international companies, consultancies and non-profit organisations where their CSR knowledge has been valued.
You should hold a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, in any subject. Professional qualifications of equivalent standing will also be considered on an individual basis. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required. English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.