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MN10443: Business and society

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 50%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is only available to students on the BSc Business Administration.
Description: Aims:
The unit aims:
1. To investigate the relationship between business and the societies within which they operate; exploring the relationships between corporate decision making and the economic, social, and institutional environment.
2. To introduce students to the implications of social and environmental concerns for corporate decision-makers.
3. To provide a framework within which students can explore the inter-relationships and interdependencies of core management disciplines.

Learning Outcomes:
On completing this unit students will be able to:
* understand the relationship between the social and economic environment and corporate decision making.
* Understand the implications of social and environmental concerns for corporate decision-makers.

Intellectual skills
The module is designed to develop analytical approaches to literature and data and independent working practices.
Practical skills
The module is designed to develop:
1. presentational skills through negotiations and presentations.
2. group skills through two group assessments.

International competitiveness, training and education. Modern manufacturing systems transport and the environment. Corporate strategy and the environment. Doing business in China: analyzing the impact of cultural and institutional factors on corporate behaviour and performance - social and environmental concerns. The Single European Market and the EURO and the implications of these developments for corporate strategy within a culturally and institutionally diverse market.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN10443 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management