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MN10443: Business and society

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 50%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

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.

Skills: 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.

Content: 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.

Programme availability:

MN10443 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB07 : BSc(Hons) Business with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 1)


  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2022/23.
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