Postgraduate | TAS-BFA758 | 2024
Organisational Social Responsibilities
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 14 weeks
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 22 July 2024
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Investigate how managers’ perceptions of organisational responsibilities influence their perceptions of accountability.
- Critically review the relevance of sustainable development to all organisations and the role of managers in promoting it.
- Evaluate the relevance of different frameworks pertaining to organisational social responsibility and select and apply them appropriate to business settings.
- Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork to accomplish team goals.
- Professionally communicate information and recommendations to a range of stakeholders.
- Refer to MyLO for study topics.
Organisations impact, and are impacted by, the societies in which they operate. That is, they are part of a broader social system. Society generally, and different groups of stakeholders specifically, expect an organisation to accept various responsibilities with respect to how it interacts with, and how it is accountable to, different stakeholders. Failure to comply with particular stakeholders’ expectations can have implications for the survival of an organisation.
Employer groups, professional accounting bodies and course advisory committees have consistently highlighted the need for business students to be critical thinkers; to be able to demonstrate skills that extend beyond technical competencies; and to be able to demonstrate an understanding that organisations are part of a broader social system on which they rely for organisational survival.
This subject responds to this expectation, as it focusses on graduate self-awareness and applied technical and professional ‘soft’ skills in the following key areas:
• Provides insight into identifying stakeholders and their expectations
• Emphasises the relevance of sustainability to organisational success
• Provides a background to enable the determination of relevant frameworks to apply in order to improve an organisation’s social and environmental performance
• Provides insights into applying an accountability model to guide organisational reporting decisions
- Individual Assignment (30%)
- Individual Assignment (35%)
- Team Project (35%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- TAS-BSS-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Business Studies
- TAS-SBS-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business
- TAS-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting
- Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: Weekly 1-hr Lecture; Workshop, three times per semester, 4-hrs
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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