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KATVAA12 Responsible Business and Social Accounting 5 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Responsible Business
Person in charge
Professor, university lecturer.
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies
KATVAP11 Business ethics course or corresponding studies.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

The student understands the roles of accounting and corporate reporting within CSR, responsible business and sustainability. The student knows the principles of social accounting and how these issues are being communicated to stakeholders. The student is able to evaluate such information from the user?s perspective. The student is also able to conceive the challenges related to representing, estimating and measuring of social performance and impacts of business.


Concepts of responsible business, sustainability, and social accounting. The principles of social accounting and corporate social responsibility reporting. Reporting standards and guidelines. Social performance measurement.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Lectures, individual assignments, group report and written exam  Participation in course work 
In English
Further information 

The course comprises of lectures, individual assignments, a group reports and a written exam of the course material.


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Responsible business and sustainability (Vastuullinen liiketoiminta)
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only