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KATVAA12 Corporate responsibility and accounting 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Business Studies
School of Management

Learning outcomes

The student is able to understand the multifaceted relationship between business and society, and the broad impacts corporate activities have on societies. Moreover, the student understands the roles of accounting and corporate reporting within responsible business. The student is able to conceive the challenges related to representing, estimating and measuring of social impacts of business. The student knows the principles of social accounting and how these issues are being communicated to corporate stakeholders. The student is also able to evaluate such information from the user’s perspective.

General description

Please notice exceptional lecture on Jan 30th.

Finnish students are expected to participate in the stakeholder session organized by the Responsible Business Studies -group on Jan 30th at 14-17 and to write a report of the event.

Exchange students will be given a separate task to compensate this lecture.

Please notice that this course requires obligatory attendance on lectures and commitment to fulfill the tasks in between the lectures.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Johanna Heiskanen, Teacher responsible


23-Jan-2014 – 27-Feb-2014
Lectures 24 hours
Thu 23-Jan-2014 at 12-16, K108
Thu 30-Jan-2014 at 14-16, K113, FINNISH STUDENTS ONLY (Vastuullisuuden paikka liiketoiminnassa-paneeli)
Thu 6-Feb-2014 at 12-16, A32
Thu 13-Feb-2014 - 27-Feb-2014 weekly at 12-16, C9


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

To apply for the course, write a short motivation paper and send it to the techer by e-mail (johanna.heiskanen@uta.fi) at the latest Jan 8th 2014.

Within the motivation paper tell why you are interested in this course. State also whether you are familiar with the issues of the course. Include a short description of your previous studies and those involved with business, corporate responsibility and sustainability. Also state an area/ sector of business which is in the center of your interest.