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KATVAS39/ KATJOS49/POLVOS23 Business and Its Social Environment: When Does Social Change Occur? 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Responsible Business
Faculty of Management

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student will understand how business, government, and society interact in addressing social issues within the U.S. and globally. The student knows how to assess and define the roles of different stakeholders in addressing social challenges. The student is able to think deeply about a wide range of social issues confronting businesses today and learns how to anticipate new issues as they emerge.

General description


Corporate Global Citizenship; Corporate Social Responsibility; Global issues and changemarkers; Understanding and Critiquing Social Entrepreneurship and Social Intrapreneurs; Political roles, Political CSR, Business and Human rights; Stakeholder Relationships and Corporate Citizenship; Addressing Environmental Constrains; Values in Management Practice; Shared Value; Global Standards; Global Challenges.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Kathleen Rehbein, Teacher responsible
Anna Heikkinen, Contact person


5-Apr-2018 – 15-May-2018
Lectures 20 hours
Thu 5-Apr-2018 - 3-May-2018 weekly at 16-18, Pinni B3109
Tue 10-Apr-2018 - 8-May-2018 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B3109, No lectures May 1
17-Apr-2018 at 10 –12 , Päätalo ls C5
Tue 15-May-2018 at 10-12, Pinni ls B3107

Evaluation criteria

As specified by the lecturer.

Study materials

As specified by the lecturer.

Further information


Thursday 5.4. at 16-18
Tuesday 10.4. at 10-12
Thursday 12.4. at 16-18
Tuesday 17.4. at 10-12
Thursday 19.4. at 16-18
Tuesday 24.4. at 10-12
Thursday 26.4. at 16-18
Thursday 3.5. at 16-18
Tuesday 8.5. at 10-12
Tuesday 15.5. at 10-12

This course is primarily intended for

  • master's students of responsible business,
  • master's students of management and organization studies (this course can be registered as course KATJOS49 Current issues in Management and Organisations)
  • master's students of leadership for change master's programme, and
  • master's students of politics (this course can be registered as course POLVOS23)

The course is also open for exchange students and others interested.