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PHI301 Corporate Social Responsibility
Course responsible Terje Kvilhaug HH
Number of credits allocated 5.0
Language Norwegian
Limits for class size -
August block Autumn parallel January block Spring parallel June block
Colour explanation: Red/yellow = teaching periods. The red period indicates when the teaching starts.
Teachers Deborah Oughton, Frode Kjosavik
Type of course 30-32 hours of teaching.
Compulsory educational activities Students have to attend at least 65 % of the lectures/seminars.
Reduction of credits for overlapping courses -
Prerequisites -
Recommended prerequisites Examen Philosophicum.
Exam L
Assessment methods Written assignment.
Grading A-F
Nominal workload 30-32 hours of teaching + 125 hours of student work.
Course frequency Annually
Comment on frequency -
Teaching methods Lectures, seminars, colloquia, case studies, semester assignments, guest lecturers.
Teaching support -
Examiner External examiner.
Entrance requirements Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Preferential right -
Objective of course  

The course shall prepare students for ethical problems, challenges and dilemmas that they will face in their future professions.

Course contents  
It targets future managers and economists in business and public administration. It will deal with relevant ethical issues, like globalization, sustainability, corporate responsibilites, techniques of business ethics managements, business ethics in relation to shareholders, employees, consumers, civil society, government and regulations, etc.
Selection from Crane - Matten: 'Business Ethics' (3. edition, Oxford University Press, 2010).
Last updated 2013-04-16