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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Managing Responsibly

We will explore the context and importance of managing responsibly and how it relates to sustainability, responsibility, and ethics. Adopting a systemic perspective, we will also look into what kinds of competences managers might need to develop responsible management practices. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 61 min), 3 readings
Video8 videos
Introducing the key objectives and features of the course1m
Fiona Devine, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School3m
Interview with Jonas Haertle, Head of the PRME Secretariat3m
Ghada Soliman (Teaching Support)2m
Ema Johnson (Teaching Support)1m
Week 1 Lecture: Managing Responsibly24m
Week 1 Practitioner Interview: Rodrigo Morales20m
Reading3 readings
Managing Responsibly LinkedIn Group10m
Week 1 Overview & Learning Objectives10m
Week 1 Assignments
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Sustainability

After an introduction of the roots of (un)sustainability, we will have a look at concepts of sustainability, such as social, environmental and economic dimensions, and the importance of time. We will then focus on sustainability in a business context by looking at prominent management tools, such as impact assessment, footprinting, and life-cycle management....
Reading
3 videos (Total 96 min), 3 readings
Video3 videos
Week 2 Lecture: Ecological Sustainability39m
Week 2 Practitioner Interview: Kene Umeasiegbu51m
Reading3 readings
Week 2 Overview & Learning Objectives10m
Week 2 Source Materials10m
Week 2 Assignments
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Responsibility

We will explore the roots of responsible business practices and different approaches to responsibility in organizations, such as corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, or corporate citizenship. We will then look at typical management applications such as stakeholder management and corporate social performance....
Reading
5 videos (Total 116 min), 3 readings
Video5 videos
Week 3 Lecture: Responsibility8m
Week 3 Practitioner Interview 1: Lynn Prime13m
Week 3 Practitioner Interview 2: Nick Bishop8m
Week 3 Practitioner Interview 3: Rainer Breitling10m
Reading3 readings
Week 3 Overview & Learning Objectives10m
Week 3 Source Materials10m
Week 3 Assignments
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Ethics

We will look at behavioural ethics and moral philosophy as main approaches to business ethics. These will then be applied to address moral issues, and to develop practices for acting ethically in challenging situations. We will also learn how to apply common ethics management instruments, such as ethics hotlines, codes of ethics, or ethics training....
Reading
3 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings
Video3 videos
Week 4 Lecture: Ethics Management14m
Week 4 Practitioner Interview: Pia Poppenreiter20m
Reading3 readings
Week 4 Overview & Learning Objectives10m
Week 4 Source Materials10m
Week 4 Assignments
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By DHSep 20th 2017

I enjoyed this course so much! Thank you a lot! I now feel much better prepared for my current job.

Instructors

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Oliver Laasch

Marie Curie Research Fellow
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
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Dr Sally Randles

Senior Research Fellow
Alliance Manchester Business SChool
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Prof Frank Boons

Professor of Innovation and Sustainability
Alliance Manchester Business School

About University of Manchester

Tracing its roots back to 1824, the University of Manchester is home to almost 40,000 students. The University has three Nobel laureates among its current staff – more than any other British university - and a total of 25 Nobel laureates have come from our past and present students and staff. We have three main goals: to undertake world-class research; to deliver an outstanding learning and student experience; and to be socially responsible....

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