CEMA2110 Business, Society and the Environment (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Global sustainability challenges. Concept of sustainable development. Concepts of corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability. Threats and business possibilities related to sustainability. Sustainability practices in business.

Completion methods

JSBE: Contact teaching course, autumn semester, 1st period. The study methods of the contact teaching course are specified in the study program annually.

Open University: Contact teaching course (study methods will be announced in the annual study programme) or online course (study methods will be announced in the annual study programme) or book exam or essay

Assessment details

Accepted completion of the designated assignments. The assessment criteria of the course is specified in the study program annually.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- identify the principles of sustainable development and their connection to corporate social responsibility (CSR);
- explain the importance of sustainability/CSR in the academic and managerial context;
- analyse, evaluate and compare corporate approaches to environmental and social issues;
- produce a group essay and group presentation on the CR issues of a chosen corporation based on scientific reporting guidelines.

Additional information

At the Open University in Finnish or in English

Study materials

Course book + articles

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item