JSBP9170 Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility (LITO) (5 cr)

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



The course provides students an introduction to key concepts and perspectives that describe the challenges, opportunities, and risks that companies face regarding their social and environmental responsibilities. In the course, students have the opportunity to apply concepts and perspectives with different cases.

Assessment details

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

Learning outcomes

Students will develop a basic understanding of the key concepts and perspectives that form the basis for Corporate Responsibility in relation to different business disciplines.

After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- define and apply key concepts and perspectives regarding corporate responsibility (CSR)
- identify relevant issues and analyze the challenges related to corporate responsibility in selected industries.

Description of prerequisites

No requirements.

Study materials

The link to primary reading materials will be provided on the learning platform.
Voluntary reading: Pedersen, E.R.G (ed.) (2015) Corporate Social Responsibility. London: Sage

Completion methods

Method 1

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Unpublished assessment item