JSBP9270 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



Definitions and historical roots
- Historical roots – sustainable development
- Definitions of CSR
- Why CSR matters – the business case
- Stakeholder salience
Regulatory aspects
- Political CSR
- CSPs and CSR
- MSIs and CSR
- CSR and human rights
- CSR – minimum wage and living wage
Human resource, supply and consumption
- HRM and CSR
- CSR and supply chain
- CSR and sustainable consumption
Relational aspects
- CSR and communication
- CSR and corruption
- CSR and leadership
CSR and responsible investment

Completion methods

The course has individual and group assignments

Assessment details

Grading on a scale from 1 to 5. The grade is composed of:
- Quizzes (30%)
- Two short reflections (each 15%/total 30%)
- Case analysis: Final assignment (40%)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- define and apply key concepts and perspectives regarding CSR
- identify relevant issues and analyze the challenges related to corporate responsibility in selected industries
- describe the role of CSR in business and in relation to wider international political and economic relations
- describe the different aspects through which organizational practices can be CSR oriented
- apply key concepts of CSR in their daily work

Description of prerequisites

No requirements

Study materials

The link to primary reading materials will be provided on the learning platform

Completion methods

Method 1

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Unpublished assessment item