723 Corporate Social Responsibility

723 Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 15
  • Individual work: 165
  • Lecturer: Nina Tomaževič, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • student knows and understands the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) – it's historical development and the definitions, opinions pro et contra, reporting about CSR and CSR in public administration
  • student knows and understands business ethics and it's relation with law, morality and sustainable development
  • student knows and understands the definitions of quality, excellence and innovativeness and their connection with CSR. Knows the model of excellence for public administration
  • student independently solves case studies on corporate social responsibility and business ethics.

Subject-specific competences:

  • capacity to connect and share the knowledge of management, corporate social responsibility and excellence into praxis
  • ability to explain and compare the facts in the fields of management and corporate social responsibility
  • ability to form the suggestions for problem solving and their interpretation in administrative praxis
  • ability to understand praxis in the field of corporate social responsibility and excellence in Slovenian context
  • capacity to acquire the information and to use the acquired information as well as the ability to communicate them in written or orall

2. Content

  • Organisation and social unit
  • Governance, management, leadership, new public management
  • Effectiveness and efficiency
  • Stakeholders
  • Historical development and the definition of corporate social responsibility
  • Opinions pro et contra and the future development of corporate social responsibility, reporting about CSR, CSR in public administration
  • Definition of business ethics
  • Business ethics and law, business ethics and moral
  • Globalisation and sustainable development
  • Quality, excellence, innovativeness
  • Excellence tools and awards
  • Excellence model for public administration

3. Readings

  • BLOWFIELD, Michael, MURRAY, Alan: Corporate Responsibility. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008 (cca 100 str.)
  • CRANE, Andrew, MATTEN, Dirk: Business Ethics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007  (cca 100 str.)
  • FLYNN, Norman: Public Sector Management. Sage. London, 2007. (cca 40 str.)
  • EPSTEIN, Marc J.: Making sustainability work: best practices in managing and measuring corporate social, environmental and economic impacts. Sheffield, Greenleaf, San Francisco, 2008 (cca 100 str.).

4. Intended learning outcomes

Student is able to understand and solve problems in corporate social responsibility, business ethics and excellece as well as to aqcuire and use the information with up-to-date ICT.

5. Learning and teaching methodsures

  • lectures
  • individual and group case studies
  • e-learning

6. Assessment

Written exam (100%)