0723 Social Responsibility

0723 Social Responsibility

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Nina Tomaževič, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • students identify and understand the terms organisation and social unit, they differentiate between governance, management and leadership, they  understand the difference between effectiveness and efficiency
  • students acquire detailed knowledge in the field of social responsibility (SR) – understand the terms stakeholders and SR, it's historical development and the definitions, opinions pro et contra, reporting about SR and SR in public administration
  • on theoretical basis and through ethical dilemmas they understand business ethics and it's relation with law, morality and sustainable development
  • students identify and understand the definitions of excellence and their connection with SR. They acquaint detailed knowledge of excellence and the model of excellence for public administration
  • students independently solve assignments on social responsibility and present their findings


  • students will acquire capacity to connect and share the knowledge of management, SR and excellence into praxis
  • students will be able to identify and analyse the problems in praxis and in the field of business administration
  • students will be able to explain and compare the facts in the fields of management, SR and excellence
  • students will be able to form the suggestions for problem-solving and their interpretation in administrative praxis
  • they will be able to understand praxis in the field of SR in Slovenian and European context
  • students will develop the capacity to acquire the information and to use the acquired information as well as the ability to communicate them in written or orally
  • students will develop the capacity to respect ethical principles and commitment to professional ethics in their environment

2. Content

  • Basic terms and definitions in the field of management
  • Stakeholders
  • Historical development of social responsibility
  • Definition of social responsibility (SR)
  • Opinions pro et contra SR
  • Future development of SR
  • Reporting about SR
  • SR in public administration
  • Business ethics
  • Globalisation and sustainable development
  • SR as a basic principle of business excellence
  • Excellence model for socially responsible operations

3. Readings

  • TOMAŽEVIČ, Nina: Družbena odgovornost in odličnost javne uprave. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, 2011, 319 str.
  • CRANE, Andrew, MATTEN, Dirk: Business Ethics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015, izbrana poglavja
  • primeri družbeno (ne)odgovornega ravnanja in etične dileme v e-učilnici
  • članki v e-učilnici in na predavanjih

4. Intended learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of management, corporate social repsonsibiliy and excellence, of business ethics and sustainable development. Capacity to solve study problems and use of knowledge in praxis, ability to acquire and use the infomation with up-to-date ICT.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • e-learning
  • case study
  • seminar paper

6. Assessment

  • written (and/or oral) exam (60%)
  • seminar paper (40%)