Ethical M. Corporate Social Responsibility

Name: Ethical M. Corporate Social Responsibility
Code: GES10937M
Duration: 15 weeks/156 hours
Scientific Area: Management

Teaching languages: Portuguese
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese, English
Regime de Frequência: Presencial

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

O1 - Present and define some key concepts related to this subject.
O2- Give a sufficiently clear view of the main theories and approaches ethics of corporate social responsibility and stakeholder theory.
O3-Highlight the formalization benefits of ethics in the form of ethical and conduct codes and sustainability reports.
O4- Affirm the importance of ethical decision models.
The perception and internalization of the role of organizations in building a citizenship culture;
Strengthening the team spirit;
Critical thought and reflection;
Knowledge of tools to support ethical decision.


Module I: Organizational Performance and Integration of Interests
Introduction to the problem of organizational performance
Economic, Social and Environmental Performance
Identification, selection and diagnosis of relevant stakeholders
Strategic management of organizational interdependencies

Module II: Business Ethics
Delineation of key concepts: Ethics, Morals, Professional Ethics, Sustainable Development, Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Presentation of a set of ethical theories and corporate social responsibility
The role of ethical and conduct codes and the creation of a management model for ethical culture
Models of ethical decision - Application of a framework to support the resolution of ethical dilemmas

Teaching Methods

The methods of teaching in this couse consisting in:
Using the lecture method for presenting and clarifying the theoretical framework.
Critical analysis of a set of ethical and conduct codes of diverse organizations.
Application of a framework in resolving ethical dilemmas, using for this purpose small but diverse case studies.
The evaluation of this course consists of three elements:
Written work (groups of 3 students) - 50%
This element of assessment will include:
a) Collect the last Sustainability Report published by two organizations based in Portugal (the choice of the group);
b) Critical analysis and comparison of the two reports referred to above.
Oral work (groups of 2 students) - 15%
This element consists in the presentation and discussion of the "work in progress" on the written work to deliver a month later (evaluation element I).
Written test (individual, with consultation) - 35%