Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR 7.5 Credits

Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR
First cycle, L0008N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Jun 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Environmental Management
Subject group (SCB)
Industrial Engineering and Management

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After completion of this course each student shall:
• be able to describe the development of CSR
• be able to describe the different components of CSR
• be able to identify strengths and weaknesses in a company’s CSR work

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about the ethics and responsibilities of companies. During the course, concepts, methods and tools within CSR are discussed, such as Sustainable Development, Corporate Citizenship, Business Ethics, Codes of Conduct and ISO 26000. The course relies upon both good and bad examples of how companies work with CSR. The course is appropriate for all with an interest in the ethics and responsibilities of companies, including those actively working with these issues in their professional careers.

The course is Internet based and runs at quarter speed without any gatherings. Learning is achieved by self studies and tutoring through the Internet where examination is continuous.

Webb based tests and assignments. Alternative examination might exist.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact the ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Thomas Zobel

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Borglund, T., De Geer, H., Sweet, S., Frostenson, M., Lerpold, L., Nordbrand, S., Sjöström, E. & Windell, K. (2017). CSR and sustainable business (English edition, first edition). Sanoma utbildning, Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-523-5046-1.
Supplementary material will be available electronically.
Additional literature may be added.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

0001Take-home work7.5TG U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.