MGMT333-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Managing Corporate Responsibility

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


In pursuing the ethical basis for business policy and practice, we will look at changing notions of corporate performance. Participants will address such issues as: What is success in business? What good does business do and how does it do it? What are major causes of the breakdown of business ethics? We will also study the practice of business ethics, with the aim to expand capacity for moral inquiry, dialogue, and decision making in ways that will be useful in your professional and civic lives.

This course considers the roles of organisations and individuals in business and society. The notion that corporations are simply wealth creating organisations, with little social and ethical responsibility to the broader public and the physical environment, is no longer acceptable. Communities command that corporations go beyond their economic brief to provide surplus resources in the form of philanthropy and other social initiatives. In this course we examine how corporations and other organisations are attempting to balance the pursuit of profits and good corporate citizenship as stakeholder expectations accelerate the need to better understand the role of corporations in society.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT333 is:

Lectures 12
Workshop Activities 12
Lecture and Workshop Preparation 48
Reflections 8
Individual Assignment 27
Final Exam 3
Final Exam Preparation 40
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are:
  • Analyse the impact of the capitalist context for corporate responsibility.
  • Understand personal and organisational factors that enhance and diminish ethical decision-making and corporate responsibility.
  • Apply ethical and multi-stakeholder frameworks to decision-making.
  • Apply ethical understanding to real world cases.
  • Explore the possibility of working for or setting up ‘business for good’ opportunities through the study of exemplary businesses.


(1) MGMT230; and (2) Any 30 points at 200-level or above  RP: Other essay-based courses

Recommended Preparation

Other essay-based courses

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 101
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

Lectures for MGMT333-23S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system. However, the second hour of each week is a workshop and will not be recorded via ECHO360.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Matt Scobie


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reflections 10% Week 3 and Week 12
Workshop activities 10% Weekly
Individual Assignment 40% Week 6
Final Examination 40% Final Examination

The ‘45% rule’ applies to this course. That is, student needs to reach 45% weighted average across invigilated assessments. Please refer here for further information.

Assessment in Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Readings will be provided via the course LEARN site.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

All MGMT333 Occurrences

  • MGMT333-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024