Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 20 lecture hours
Seminars / Tutorials 1=6 tutorial per student


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Semester Exam  Unseen written examination  40%
Semester Assessment Semester Assessment (Individual coursework, 2000 words)  40%
Semester Assessment Group presentation  20%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Supplementary Exam (2 hours unseen written examination)  Repeat Failed Elements or equivalent  40%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment (Individual coursework, 2000 words)  Repeat Failed Elements or equivalent  40%
Supplementary Assessment Indivdual presentation and written report in place of group presentation  Repeat Failed Elements or equivalent  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Analyze the importance of management and strategic decision-making within organizations and their impact on the wider environment
2. Demonstrate cognitive and analytical skills necessary to evaluate different perspectives on the role of business in society by critically engaging with a range of literature to formulate an argument
3. Evaluate the consequences of ineffective or negligent decision-making by considering different stakeholders
4. Assess the ways in which business is constrained by its environment
5. Critically examine the responsibilities of business and management in different contexts
6. Engage with and evaluate different debates on business’ role in society


This module will focus on a range of strategic issues and considers these from different perspectives. The module will take a stakeholder approach to the subject of Business & Society. Students will also be asked to critically consider how far innovation and risk-taking is constrained by the environment in which the business operates, in which ways corporate social responsibility is a strategic issue among others.

Brief description

The module will focus on strategic concerns and developing a critical understanding of leadership. It will discuss in detail in which ways these are relevant from a stakeholder perspective, thus taking into account the top management team but also employees at various levels, e.g. customers, regulators, citizens and communities.


Introduction to the module - a stakeholder perspective

Part II. Business, Strategy and Society

Business, Society and Scandal

Historic perspectives: the case of the East India Company

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number The module is partly focused on contemporary debates at the intersections of business and management with psychology and sociology, which will require students to engage with quantitative research.
Communication Communicate effectively using a variety of media and reporting formats used in business.
Improving own Learning and Performance Demonstrate effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, in support of tutorials, groups and individual coursework.
Information Technology Students will be expected to utilize various software programs in their preparation for the presentations and are expected to utilize ICT.
Personal Development and Career planning Develop critical analytical skills necessary to negotiate and evaluate a range of situations within a business environment.
Problem solving Demonstrate the ability to provide a concise yet critical analysis of contemporary issues impacting on businesses from a stakeholder perspective.
Research skills Develop research skills in submitting group and individual coursework.
Team work Demonstrate effective performance within a team environment in preparation of presentation, including leadership, team building, influencing and project management skills.


This module is at CQFW Level 6