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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Responsible Mgmt & Lship for Sustainable Bus.
Module Code MT340
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Sriteja Reddy Wudaru
Semester 2: Sriteja Reddy Wudaru
Autumn: Sriteja Reddy Wudaru
Module TeachersSriteja Reddy Wudaru
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
Reassessment will be done as per DCU rules, by either resubmitting only one of the assignments or both.

The course focuses on sustainability as an organizational practice. We will spend less time on studying sustainability as a theoretical concept and more time on how organizations can embrace and pursue sustainability as a practice through their activities. As future business leaders and managerial decision makers, you will be expected to understand the various socio-economic-environmental-political issues surrounding organizations and institutions, and act in ways that are not only beneficial for the organizations you represent, but also for the planet. This approach has never been more more crucial than now with the climate deteriorating and social concerns garnering attention across the globe. The course will attempt to provide a first step in helping you prepare for such future.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the concepts of sustainability, responsible management and responsible leadership from a practical perspective by going beyond theoretical engagement. Be able to apply theoretical concepts to real world cases and provide recommendations. Show an initiative behavior as students are encouraged to select the topics and cases of their choice which also means that they need to justify their choices.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Reading material
For each class, mandatory and suggested reading material is provided on Loop. Students are expected to read the mandatory material prior to the class but the suggested material is for if they choose that week's topic for the assignments.

Class slides
Class slides are made available on Loop along with audio recordings.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop ExamA 20-question in-class MCQ type exam conducted via Loop.20%n/a
Group assignmentA group assignment, in the form of a presentation uploaded to Loop (not presented in the class but only uploaded), assessing a company of choice against the UN SDGs. Justifying why those specific SDGs are important for the company, assessing the company's performance and making recommendations for improvements are the three main goals of the assignment.30%Week 7
AssignmentAn individual assignment of 1500 words containing: 1. A literature review of one or more topics selected from the course, 2. A case analysis of a company of choice and its performance along the topic selected, and, importantly, 3. Linking the literature and case analysis in an academic style to generate insights that help us better understand the literature around the topic.50%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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