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Course module: USEMBS
Business and Society
Course infoSchedule
Course codeUSEMBS
ECTS Credits2.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Law, Economics and Governance; Graduateschool REBO; International Economics and Business;
Contact personprof. dr. G.J.A. Hummels
prof. dr. G.J.A. Hummels
Other courses by this lecturer
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. G.J.A. Hummels
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
4  (20/04/2020 to 05/07/2020)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotD: WED-afternoon, Friday
Study mode
RemarkRequired in masters International Management & Business Development and Entrepreneurship.
Enrolment periodfrom 28/10/2019 up to and including 24/11/2019
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Please note the prerequisites for this course at the bottom of the course description.

Analysing and applying business concepts is only one aspect of the business curriculum and understanding corporate behaviour. This short course zooms in on strategies relating to corporate and personal values, identity and responsible behaviour. Elements covered include business ethics, corporate social responsibility, social innovation, and public affairs. In interactive lectures, teamwork and discussions, you are asked to dig deeper into each of those elements. In addition, the course asks you to reflect on the real-world perspective of your research and helps you to reflect on that in the thesis itself.

Learning objectives
  • To provide a deeper understanding of the societal roles & implications of business development & entrepreneurship in the context of a wider society
  • To inspire students in applying the accumulated knowledge in your research and by integrating elements in your plans for your professional career
The course consists of
  • Plenary lectures
  • A team discussion and presentation (project groups)
  • A personal reflection
Assessment method
  • Evaluation of reports of plenary cases (80%, group) + participation in a battle (20%, group)
  • Evaluation of your personal reflection (pass or fail)
In case online access is required for this course and you are not in the position to buy the access code, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for an alternative solution. Please note that access codes are not re-usable meaning that codes from second hand books do not work, as well as access codes from books with a different ISBN number. Separate or spare codes are usually not available.
Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Required materials
Academic articles. Hyperlinks to available academic articles on BB.
Task reader
Case studies
Study guide
Course manual
Instructional formats
Personal reflection

Plenary lectures

Project groups - discussion and present.

Active participation in discussion
Test weight20
Minimum grade1

Evaluation plenary cases
Test weight80
Minimum grade1

Evaluation personal reflection
Test weight0
Minimum grade1

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