Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
The course aims at providing tools enabling the students to elicit critical thinking on ethical, social and environmental issues raised by contemporary organizations. The specificity of the firms' impact on economic life will be addressed by analyzing the principles and practices covered by the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR will be studied as a reflector of the modern firms' self-awareness process in terms of social responsibility and as a source of innovation in the face of today's challenges of competitiveness, sustainable development and transparent corporate governance. The theoretical references will moreover give way to more personal questioning periods developed by the students in terms of their own aspirations, perceptions and observations as citizens. All these elements foster personal change that in its turn conveys transformations within the chosen organizations.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
During their programme, students of the LSM Master's in management or Master's in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities'
Macro-trends with respect to sustainability (Main social, environmental, ethical, governance issues, Sustainable Development Goals')
- Definitions and origins of the CSR concept
- Risk & Opportunity management
- Stakeholder management
- Stakeholder dialogue & co-creation
- Global responsible leadership
- Coping with ethical dilemmas
- CSR strategy design and implementation
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.
- Date: Yes
- Type of evaluation: Case study preparation in group , Participation Sulitest
- Comments : This work involves a written report, an oral presentation and a peer review of another work. It accounts for 60% of the total. Due to the short time period to realize the team work, we cannot guarantee that students who join the course after September 25 will be able to join a group in the same conditions than other students. Moreover, the first Sulitest deadline is September 24 at 23:50
- Oral: No
- Written : Yes (2 hours)
- Unavailability or comments: The written exam accounts for 40 % of the total.
- Students with a second session will take a written exam under the same conditions of the exam of the first evaluation week, except that it will account for 100% of their final grade”.
- Oral: No
- Written: No
- Unavailability or comments: No
Link with the LSM competency framework :
- Priority in this course is given to
- corporate citizenship to enhance your ability to act consciously, aware of your responsibilities, placing human and ethical considerations at the very heart of your thinking and actions
- master a multidisciplinary body of knowledge (contents, methods, models and conceptual frameworks) related to CSR and sustainable development; and
- personal development to enhance your self-knowledge and independence, to better prepare yourself to deal with ethical dilemmas common in the practices of organizations.
- Secondary competences also developed in the course are
- to manage a project by working in a team under conditions of resource constraints, to provide comprehensive analyses of challenging corporate situations related to the impact of companies/organizations on the natural environment or society at large; and
- to communicate your analysis effectively to different stakeholders.
Faculty or entity
Title of the programme
Master  in Management
Certificat d'université en éthique économique et sociale
Master  : Business Engineering
Master  in Motor Skills: Physical Education
Master  in Law [Double Degree Law-Management: for Bachelors in Law]
Master  in Management [CEMS Programme]
Master  : Business Engineering [CEMS Programme]