This capstone course integrates previous learning from the business degree program with an investigation of the interdependence of business and society, particularly corporate social responsibility, business ethics, socially responsive management, Indigenization, globalization and managing in an ever-changing environment. Students will develop skills in applied research to gain advanced knowledge on specific business topics culminating in the creation and sharing of a research project.
Clearly express opinions on corporate governance, corporate
social responsibility (CSR) and ethics within small and large groups.
Discuss the interdependence of corporations and society.
Explain why stakeholder expectations are increasingly
important to organizations and their managers.
Evaluate responsiveness of corporations and their managers to
issues of corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and ethics,
then make recommendations on improving performance.
Explain the ethical problems that business face and propose
ways to improve ethical performance.
Discuss global issues with regard to CSR.
Discuss the organizational elements of effective environmental
Analyze corporate governance in Canadian and international
businesses today and the changing power of stakeholders.
Explain the value of strategic philanthropy to organizations
Identify and discuss social and ethical concerns arising from
rapid technological changes.
Identify potential root causes of local/global problems and how
they affect local/global cultures, economies, politics, and policies;
Assess and evaluate individual and collective
responsibilities within a diverse and interconnected global society;
Apply concepts of sustainable development to address
sustainability challenges in a global context;
Synthesize a range of differing community perspectives on ethics
and justice and explain how these perspectives can inform structural change;
Explain how contexts (e.g. cultural, historical, colonial,
economic, technological) shape identity formation and social structures.