a. Knowledge and understanding: The course aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and help them understand business strategies and advantages and necessities for companies. Strategic and operational aspects of social responsibility and communication aspects are covered. Students learn concepts relating to the governance and management of enterprises, focusing on social responsible management. In communication, the course aims to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the main instruments of social accountability through the knowledge of the standards and content guidelines most widely used in Italy and overseas.
b. Applying knowledge and understanding: Students will be able to understand and interpret the initiatives and CSR strategies adopted by companies, as well as critically interpret main reporting tools.
c. Making judgments: Student will be able to read with critical awareness the most frequent tools for social reporting produced by companies, understanding the meaning of the policies and strategies, and evaluating them critically.
d. Communication skills: By the end of the course the student will acquire problem solving skills, interpersonal skills and ability to discuss different topics with different stakeholders using appropriate language.
e. Ability to learn: The course aims to foster student learning through optimized individual study, guided exercises and case studies in the classroom. Testimonials and presentations of case studies are designed to stimulate understanding of application of concepts to the real world of business.