The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
BUS 391: Corporate Social Responsibility Practicum Copenhagen, Denmark
BUS 391 (4 credits)
Corporate Social Responsibility Practicum
4 weeks in Denmark
Dean Rob Straughan and Professor Elizabeth Oliver
BUS 391 is a project-based course that further explores the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability as practiced in Denmark, regarded as one of the most progressive economies. Students will be assigned to work in small groups (4 students) with a sponsoring organization on a problem facing the organization that is related to sustainability. Organizations may include both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. For example sponsors in 2014 included the Danish Red Cross and one of the largest commercial seafood companies in the world. Direct experience with either the topic of CSR or advising businesses or not-for-profits is desirable.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following or instructor approval: BUS 180, BUS 197, BUS 211, BUS 221, ACCT 320, or ECON 210. BUS 365 is also strongly recommended.