38019 Project Course in Corporate Social Responsibility and Humanitarian Logistics , 10 sp
The overall aim of the course is immerse students in questions related to social and environmental responsibility by using, analysing and solving real-world problems provided by case organizations. The students will form groups of 3-4 persons and work with a project for an organisation. Depending on the nature of the project this will entail work at the organisation for e.g. half a day every week over 8 weeks. During the project period they will gather valuable working experience and knowledge about a specific issue in relation to social and/or environmental responsibility.
The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility.
You have work experience and knowledge about specific issues in relation to social and/or environmental responsibility.
- apply concepts related to social and environmental responsibility in practice;
- use relevant decision support models;
- work in projects and team work more effectively;
- use methods needed to collect and assess information;
- orally present projects and their results
Projects are co-defined with various organisations and include topics with international relevance.
Who can take this course
Due to the nature of the course and the projects, students will be selected on the basis of an application. The max number of students is decided by the amount of project organisations (max four students per group). For more information on projects, case companies, and application process visit: https://www.hanken.fi/en/cooperation-and-networks/international-networks/prme/news/project-course-corporate-social (the website will be updated soon with 2020 information). The applications will open on Monday, November 25th,2019 The deadline to apply for the course is Tuesday, 10th December, 2019. In case you need further information, please contact email@example.com.
Prior courses (10 ECTS) relevant to the CR study module or equivalent.
Teaching and timetable
Course introduction with students and organisations
Presentations and feedback sessions
Work in the organisation under mentor
Participation in the introductory lecture is mandatory.
Workload and assessment
267 hours divided into
Scheduled (contact) hours: 42 h
Non-scheduled work: 225 h (incl. tutoring of groups by faculty and mentoring by the organisation; extensive project work)
1st-2nd year of master's studies
Reading list assignment (6%)
Midterm report (20%) and final report (35%)
Midterm presentation and final presentation (5%)
Individual learning diaries (14%)
Evaluation from the organization of individual team members (10%)
Peer evaluation of teammate(s) (10%)
All parts of the course need to be passed in the same academic year.
Literature and course material
Articles as appropriate and relevant to the projects, procedure to be specified by the instructor.
Students who have completed the earlier course Project Course in Corporate Social Responsibility and Humanitarian Logistics (8 ECTS, course code 3898) cannot take this course.
Quota for JOO-students: 3
(No quota for the Open University due to selection based on application)