MSc in International Tourism Management
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
The course aims to help students gain an understanding of the vast field of leadership. Students will obtain an understanding of core concepts, principles and theories of leadership. This includes gaining knowledge of major aspects regarding the relationship between leaders and followers within an organization, learning about power and influence tactics, and understanding the concept of ethical leadership. Though governments and non-profits are crucial to a modern society, business is largely responsible for creating the wealth upon which the well-being of society depends. As businesses create that wealth, their actions impact a society that is composed of a wide variety of stakeholders. In turn, society shapes the rules and expectations by which businesses must navigate their internal and external environments. This interaction between corporations and society (in its broadest sense) is the concern of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Regardless of one’s personal viewpoint about the interaction of business and society, the continued co-existence of for-profit organizations is essential. This course seeks to explore the dimensions of that interaction from a multi-stakeholder perspective.
Students should be able to identify and evaluate theories and trends in leadership research. An understanding and ability to assess the impact that leading has on individuals within specific structures and cultures will be stressed.
Yuki, G. Leadership in Organizations, 7th edition. Pearson Prentice Hall (2008).