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About the Course

Managers are increasingly confronted with issues of sustainability, responsibility and ethics. Managing responsibly is an integrative approach to sustainability, responsibility and ethics, which allows you as a manager to deal competently with such challenges. This course will facilitate your learning process to engage in changing practices to make them more sustainable, responsible, and ethically informed. We will first introduce the context of the trend towards responsible management practices (week 1). We then explore the basics of each set of issues, sustainability (week 2), responsibility (week 3), and ethics (week 4). In week 5 you will work on your own responsible management issue/task and explore responsible management practices in an area of professional interest (e.g. strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, organization, operations, supply chain, human resources, marketing and communication, international management, accounting and finance). In week 6 we will try to understand and experience what managing responsibly means in practice, including opportunities and challenges, and with a focus on transformative change. During these last two weeks you will work in a problem-oriented way, based on a challenging topic you have come across in your own management practice. In the course we will form multicultural teams to learn about problems you bring forward. The course also facilitates the formation of peer networks that allow you to continue this learning experience after finishing the MOOC. The MOOC is an initiative in collaboration with the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. Overall Learning Outcomes 1) To provide an introduction to the three constituting fields of managing responsibly: sustainability, responsibility and ethics. 2) To help apply the knowledge and insights gained from these three fields to real life problems in your own setting. 3) To identify, understand and facilitate individual action that can lead to change at the organisational and system level ‘act is to move’ 4) To learn to appreciate and bring together different points of view, and negotiate collective solutions to pressing problems. Who is this MOOC for? (Recommended Background) While this course is primarily designed for executives who want to work on particular responsible management issues and create responsible management practices, also advanced business students will find it helpful. Suggested Readings There are no specific required texts. However, the contents and assignments of this course have been based on the following book which might be helpful as complementary materials: Laasch, Oliver, and R. Conway (2014). Principles of responsible management: Global sustainability, responsibility and ethics, Cengage Learning: Mason....

Top reviews

Oct 1, 2019

This was a fantastic course to learn responsible management of business. The contents was grounded deep in theory and illustrated by sharing experience of many business leaders from a diverse field.

Jun 20, 2020

The course has given a breath to my professional space. The approach and methodology during the course assisted in molding my current professional experience with concepts of course.

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By Tahir A

Jun 20, 2021

Excellent course that is a Must Do for all responsible professionals! Sustainability Management is essential for the Future of Planet Earth, People and Nations.

By Loh Y H

Sep 28, 2021

I enjoyed it. Learning from global friends and see what are their concerns and what people are doing to be turn things around for the Earth sustainability,

By Поликарпова И В

Feb 2, 2021

Very well thought thru and presented course, both from a theoretical and practical standpoints. Thanks a lot to the lecturers!

By Sebastien J R P

Jun 18, 2020

A very good course with enough best practice sharing and tools, to provide a path to improve one's sustainability journey

By Matteo B

May 12, 2021

The course is very interesting and has changed my way of thinking about a solution regarding the topics covered

By Shivadhatri . .

May 11, 2020

It is good to do this course.

Deep understanding of managing responsibly, practicing sustainability and ethics

By maheswari.p

Jul 2, 2020

i liked this course it is very usefull and i learned about the managing people from watching different people

By Dennis H

Sep 20, 2017

I enjoyed this course so much! Thank you a lot! I now feel much better prepared for my current job.

By Emanuele P

Apr 11, 2021

the importance that aspects such as ethics, environment and sustainability have in life and work.

By Bimal K S

May 21, 2020

This course has helped to learn alot more about management and how to be responsible manager

By abubakar m

Sep 28, 2020

Thanks are to Glory for this great achievement of taking a course at manchester university


Oct 19, 2020

Interesting in contents and the way they're erogated, keeping high the engagement!

By Kareen L

Mar 30, 2020

The course is very informative and relevant across all culture. Worth studying!

By Anka G

Feb 25, 2021

Excellent course. Good combination of lectures, interviews and assignments.

By Rami E

Apr 10, 2021

its was a great course i learn a lot , many thanks for enhancing my skills

By Pretyush J

Jun 20, 2020

Very Informative course and Oliver is the best teacher i have ever meet.

By Wieson R

May 28, 2021

What a very comprehensive course! Kudos to the professors and everyone!

By María I M M

May 11, 2021

Great course, thank you University of Manchester! I full recommend it

By Ali A E B

Dec 16, 2018

Great course, great knowledge, great opportunity and great teachers

By Kohei N

Sep 3, 2019

Great course. I have got a new mindset managing responsibly.

By Neelam B

Oct 28, 2019

Ineresting, Well structured and sometimes challenging.

By Sunny S

Nov 25, 2019

Great things to learn in daily business activists

By Manuel E L d S A

Sep 5, 2018

very useful course. i strong recommended it

By Deleted A

Jul 9, 2020

its gud to learn more things in is course

By Uma S S

Jul 6, 2020

I learn more knowledge frim this course