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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 Mafe V

Oct 26, 2020

Excelent course, very complete

By Bhimavaram s

May 30, 2020

Useful in professional life

By Alessandro B

Aug 26, 2019

Great! It changed my mind!

By Andres F M M

Oct 11, 2021

Muy buen curso, excelente

By P R

Jul 2, 2020

Easy and useful course!


Aug 3, 2020

Good platform to learn

By RAM K M I 1 V C

Aug 31, 2020

Good explanation.

By Natalia M P O

Oct 18, 2021

excellent course

By Sai L D L

Aug 1, 2020

Excelente curso!


Jun 8, 2020

Very good course

By chittabathini k

May 24, 2020

It's informative

By Guillermo A G P

Jun 23, 2020

excelent course

By Duggempudi j r

May 21, 2020

Super and nice

By Andrey O

Aug 22, 2017

Great course.

By Ruben F

Jun 20, 2020

Great course

By Ehtasham R

May 3, 2017

Enjoyed alot

By Lipsa p s

Nov 13, 2020


By Aswin P

Jan 10, 2017

Good course


May 17, 2020


By Auguste Y

Mar 4, 2021


By Aryan C

May 17, 2020

Good one

By Teoh W H

Nov 24, 2021

Not bad

By Samira B

Aug 29, 2020


By Giovanni M

Jun 22, 2020