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BMC 279 Corporate Social Responsibility

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Course Description

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the principle of businesses supporting communities and people. It is best demonstrated when CSR practices are used to build bridges between the business and community sectors that enable businesses to support social issues and interests. The challenge is often to find a balance between doing good and leveraging these practices to benefit business as well as the community and its constituents. This introductory course covers CSR methods, tools, principles and practices, and is for those interested in knowing what CSR is and how it is generally implemented and managed in an organization.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Discuss knowledgeably on the topic of CSR
  • Know how and where to find useful CSR resources
  • Plan a CSR strategy for your organization


Formerly: Community Investment and BMC 204 Corporate Social Responsibility

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 279 - 011 Corporate Social Responsibility  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Online:   09 May 2017 to 26 Jun 2017
Hours: 20.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $445.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Sheila R. Carruthers MBA CMC
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Text:  None

Recommended Texts (Optional Reading):

Title: CSR and Sustainability: From the Margins to the Mainstream

Edition: 1st

Authors: Michael Hopkins

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC (Jan. 13 2016)


Title: The Age of Responsibility: CSR 2.0 and the New DNA of Business

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Wayne Visser & Jeffrey Hollender

Publisher: Wiley


Title: CSR 2.0: Transforming Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility

Edition: 2014 edition

Authors: Wayne Visser

Publisher: Springer


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  Section Notes:  

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.
  • This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L).
  • Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am on the start date.
A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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