Rivier University

Rivier University


As an Adjunct Faculty Member, Dr. Mary works with students to provide instructional guidance. See the list below for her available courses.

BUS 761AH2 Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Stewardship

Course Description:

This course is intended to introduce students to the ethical dilemmas that organizations face; the ethical behavior expected from them by society, and the approaches organizations can adopt to become responsible corporate citizens.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

o   Characterize the fundamentals of the relationships that exist between the Business, Government and Social sectors.

o   Describe the relationships of Business, Government, and Societal sectors and how ethical issues have a significant impact on the perceptions of all of the firm’s stakeholders.
o   Identify and analyze the critical nature of Corporate Governance.
o   Evaluate the nature of Corporate Strategic Philanthropy and how participation in philanthropic causes affects the firm’s image and perception in the minds of stakeholders.
o   Analyze how the firm’s internal culture is affected by the leadership of the firm and the many challenges linked to the external cultures where the firm conducts business.
o   Identify and analyze the linkages of causality between the public good and governmental regulation.
o   Synthesize the critical nature of environmental care and sustainability as issues for the firm in the 21stcentury.
o   Apply critical thinking skills to analyze situations.
o   Compare and contrast the opportunities provided by technology for the organization.
o   Utilize effective communication techniques.

o   Evaluate situations that present potential legal and ethical issues and develop solutions for those issues.


BUS 590


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