BUS 391 - Corporate Social Responsibility Practicum

4 credits

Four weeks in Denmark

Dean Rob Straughan and Prof. Elizabeth Oliver

BUS 391 is a project-based course that further explores the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability as practiced in Denmark, regarded as one of the most progressive economies. Students will be assigned to work in small groups (4 students) with a sponsoring organization on a problem facing the organization that is related to sustainability. Organizations may include both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. For example sponsors in 2014 included the Danish Red Cross and one of the largest commercial seafood companies in the world. Direct experience with either the topic of CSR or advising businesses or not-for-profits is desirable.

Prerequisite: Any one of the following or instructor approval: BUS 180, BUS 197, BUS 211, BUS 221, ACCT 320 or ECON 210. BUS 365 is also strongly recommended.

Program Fee (paid to W&L): $3,800. This includes ground transportation, accommodation, group meals, fees to DIS and admission to Tivoli.

Estimated Additional Costs: Airfare - $1,200; ground transportation - $350; other meals - $1,160; spending money - $500; Danish phone - $50.

For further details, please contact Dean Straughan at straughanr@wlu.edu or Professor Oliver at olivere@wlu.edu.