BUS 391 - Corporate Social Responsibility Practicum

4 credits
Four weeks in Denmark
Prof. 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, recent sponsors have included a global pharmaceutical company, a medical device company, a boutique consultancy, and a municipal government office. Direct experience with the topic of CSR, experience with applied research, and/or experience advising businesses or not-for-profits is desirable. Interdisciplinary perspectives are also greatly valued. Interested students should be able to demonstrate relevant experience.

Program Fee (paid to W&L): $4,500  This fee includes: Tuition, room, a few meals, fees, ground transportation.

Estimated Additional Costs: Airfare ($1,200 estimate) $1,170 for other meals, books, cell phone, passport, visa (if applicable) and spending money.