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News

New PRME-Sponsored Massive Open Online Course to Launch on 5 September

New PRME Sponsored MOOC ‘Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility, Ethics’ launches on 5th September

A new MOOC by UK University of Manchester Alliance Manchester Business School, academics, Frank Boons, Sally Randles and Oliver Laasch and sponsored by PRME will launch on 5th September 2016. The MOOC gives an introduction to the topics of sustainability, responsibility and ethics for practicing or aspiring managers from large or small businesses; or university course tutors, over six sessions (allow 2-4 hours per week) producing a six week course.

Assignments and lectures encourage the reflexive application of the themes covered, to partcipants’ own working situation and context enabling the flexible application of the core ideas and lessons to a rich diversity of global cultures and experiences. An online LinkedIn platform enables participants to connect to others participating in the MOOC around the world, enabling the sharing of knowledge and experience across a wide diversity of backgrounds, experiences and cultures, at the same time extending the global network of participants. Video interviews with practitioners and academics from around the world support the MOOC and are used to draw out cross-cutting themes for further reflection on these topics applied to real-world contexts.

Participation in the MOOC is free to all and is also freely available to support teaching in business and management or engineering and science schools as a way of integrating the topics and sub-themes of managing responsibly for participants into a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and courses. Anyone interested (individuals or course tutors) can sign up, via the COURSERA on-line MOOC platform (searching ‘Managing Responsibly’) from the 5th September and the course will repeat at four-weekly intervals.

Contacts for further information:

Sally.randles@manchester.ac.uk; & olaasch@responsiblemanagement.net

09 Aug 2016

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