Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics

Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics – Certificate

University of Manchester – Managing Responsibly

About this course

Managers face increasing challenges of sustainability, responsibility and ethics. Responsible governance is a holistic approach to sustainability, responsibility and ethics that enables you, as a manager, to competently address these issues. This course will facilitate your learning process and help you change your practice to make it more sustainable, responsible and ethically informed.

We first present the context of the trend towards responsible management practice (week 1). Next, we explore the fundamentals of each set of questions, sustainability (week 2), responsibility (week 3), and ethics (week 4). In the fifth week, you will work on your own responsible management problem / challenge and learn responsible management methods in the area of ​​professional interests (e.g. strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, organization, operations, supply chain, human resources, marketing and communications, international management, accounting). and finance). In week 6 we will attempt to understand and experience what responsible governance means in practice, including opportunities and challenges, with a focus on transformative change. During these last two weeks, you will work in a problem-oriented way based on a complex topic that you have encountered in your own management practice.

During the course we will form multinational teams to meet the challenges you pose. The course also encourages the formation of partner networks that will allow you to continue your studies after completing the MOOC. MOOCs are an initiative created in collaboration with the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative.

General learning outcomes
1) Provide an introduction to the three pillars of responsible governance: sustainability, responsibility and ethics.
2) Help apply the knowledge and insights gained in these three areas to real-life problems in your own environment.
3) Identify, understand and facilitate individual actions that can lead to changes at the organizational and system level … “to act is to move”
4) Learn to appreciate and integrate different points of view and agree collective solutions to urgent problems.

University of Manchester

Boris Kisov


Innovation, IT & Management

10+ years of initiating and delivering sustained results and effective change for companies across a wide range of industries including
innovation, enterprise software, digital marketing, start-ups, advertising technology, e-commerce and government.