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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a management philosophy that enables a company to be socially accountable to its employees, shareholders, and the general public. It is concerned with a company's sense of duty to the community and the ecosystem (both ecological and social) in which it works. It is an important factor that determines a company's development, brand image, and profits.

A degree in Corporate Social Responsibility teaches students how to examine, investigate, and evaluate a wide range of business issues. They learn to address ethical questions about business and management, as well as to think about complicated topics from a range of socially conscious viewpoints. CSR activities also aid in the development of stronger bonds between workers and businesses. Most colleges and universities offer Corporate Social Responsibility as a Master's Degree, as a specialisation, or as a short-term course. It has a multi-disciplinary approach and provides students with useful business knowledge as well as communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills.

CSR is an important aspect in any business as it helps companies become socially responsible for cultivating positive brand recognition, increasing customer loyalty, and attracting top-tier employees. These factors, along with many others, are critical for any business to achieve increased profitability and long-term success.


Study Levels

Corporate Social Responsibility can be studied under various accreditations. Depending on interest and qualifications, students may opt to pursue CSR courses under the various qualifications as below:

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in Work and Labour Studies
Bachelor of Science in Management with Corporate Responsibility
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Enterprise Development
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Communication Strategy
Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
Master of Arts in International Corporate Governance
Master of Science in Corporate Financial Management
Master of Science in Corporate Environment Management
Master of Science in Global Corporations and Policy
Master of Law in International Corporate Governance
Master of Law in Corporate Governance
Master of Business Administration
Masters in Management
Postgraduate Diploma / Certificate (PGDip / PGCert)


Wide ranges of specialised areas are open to those wishing to pursue advanced learning opportunities in sustainability and enhancing stakeholder participation and social and environmental impact.

Throwing Caps

Students can choose to specialize in areas like:

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Corporate Environmental Governance
Corporate Environmental Management
Corporate Law
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Global Business & Sustainability
Management and Corporate Sustainability
Social Business Management
Social Entrepreneurship

Sustainability & Innovation
Sustainable Finance
Sustainable Systems
Applied Philanthropy
Stakeholder Relationship Management
Social Innovation
Supply Chain
Employee Relations



Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the ideal field for those looking for a highly fulfilling socially responsible business career. A career in CSR is focused on improving how a company can give back to society. The increased demand for CSR professionals has been necessitated by the increased public demand for sustainable, legal, and environmentally responsible business practices. MNCs currently employ a large majority of the professional CSR to manage, coordinate and publish several programs and initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of the business.


    CSR is a constantly evolving environment with plenty of space for new ideas and thought. Individuals are invited to use and cultivate strategies, innovation, analysis, presentations, and public speech to make a meaningful difference. Individuals wishing to boost their career prospects in CSR can do so by gaining valuable work experience in the field of business, entrepreneurship, or environmental science.

    CSR graduates can find employment in both the private and public sector undertaking. In the private sector, they may be employed by a wide variety of non-governmental organizations, industry associations, think tanks, and academic institutions. The public sector, on the other hand, offers a wide range of opportunities for graduates in national government agencies and international organisations.


    Career prospects include:

    Corporate Governance Manager
    Strategic Communicator
    Environmental and Social Risk Manager
    Sustainability Director
    Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator
    Human Resource Manager
    Senior Ecologist
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