Switzerland, Zurich - Winterthur

Corporate Responsibility

when 12 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee CHF 2900

Get an insight on how Swiss companies combine social responsibility and business success. Why is an increasing number of companies concerned with matters such as responsible business practice and contributions to sustainable development, even to the extent of aligning their corporate strategy accordingly? Is it possible for a company to achieve a competitive edge through a high level of corporate responsibility? As value chains become increasingly globalized, stakeholders hold companies accountable for how their actions affect society in other regions of the world. One instrument that reflects such expectations is the new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently published by the United Nations. An effective policy of corporate responsibility can be of strategic importance to a company. Innovative companies prepared to adapt quickly to global challenges can gain a clear competitive advantage. More than any other country, Switzerland relies on voluntary initiatives by the private sector, rather than government regulation, to promote corporate responsibility. In this course, you will study best-practice examples and integrative models to learn the key success factors of companies that have embraced corporate responsibility and made it an integral part of their strategy. Sound theoretical and practical knowledge taught in the classroom is combined with an inspiring company visit.

Join us for an additional Study Trip to Milan. This highly intensive Study Trip is open to all Swiss Summer Academy students who have signed up for one of our Summer Academy courses.

Great Benefits at Every Level! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study at one of Switzerland’s leading business schools, while getting to know our culture and our people. Acquire new skills, expand your perspective, develop your network, and add valuable skills to your resume. You will be able to meet and interact with students from around the world, network with business leaders during company visits, and discover the natural beauty of our country. Interesting and popular company visits, field trips, and an attractive range of extracurricular activities will make your stay a unique experience. Be part of yet another fantastic Summer Academy. We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Switzerland.

Target group

Registration is open to undergraduates and
Master’s students.

Credits info

6 ECTS
The successful completion of the program will be rewarded with 6 ECTS credits and a certificate of attendance from the ZHAW School of Management and Law.
Extra 1,5 ECTS credits can be acquired during the additional study trip to Milan.

If there is a demand from partner institutions for additional ECTS within the main course we would consider individual assignments for the respective group of students.

Fee info

CHF 2900: Program fee of CHF 2,900: Incl. course materials, company visits, Swiss pass (free public transportation), pick-up and transfer to Winterthur, and welcome and farewell event. Accommodation not included in the program fee. The Swiss Summer Academy team will provide you with a list of attractive accommodation options near our campus.

If applicable additional Study Trip fee of CHF 1,500: Incl. transport, accommodation and assignments.

A 10% price reduction is available for students from partner institutions. Early bird discount of 5% for participants from non-partner institutions if registered by 17 March.

We are happy to discuss further discounts if a partner institution is interested to send a bigger group of students.