Business and Society

Business and Society

Professor Dr. Yusaf Akbar

What: This course is part of the official AUBG EMBA program, and is accessible for open enrollment. It allows you to take credit courses together with Executive MBA students at AUBG.
ECTS: 3 Credits
Where: Elieff Center for Education and Culture, Sofia
Who: Executive managers, team and group leaders, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and decision-makers, AUBG alumni and friends, and personal-growth seekers.

Course overview:

With unprecedented challenges facing humanity in the 21 century such as the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI); record income inequality in developed economies and the everpresent threat of human-induced climate change, what is the role for businesses in society? What potentially conflicting pressures do they face in their activities and performance? This course examines ethical and societal challenges facing businesses and business managers. It discusses the societal environment within which businesses function, the social, political and legal arrangements and power groups that condition interactions within and outside the marketplace. It also addresses issues of corporate leadership and social responsibility, and how they relate to managers and citizens of the world. A generation since the changes in Central and East Europe, we will closely examine business and society in a post-Transition, EU-context.

About Professor Yusaf Akbar

With extensive teaching, research and consulting experience in emerging markets - specifically of the Central and East European (CEE) region (currently engaged in consulting and executive education in Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Russia and Ukraine) - Yusaf’s current research interests are focused on two related topics: the internationalization capabilities of SMEs into emerging markets and non-market strategies of multinational firms. He is Associate Professor in Management at CEU Business School and completed Visiting Researcher positions at University of Trieste and the Wirtschaftsuniversiteit in Vienna in 2013.

Course Schedule

Date Time
Feb. 27, 2021 9:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Feb 28, 2021 9:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Mar 27, 2021 9:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Mar 28, 2021 9:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Regular Rate*

Special Rate for Alumni

925 Euro

695 Euro

VAT included VAT included

*Corporate packages available.


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