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The course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the basic concepts and principles on business ethics. Students will become familiar with various philosophical approaches and frameworks to ethical decision making and practical applications involving critical analysis of ethical problems and issues that arise in contemporary society and actual business context, such as: corporate governance and corporate compliance, corporate decision making and organizational culture, stakeholders interests and social responsibility, environment sustainability and ecology, ethical financial reporting and auditing, workplace ethics and consumers ethics, ethic in biotechnology, information and computers technology and digital musical industry.
B. LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and skills to:
• Understand key concepts and frameworks in the field of business ethics and realize the moral view point process when making the ethical judgment of business actions;
• Develop the ability to identify ethical and socially sensitive issues in business and/or social organizations, make a thorough critical review of them and conclude with proper proposals for resolving them;
• Develop the mental skills and proper code of conduct in identifying and resolving the sensitive ethical issues of business and social organizations;
• Encourage students to think critically and reflexively about the values that should drive the organizations decision making in an ever-changing and challenging business environment;
C. LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
The learning activities are based on a dynamic, participative and interactive approach to explore key issues related to business ethics. Students will be engaged in different learning environment, such case-studies development and presentations, individual research papers and assignments, role-play, critical-thinking as well as readings in text books and articles from recommended literature and online sources. An wide selections of case-studies provide students the opportunity to enhance their skills for applying ethical principles and ethical judgment to address complex, “real world” ethical business problems within the context of an ever-evolving social, economic, legal and political environment.
D. REQUIRED READINGS:
The following core textbooks are required training for the course:
1. Shaw, W. H. & Barry, V. “Moral Issues in Business”, (11th Ed), 2009. New York: Thomas/Wadsworth.
2. Stanwick, P. A. & Stanwick, S. D. “Understanding Business Ethics”, (2-nd Ed., 2013) or (1-st Ed., 2009). New York: Prentice-Hall.
3. O.C.Ferell, J.Fraedrich, L.Ferell, “Business Ethics”, (9-th Ed.), 2013. South-Western Cengage Learning.
1. Goodpaster, K, Nash.L, & Bettingnies, H.C, “Business Ethics: Policies and Persons”, 4-th ed., 2005, Mc-Graw & Hill;
2. During course development, students will be assigned additional training materials selected from specific online sources and/or magazines which they will be required according to the topics on the weekly basis. Therefore, Internet and Online Library Resources access is essential for normal course running.
E. METHODS AND CRITERIA FOR COURSE EVALUATION:
The methods and criteria of evaluation will be based on the following requirements:
Methods: The methods of evaluation will be based on the evaluation of class participation on daily basis and student’s performance on other deliverables and exams:
a) Class attendance and active participation, (20 %),
b) A case-study analysis and presentation, (30 %),
c) Mid-term exam, (25 %),
d) Final exam, (25 %).
Criteria: The criteria of evaluation will be based on how well the student has fulfilled the projected learning outcomes established for the course
F. The Grading Scale:
Generally Accepted Meaning
90-95 B+ 87-89 Good work, distinctly above average B 83-86 B- 80-82
70-72 D+ 67-69 Work that is significantly below average D 63-66 D- 60-62
Work that does not meet minimum standards for passing the course
G. PLAN FOR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
The formative assessment will be based on class participation, case studies analysis and presentations, individual assignments and other assignments, and mid-term and final examinations. The mid-term and final exam will consist on multiple choices questions, or a combination of multiple choices with essays development, which will assess the student’s comprehension of training materials, the concepts and frameworks developed throughout the course.
H. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Students Conduct: Students are expected to behave with civility and appropriate etiquette toward faculty and one another. Please set your cell phones on silent ring before class begins and refrain from using them until class is over.
Office Hours: After/or before lectures on lecture day or announced timings in case of assignments or reports. I encourage all students to drop by my office at any time with any questions or concerns you may have and/or through e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On-time Assignments: Assignments are judged to be on time when they are received before midnight on the due date. Late is any time after that. After this date thee assignment evaluation shall be downgraded.
Academic Dishonesty/Turnitin: UNYT does not tolerate academic dishonesty. Read the UNYT Student Honor Code for a more detailed description of plagiarism and cheating. All written assignments must be submitted to Turnitin. Please be aware that assignments submitted via Turnitin must comply with UNYT’s standards on Similarity Index.
Feedback: I will shall feedback on the graded assignment to you individually and to your personal email account within ten days of the due date of the assignment.
Midterm / Final: The midterm and final exam will cover only their respective training programs. The exams are closed – book. Mid-term and final exam will last 3 hours and will be held according to the course outlined as attached.
I-UNYT’s Support Services
If you feel that you have encountered special learning difficulties or serious problems that interfere with your studies, please make an appointment with UNYT’s Counseling Center, Dr. E.Cenko (email@example.com) and/or the Academic Support Center, Dr. A.Canollari (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information please contact the course-instructor or you’re your academic advisor.
J-Course Outline and Schedule
Topics and Issues
12 October 2015
• Presentation of course syllabus, and objectives
• Introduction of Ethical Thought Foundations
Stanwick & Stanwick, Ch.1;
Ferrell-Fraedrich-Ferrell, Ch.1 & Ch.6
26 October 2015
• Historical and contemporary development in Business Ethics issues
• Designing a framework for Case-Study analysis
Stanwick & Stanwhick, Ch.2;
2 November 2015
• Stakeholders analysis and Corporate Social Responsibility
Stanwick & Stanwhick, Ch. 3
9 November 2015
• Corporate Governance and Compliance;
Stanwick & Stanwick, Ch. 4,
• Strategic Planning and Corporate Culture
Stanwick & Stanwick, Ch. 8
Ferrell-Fraedrich-Ferrell, Ch.5 & Ch.7
16 November 2015
• Ethics and Financing Reporting
Stanwick & Stanwick, chapter, 9 23 November 2015 Midterm Exam (3 hours)
7 December 2015
• Ethics and the Environment
Stanwick & Stanwick, Chapter 5;
14 December 2015
• Consumers Ethics
Shaw & Barry, Chapter 6
21 December 2015
• Ethics in workplace: Basic Issues and Today’s Challenges
Shaw & Barry, Chapter 8 & 9
11 January 2016
• Ethics in Workplace: Moral Choices and Discrimination
Shaw & Barry, Chapter 10 & 11
18 January 2016
• Health Care Ethics
Stanwick & stanwick, Chapter 6
25 January 2016
• Ethics and Computers and Information Technology;
• Ethics in Digital Age
Stanwick & Stanwick, chapter 7
1 February 2016
• Establishing a Code of Ethics and and Evaluating Corporate
Stanwick & Stanwick, chapter 10 & 11
Ferrell-Fraedrich-Ferrell, Ch.8 & Ch.9 8 February 2015 • Final Exam (3 hours)
Dr. Perparim Dervishi