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DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-DASMARINAS

COLLEGE OF BUSINES ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTANCY


GRADUATE STUDIES IN BUSINESS
1st Term SY 2017-2018

COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE CODE: GMGT620


COURSE TITLE: BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
COURSE TYPE:LECTURE
COURSE CREDIT: 3 UNITS
PRE- REQUISITES: INTEGRATING COURSE
CO-REQUISITES:NONE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course discusses the principles of Ethics and Social Responsibility as they apply to that human activity that we call
business. Concomitant to discussing ethical issues and problems in business, this course likewise discusses the construct that
business today must consider the welfare of the society as its primary stakeholder. The aim of this course is to prepare you to
become relevant managers and business leaders of the 21st century who can promote human, social and moral values in business
decision making.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME:

1. Apply ethical principles by promoting conscionable practices in business transactions.


2. Develop a framework for ethical decision making in commercial and organizational transactions.
3. Propose the highest standard of honesty and integrity at all times in business and industry.
4. Demonstrate concern for the environment and its limited resources.
5. Make use of the principles of Good Governance in managing effectively and efficiently the resources of the company.
6. Discover the ethical issues of the 21st century and anticipate pro-active solutions to them.
7. Formulate a personal business philosophy to serve as guide for ethical decision making.

LEARNING PLAN:

Mid-Term Period Task

Topics Hours Learning Outcome Teaching-Learning Assessment


/Wee Activity Strategy
k

Introduction to Ethics and 3 Explain of the importance of Introduction and Reflective papers
Business hrs./w ethics in business. getting to know each Quiz
k1 other Case Analysis
The Fundamental Principles Examine the Philosophical and Overview of the course
of Ethics metaphysical foundations of through PPT
3 ethics. presentation of topics
hrs/w
k2

9
Normative Ethical hrs./
Principles Wks Film Showing
3-5 Adapt an ethical framework for Critiquing of ethical
decision making. theories
Apply ethical principles and Collaborative
standards in business activities discussion
and fiduciary transactions.

Ethical issues and Problems 9 Demonstrate the ability to Lecture and PPT Case analysis
in hrs/w recognize and analyze ethical presentation of topics Long quiz
Business and Corporate ks 6- issues and provide appropriate Case study and group Reflective Papers
World 8. solutions/interventions. discussion on Best
Apply the ideals of accountability Practices of Good
Principles of Good 3hrs/ and sustainability of business Corporate governance
Governance wk 9. operations. (Local and
Develop a sense of stewardship international
Business, Environmental and responsibility towards the companies)
issues and Climate change 3 environment as businessmen and
hrs./w business leaders.
k 10

MIDTERM EXAMINATION (1.5 HRS.)

Final Period Task

Topics Hours Learning Outcome Teaching-Learning Assessment


/Wee Activity Strategy
k

History of Corporate Social 3 Develop a sense of social Lecture


Responsibility hrs./w responsibility as managers and PPT presentation Short quiz
k 11 business leaders.

Explain the basic concepts of Collaborative


Principles of Corporate 3 Corporate Social Responsibility discussion on Best
Social Responsibility hrs/w including its corresponding Practices of CSR
k 12 advantages and disadvantages.

Managing Corporate Social 3 Design an effective Corporate


Responsibility hrs/w Social Responsibility plans for the Film Showing Film analysis
k13 business organizations.
Presentation and Submission 6 Apply CSR concepts in real Critiquing of Submission of
of Final Product hrs./w life corporate scenarios group video clips and
ks 14- from research and class presentations hard copies of CSR
15 discussions Research

Group
presentation of
CSR research and
CSR Action Plan
FINAL EXAMINATION (1.5 HRS.)

GRADING SYSTEM

Midterm Period Final Period


Major examination 30% Major examination 30%

Quizzes 10% Final Output 20%

Individual research and 20% Group Activity/case 20%


presentation Discussion
Case analysis/Group Activity 20% Film Critiquing 10%

Reflective Papers 10% Reflective Papers 10%

Attendance 10% Attendance 10%

REFERENCES

Call number/e-provider Materials (textbooks, references, journals, online)


HF5387.B791 2015 Brooks, Leonard T. (2015)Business and professional ethics for directors, executives and
accountants.USA:Cengage Learning.

HF5387.D461a 2014 DesJardins, Joseph R. (2014). An introduction to business ethics.NY:McGraw-Hill.

HF5387.D461a2014 DesJardins, Joe and Hartman, Laura P.(2014) Business ethics. New York: McGraw-Hill.

BJ1012.M2162015 Fiola, Andrew and MacKinnon, Barbara. (2015).Ethical theories and contemporary issues.
Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.

HF5387.63742012 Gilbert, Joseph.(2012). Ethics for managers. NewYork: Routledge.


(no new edition)
HF5387.H794.2011 Hosmer, LaRue.(2011). The ethics of management .New York, USA: McGraw-Hill.
(no new edition)
BJ1012.M7242010 Moga, Michael D.(2014).Towards authentic morality .Mandaluyong City: National Bookstore.

HF5387.R53201 Roa, Floriano C.(2011). Business ethics and social responsibility. Quezon City: Rex Bookstore.
(no new edition)
www.ojs.philippinestudies.net
ejbo.jyu.fi/articles/0201_1html
http://www.globalethics.org
business-ethics.com
www.scu.edu/ethics
wwwapplied-corporate-governance.com
www.youdictionary.com/business_ethics

CLASS POLICIES

i. Class Attendance. A significant portion of your learning is dependent on your participation in, and contribution to, the classroom
community. You are expected to be in class, turn in all work on time, and significantly contribute to the classroom discussion.
You should notify me personally in advance regarding all approved absences.
ii. You can be absent only (due to sickness or extremely unavoidable circumstances), for a maximum of 9 hours, inclusive of
tardiness. You are held responsible for all lessons and requirements that you missed during your absence. All absences after that
shall mean excessive absences, which will merit a grade of 0.00.
iii. Assignments. Assignments will be due at the beginning of class unless otherwise indicated. Assignments turned in after the due
date will not be accepted. There is no provision for make up for any missed assignment.
iv. Seatwork. There is no provision for makeup for any missed seatwork.
v. Quizzes and Examinations. You are expected to do your own work on the examinations and are responsible to protect your work
from being copied by your classmates. Reference materials may not be used during quizzes and examinations. Make-up quizzes
are given for excused absences only. If you miss any quiz you should see me during my consultation hours on the day you report
to our class to schedule the make-up quiz. You will lose the chance to take the special quiz if you fail to take such as scheduled.
vi. Major Examinations. There will be two major examinations. You may take a special examination only if your failure to take
such is due to an approved absence, sickness, or extremely unavoidable circumstances. You are responsible for arranging the
schedule with me. Special major examination is given only within one week after the examination schedule.
vii. Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty. Acts prohibited by the University for which discipline may be administered include scholastic
dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating on an examination or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with
another in preparing outside work. The academic work you will submit shall be the result of your thought, research, or self-
expression. An academic work is defined as, but not limited to, tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects,
either individual or group; classroom presentations, and assignments. If you engage yourself in an academic dishonesty you will
be subjected to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on an activity in question to expulsion from the University.
viii. Reference materials. The reference materials are essential learning tools. In order to succeed in this course. You will need to
spend time reading it in advance.
ix. Proper Decorum in the Classroom. Cellular phones should always be in silent mode during class hours; the use of cellular
phones is prohibited in class unless a special permission is sought. The use of other electronic gadgets during class hours is also
prohibited. The use of translators, tablets, cps is strictly prohibited during quizzes and major examinations. Civility in the
classroom is expected from all members of the class.
x. General Concerns. All written requirements should be completed on appropriate working papers with your name, date and type
of course requirement. Documents should have a neat, professional appearance and be stapled in correct sequential order. All
written answers/solutions must be prepared using correct format, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Refer to APA
requirements. Only black/blue ballpoint pen is allowed.
xi. Other Concerns Relative to the Class. Any concern that is relevant to the class should be brought to my attention before it is
elevated to a higher authority or an outside party. This would cover, for instance, complaints directed to me (manner of teaching,
grades, etc.) or to your classmates. Special arrangements requested due to certain situations (e.g. a students disabling condition)
maybe decided and acted on a case-to-case basis.
xii. Other matters not provided in the preceding policies concerning this class maybe resolved within the bound of university policy.
PREPARED: Graduate Studies in Business
1st Term SY 2017-2018

ENDORSED: Jacqueline L. Morta, PhD


Director, Graduate Studies in Business

APPROVED: Mary Felidora Florinor M. Amparo, PhD


Dean, CBAA