BUSM70012
Ethical Issues in Business
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 45.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2019
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Management Development Studies
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20190506_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Software Requirement: MS Word 2007 or higher This is a Fanshawe College course that is offered through Sheridan FCAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students will be introduced to the study of Ethics and the case study method. Cases will be drawn from real business situations. Using a combination of research papers and case studies, students will be required to discuss the cases, papers and solutions in class. Reports and presentations of various cases will be used to determine the students' grades.

Program Context

 
Management Development Studies Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a compulsory course in the Management Development Studies program.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
N/A
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts of business ethics.
  2. Apply ethical problem solving models.
  3. Prepare and present ethical arguments to support a business decision.
  4. Assess and make recommendations using a case study approach to ethical decisions.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Assignments40.0%
 Discussion Board20.0%
 Quiz(zes)/Test(s)40.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
N/A

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Other
    Notes:  This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Fanshawe College) FA-MGMT3021.

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
RequiredTextbookCanadian Business & Society: Ethics & Responsibilities (w) Connect, Robert Sexty, McGraw-Hill, 4th, ISBN 9781259087547

Applicable student group(s): All
Course Details:

Session Description

  •  Course Introduction - Why study Ethics
  •  Moral reasoning and Ethical Decision making in Business Case Study - Assignment
  •  Ethical Principles, Utilitarianism, Rights - Assignment
  •  Ethical Principles, Justice and Caring, Case Study
  •  From Theory to Practice, Decision Making and presenting Ethical-based arguments
  •  A strategy for making ethical decisions
  • Truth and the Ethical Imperative, a discussion paper, case study - Assignment
  • Values, Morality in international context
  • Advertising Ethics
  • Ethics in the marketplace, Dealing with the news media
  • Ethics and the media, case study - Assignment
  • Employee Relations and discrimination in the workplace
  • Ethical challenges in Crisis, Communications, Case study - Assignment
  • Ethics and Environment, Politics of Organization
  • Wrap up


Sheridan Policies

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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