INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 108 Business Ethics Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Muhammed Said DİNÇ, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Assist. Prof. Dr. Muhammet Sait Dinc Said Dinç, Instructor
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Business ethics is a course that analyses business activity and practices from moral values point of view. In this course, the main focus will be that business actions and decisions should be considered in the light of moral principles and values, and ethical motives in business activity will make business better and more successful.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The general goals of this course are to explore the role and purpose of ethics in business, to present methods of moral reasoning, case analysis, and of resolving ethical dilemmas, to present the ethical values considered especially relevant to business activity—respect for human dignity, honesty, fairness, and the development of trust, to present the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction - The Business and Society Relationship (Ch.1)
  2. Corporate Citizenship: Social Responsibility, Performance, Sustainability (Ch.2)
  3. Corporate Citizenship: Social Responsibility, Performance, Sustainability (Ch.2)
  4. Stakeholder Approach to Business, Society, and Ethics (Ch.3)
  5. Stakeholder Approach to Business, Society, and Ethics (Ch.3)
  6. Business Ethics Fundamentals (Ch.7)
  7. Business Ethics Fundamentals (Ch.7)
  8. MIDTERM EXAM
  9. Personal and Organizational Ethics (Ch.8)
  10. Personal and Organizational Ethics (Ch.8)
  11. Ethical Issues in Global Arena (Ch.10)
  12. Ethical Issues in Global Arena (Ch.10)
  13. Consumer Stakeholders (Ch.14)
  14. Employee Stakeholders and Workplace Issues (Ch.17)
  15. Project Presentations

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. (A)The Body Shop
  2. (B)The Body Shop`s reputation is tarnished (C) The Body Shop Into the New Millennium
  3. Walmart: The main street Merchant of Doom
  4. The Hudson River Cleanup and GE
  5. Dole`s DBCP Legacy
  6. McDonald`s-The Coffee Spill Heard `Round the World
  7. McDonald`s-The Coffee Spill Heard `Round the World
  8. MIDTERM EXAM

  1. Tragedy in Bangladesh
  2. Chiquita: An Excruciating Dilemma between Life and Law
  3. Coke and Pepsi in India
  4. Nike, Inc. And Sweatshops
  5. Big Pharma`s Marketing Tactics
  6. Walmart`s Labor Practices
  7. REVIEW

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Presentation
  • Student debates
  • Case Studies
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz310
Homework15
Midterm Exam(s)125
Term Paper110
Attendance15
Final Exam145
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Archie B. Carroll and Ann K. Buchholtz, Business and Society, Ethics, Sustainability and Stakeholder Management, 9th Edition, USA 2015

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0