COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: BUSINESS ETHICS
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
BUS 407 B 1 - - - 3 6
Lecturer and Office Hours: Alban Tartari
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Elective
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: Business Ethics: To encourage students to reflect upon and develop their own worldview, this course provides an in-depth analysis of the moral responsibilities of a corporation and its employees. It analyzes the relationship between individual rights and the free market. The nature of a corporation, its structure, governance, ownership and social responsibilities are emphasized considering the living ethic of our own culture.
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to encourage students to reflect upon and develop their own worldview. This course provides an in-depth analysis of the moral responsibilities of a corporation and its employees. It analyzes the relationship between individual rights and the free market. The nature of a corporation, its structure, governance, ownership and social responsibilities are emphasized considering the living ethic of our own culture. Business Ethics, provides students with many issues, risks and approaches for ethical dilemma problem solving in the business environment. This course encourages students to evaluate their own personal/social morals and how these morals are integrated into their business careers, even when corporate/business ethics may be contradictory. This course encourages the student to understand how his/her current values/ convictions and business influences affect business decisions and the impact of such decisions on all stakeholders and society.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Course Introduction. Syllabus Review. The Importance of Business Ethics
2 Theoretical basis of Business Ethics
3 A Model of Business Ethics
4 Normative Theories of Business Ethics
5 Ethical Theory
6 Business ethics, public relations and corporate social responsibility
7 Emerging Business Ethics Issues
8 The Institutionalization of Business Ethics
9 Good Governance
10 Ethical leadership. Sustainability: Ethical and Social Responsibility Dimensions
11 Organizational Factors: The Role of Ethical Culture and Relationships
12 Developing an Effective Ethics Program
13 Myths and realities in the Business Ethics
14 Globalization of Ethical Decision-Making
Prerequisite(s): None
Textbook: 1. Ian Somerville, The Public Relations Handbook 2. John Hasnas, The Normative Theories of Business Ethics. 3. Edwin M. Epstein, Business Ethics, Corporate Good Citizenship, and the Corporate Social Policy Process: A View from the United States 4. Mark S. Shwartz, Effective Corporate Codes of Ethics: Perceptions of Code Users
Other References: KODI I PROCEDURAVE ADMINISTRATIVE I REPUBLIKËS SË SHQIPËRISË (Albanian) Codes of Ethics of different corporations in Albania
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 To understand the impact of the business environment on ethical decision making
2 To become familiar with the historical development of Business Ethics
3 To distinguish between Business Ethics and social responsibility.
4 To understand ethical issues in business
5 To apply moral philosophies to Business Ethics
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Homework
1
20
Midterm Exam(s)
1
20
Final Exam
1
60
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Assignments
Final examination 1 12 12
Other 1 30 30
Total Work Load:
150
Total Work Load/25(h):
6
ECTS Credit of the Course:
6