Business Ethics BCOR 380
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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY College of Business and Economics Fall 2011 BUSINESS ETHICS BCOR 380 Section 001 CRN 86213 Tuesdays and Thursdays 830 am 945 am Room G 24 Eiesland Hall Instructor MBA T E mail Of ce Of ce Hours 1000 arni330 amp Courses Prerequisites None Expected Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to Identify and discuss important business ethics issues currently in the news Explain the impact those examples of unethical behavior can have on an organization Explain the core issues of concern in the privacy debate whistleblowing due process trade secrets environmentalism hostile work environment truthinadvertising the problem of agency discrimination and fraud Effectively conduct an ethical analysis of a work related case or situation Identify the stakeholders involved in an ethical issue Develop an ethically defensible decision and articulate it Identify the ethical issues uniquely pertaining to their chosen major Explain the important role played by codes of conduct in the professional world Describe what effective managers do to promote an ethical organizational climate Required Text Gini amp Marcoux Case Studies in Business Ethics sixth edition Pearson Prentiss Hall 2009 Social Justice Statement West Virginia University is committed to social justice I concur with that commitment and expect to maintain a positive learning environment based upon open communication mutual respect and nondiscrimination Our University does not discriminate on the basis of race sex age disability veteran status religion sexual orientation color or national origin Any suggestions as to how to further such a positive and open environment in this class will be appreciated and given serious consideration If you are a person with a disability and anticipate needing any type of accommodation in order to participate in this class Please advise me and make appropriate arrangement with Disability Services 2936700 Learning Outcome Measurement Each student39s achievement in meeting this course s expected learning outcomes will be measured with four exams and twenty essay questions Material presented by guest speakers will be on exams Each student is responsible for bringing Scantron form 30423 to each exam Grades will be determined from the following weighted activities EXAM SET ONE 400 points EXAM SET TWO 400 points ATTENDANCE ESSAYS 200 points TOTAL 1000 points Exam Set One will be comprised of the first three exams Only each student39s two highest grades will be regarded as valid The lowest scored exam will be regarded as a makeup exam No other makeups will be allowed for Exam Set One It is up to the student as to whether the tossed exam belongs to an exam missed or to an exam taken Privacy rules prevent a professor from distinguishing between a student who missed an exam for a valid reason and a student who cut the exam because he or she felt ill prepared Each exam will be worth 200 points Students with a letter of excuse from the University for a missed exam may makeup the exam by special arrangements with the professor No score from Exam Set Two may be applied to Exam Set One Exam Set Two will be comprised of the second three exams The sixth exam is the final exam and it will be equally weighted with the other exams Only each student39s two highest grades will be regarded as valid The lowest scored exam will be regarded as a makeup exam No other makeups will be allowed for Exam Set Two It is up to the student as to whether the tossed exam belongs to an exam missed or to an exam taken Privacy rules prevent a professor from distinguishing between a student who missed an exam for a valid reason and a student who cut the exam because he or she felt ill prepared Each exam will be worth 200 points Students with a letter of excuse from the University for a missed exam may makeup the exam by special arrangements with the professor No score from Exam Set One may be applied to Exam Set Two Twenty essay questions will be given during the course usually at the end of a class Students will be given adequate time to handwrite their papers and turn them in before leaving Each essay question will receive its 10 points plus 2 bonus points which can be used to cover a day missed or if not needed for that exam scores Points will be deducted if 1 the paper fails to meet the 100 word minimum If this seems too demanding simply consider that your professor used 252 words in this paragraph just to explain what is needed for each 100 word minimum paper and 2 the paper fails to convey that the student gave the essay question serious thought If a student turns in two or more papers every paper turned in will receive a score of zero These in class papers may not be madeup no matter what your reason Iffact professors are no longer allowed to know your reasons due to new privacy rights rules The bonus points 2 X 20 40 allow each student to miss four classes and still have perfect attendance Attendance will be posted on a spreadsheet posted on ecampus PLEASE NOTE Attendance means full attendance If the professor begins to notice that certain students habitually come into the classroom about twenty minutes before the class ends just to catch the attendance exercise two card scanners will be put into use at the beginning of class to correlate full attendance with the written essays Policies 1 Exam and attendance review requests must be presented to the professor within seven days after those points are posted Any student found cheating on an exam quiz or assignment will have 200 points deducted from his or her final score N BCOR 380 Business Ethics Course Schedule fall 2011 E M Topic of the Day Reading Assignment 1 Tue Aug 23 Review of syllabus and introduction to the course 2 Thu Aug 25 No reading assignments will be on the rst exam 3 Tue Aug 30 4 Thu Sep 1 5 Tue Sep 6 EXAM 1 classroom material only for Aug 23 through Sep 1 6 Thu Sep 8 p 23 The Parable ofthe Sadhu 7 Tue Sep 13 p 41 Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty 8 Thu Sep 15 p 65 Volvo s Crushing Blow 9 Tue Sep 20 p 76 The Dependence Effect 10 Thu Sep 22 EXAM 2 classroom material and reading assignments for Sep 8 through Sep 20 11 Tue Sep 27 p 99 The Fall of Michael Milken 12 Thu Sep 29 p 126 The Pannalat Affair 13 Tue Oct 4 p 154 The New Year s Eve Crisis 14 Thu Oct 6 p 170 Selling Your Sole at Birkenstock 15 Tue Oct 11 EXAM 3 classroom material and reading assignments for Sep 27 through Oct 6 16 Thu Oct 13 p 211 Big Blue in Argentina 17 Tue Oct 18 p 219 Living and Working in Bahrain 18 Thu Oct 20 p 237 Chrysler and Gao Feng 19 Tue Oct 25 p 242 Women in the Workplace 20 Thu Oct 27 p 255 Management Women and the New Facts 21 Tue Nov 1 EXAM 4 classroom material and reading assignments for Oct 13 through Oct 27 22 Thu Nov 3 p 297 Racism in the Workplace 23 Tue Nov 8 p 311 Management Dilemma 24 Thu Nov 10 p 335 Edible Carpets Anyone 25 Tue Nov 15 p 343 The Fight over Redwoods 26 Thu Nov 17 EXAM 5 classroom material and reading assignments for Nov 3 through Nov 15 THANKSGIVING BREAK 27 Tue Nov 29 p 350 Cybernetics Seven Short Cases 28 Thu Dec 1 p 370 Snipers Stalkers and Nibblers 29 Tue Dec 6 p 383 Leadership An Overview 30 Thu Dec 8 p 398 Ethics Take It From the Top Thu Dec 15 300 PM FINAL EXAM classroom material and reading assignments for Nov 29 through Dec 8
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