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MBA 527 Iss in Ethics/Social Responsibil
Holtsclaw, Charice L.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

MBA 527 Iss in Ethics/Social Responsibil

Semester

F1P 2012 DL

Faculty

Holtsclaw, Charice L.

Title

Associate Professor, Attorney

Degrees/Certificates

JD - Washburn School of Law
MBA - Park University
B.S. Bus Mgmt - Northwest Missouri State University

Office Hours

As needed by appointment

Daytime Phone

816-842-6700 (prefer email)

E-Mail

charice.holtsclaw@park.edu

Semester Dates

Aug 20 - Oct 14

Class Days

Monday - Sunday

Class Time

CST

Prerequisites

MG620 or equivalent approved by Program Director.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Required Textbooks
 

Business Ethics As Rational Choice
by John Hooker
Publisher:  Prentice Hall
Copyright:  2011
Format:  Paper; 120 pp

ISBN: 978-0-13-6118671 print
ISBN-13 978-0-13-611868-8 etext

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
MBA 527 Corporate Ethicsa & Social Responsibility: This course explains the importance and rationale of ethical decision making in business environment as well as the skills and analysis necessary to succeed in professional careers. Ethical standard such as competency, integrity, objectivity, confidentiality and professionalism will be addressed from a valued oriented business approach with a better understanding of legal implications. Prerequisite: MG 260 or equivalent approved by Program Director. (Formerly MG 527)

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy centers around readings, cases, and review questions because the best way to learn the topic is through application and discussion.  Lectures and outside resources will supplement the readings to highlight important concepts, and are to be incorproated into class discussions and homework questions to allows the concepts to sink in so that you will be able to apply them in a business setting.  

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the importance and rationale of ethical decision making in business environment.
  2. Recognize the importance developing high ethical standards of personal conduct and recognize the consequences that result from meeting and/or exceeding the minimum ethical standard required by the business profession.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to high levels of integrity and ethics in professional relationships with all stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrate highly of competency, objectivity and confidentiality in the working environment.
  5. Demonstrate a valued oriented business approach with a better understanding of legal implications.
  6. Analyze current business ethical issues, such as tobacco marketing, advertising and children, child and slave labor, and corporate justice.
  7. Demonstrate, through discussion and written responses to case study assignments, an awareness of sound ethical values and principles.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Homework, Discussion, Article & Movie Review, Team Projects and Final Exam 

Grading Rubrics

Discussion (weekly points possible: 40)

Criteria Points
Post initial response by Thursday midnight with appropriate content and cites 20
Post thoughtful and interactive responses to other students (minimum of 2) by Sunday midnight 20

 

Homework (weekly points possible: 50)

Criteria Points
Answering each of the correct questions and submitting by midnight on Sunday. 15
Spelling, grammar, citations, and composition 10
Effort, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness of the responses, including application to weekly subject matter. 25

 

Documentary Review (possible points: 50 for each review)

Criteria Points
Selection of relevant documentary and summary 10
Spelling, grammar, composition and citations 15
Analysis and application to course 25

 

Team Project (points possible: 40 each)

Criteria Points
Content of team work, including composition, grammar, application to course concepts 25
Individual contribution based on peer reviews 10
Submission of peer review of teammates 5

 

Final Exam - Case Analysis (possible points 150)

Criteria Points
 Analysis and application of conditions for rationale choice  110
 Grammar, spelling, composition, and sentence structure  25
 Use of proper citations  15

 

Grading:
Point Distribution

Assignment Points
Weekly Homework assignments (50 points each week) Weeks 2-6 250
Weekly Discussion Activities (40 points each week) Weeks 1, 3, 5 - 7 200
Article Review - Week 1 50
Documentary Review - Week 7 50
Team Projects (40 points each) - Weeks 2 and 4 80
Final Exam - Week 8 150
Total 780

  Letter Grades

Grade Points Percent
A 702-780 90-100%
B 624-701 80-89%
C 546-623 70-79%
D 468-545 60-69%
F Less than 468 Less than 60%

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

As a general rule late assignments are not accepted. At instructor's discretion late assignments may be accepted if you contact the instructor prior to the due date and request permission to turn in late. Instructor will determine an applicable point deduction for lateness.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Netiquette is a set of guidelines for how individuals communicate over the Internet. The important concept here is that students respect one another. http://www.albion.com/netiquette/.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
  Week 1 Assignments:

  • Read Chapter 1 of the textbook
  • Review the Lecture presentation
  • Discussion Questions (40 points) - answers due by midnight Thursday; Responses due by midnight Sunday
  • Article Review (50 points) - due in dropbox by midnight Sunday
Week 2 Assignments:
  • Read Chapter 2 of the textbook
  • Review the Lecture presentation
  • Homework (50 points) - due in dropbox by midnight Sunday
  • Team Project – Case presentation (25 points)  - due by Thursday at midnight
Week 3 Assignments:
  • Read Chapter 3 of the textbook
  • Review the Lecture presentation
  • Discussion Questions (40 points) - answers due by midnight Thursday; Responses due by midnight Sunday
  • Homework (50 points) - due in dropbox by midnight Sunday
Week 4 Assignments:
  • Read Chapter 4 of the textbook;
  • Review the Lecture presentation
  • Homework (50 points) - due in dropbox by midnight Sunday
  • Team Project (25 points) - due by midnight Thursday
Week 5 Assignments:
  • Read Chapter 5 of the textbook
  • Review the Lecture presentation
  • Discussion Questions (40 points) - answers due by midnight Thursday; Responses due by midnight Sunday
  • Homework (50 points) - due in dropbox by midnight Sunday
Week 6 Assignments:
  • Read Chapter 6 of the textbook
  • Review the Lecture presentation
  • Discussion Questions (40 points) - answers due by midnight Thursday; Responses due by midnight Sunday
  • Homework (50 points) - due in dropbox by midnight Sunday
Week 7 Assignments:
  • Read Chapter 7 of the textbook
  • Review the Lecture presentation
  • Discussion Questions (40 points) - answers due by midnight Thursday; Responses due by midnight Sunday
  • Documentary Review (50 points) - due in dropbox by midnight Sunday 
Week 8 Assignments:
  • Final exam due by midnight on Wednesday (150 points)

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21-22

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21


Attendance Policy:

Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools. Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 26

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:8/3/2012 4:15:29 PM