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BSAD 195 – Ethics & Social Resp. in Mgt.

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Specialized or experimental courses offered as resources permit. Prerequisite: Business Administration major or minor; Minimum Junior standing.

Section Description: Today’s crisis brings our financial, economic and governance systems to an unprecedented moment of truth. The whole world is facing a strong socio-economical uncertainty and societal distrust, while the acceleration of climate and demographic changes are hurrying for a drastic political, cultural and technological (r)evolution. As such, the overall objective of this course is to engage students in reflecting upon the role and purpose of business organizations in society and question the sense of human action in these business organizations in order to face tomorrow’s world challenges in a socially responsible and sustainable way. For this purpose, after having introduced and discussed fundamentals of business ethics and ethical decision-making models, we will address the specificity of business organizations’ impact on society by discussing the principles and practices covered by the field(s) of stakeholder theory, corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate sustainability (CS) and associated notions. In particular, we will see how these notions can help future managers in developing alternative values-based business and management models in their commercial activities.

CRN: 95564

Section: B

Enrolled/Seats: 15/30

Days Time Location
TR 13:15 - 14:30 KALKIN BUILDING 325

Instructor(s): Kenneth De Roeck

Meeting Dates: 28 Aug 2017 - 08 Dec 2017