Jan 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022
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BUSN 2060 - Corporate Responsibility

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

BUSN 2060 provides students with a comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities of business in society. The topics covered include corporate social responsibility, legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, business ethics, and stakeholder relationships.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to describe key aspects of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Explain business ethics and the ethical decision making process.
  2. Identify who stakeholders are.
  3. Explain corporate social responsibility and how it fits into business strategy.
  4. Identify components of the corporate governance process.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to describe how the external environment impacts ethical decision making and socially responsible behavior.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Outline the US legal and regulatory environments.
  2. Identify contemporary technology related issues.
  3. Describe the concept of sustainability.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to describe how stakeholder groups impact ethical decision making and socially responsible behavior.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Identify contemporary employee issues.
  2. Identify contemporary consumer issues.
  3. Analyze the relationship between business and the community.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to navigate the process of identifying and responding to ethical dilemmas.

Objectives: Students will:

  1. Assess the dilemma using framework from the ethical decision making process.
  2. Draw a conclusion from research conducted.
  3. Articulate their position in both verbal and written formats.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 

  1. Overview
    1. Introduction to Business Ethics
    2. Factors that influence ethical decision making
    3. Definition of stakeholders
    4. Differences between primary and secondary stakeholder groups
    5. Social Responsibility
    6. Arguments for and against social responsibility
    7. Corporate Governance
  2. The External Environment
    1. Legal/regulatory
    2. The relationship between business and government
    3. Technology
    4. Sustainability
  3. Business’ Relationship with Stakeholders
    1. Employees
    2. Customers
    3. Community
  4. Strategic Programs
    1. Code of conduct
    2. Program components
    3. Social Audit process

Primary Faculty
Greek, Patrick
Secondary Faculty
James, Robert
Associate Dean
Johnson, Elise
Dean
Balsamo, Michael



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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