Business Ethics

By Archana Vechalekar   |   Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Learners enrolled: 4750

In these days of liberalization, globalization and privatization, the role of business has become expanded to include onerous social responsibility and proactive economic developments. As such, only ethical business can become the engine for this change. A business manager who is steeped in ethical values will be a welcome harbinger of that golden era. It is to be hoped that the legal department of every corporation will have the assistance of a manager with deep commitment to and professional expertise in Business Ethics, to provide proper inputs and guidance to the board of management.

This course would be definitely useful to anyone who is willing to acquire basic insights into the domain of business ethics. Also, the connection between ethics and social responsibility is also explained during the course.

Objectives of this course:

- Import Knowledge of Business Ethics to the Student

- Impart Knowledge of various Business Ethics practices

- Give students, understanding of modern Business Ethics and their
  residing applications in different context

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 05 Dec 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 14 Oct 2020
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Weekly Plan
Week 1 : Meaning and Nature of Ethics, Moral and Ethics: Importance of Ethics, Types of Ethics,
         Causes of Unethical Behavior
Week 2 : Meaning, Nature and Importance of Business Ethics, Types of Business Ethics,
         Factors Influencing Business Ethics, Corporate Ethics: Ethical Behavior and
         Audit of Ethical Behavior
Week 3 : Individual Ethics, Professional Ethics, Gandhian Philosophy of Ethical Behavior, Social Audit,
         Concept of Globalization and Global Business Network, Relationship among Business,
         Business Ethics and Business Development
Week 4 : Developing Business System Ethics relating to Ethics in Global Economy,
         Marketing Ethics in Foreign Trade, Role of Business Ethics in Developing Civilized Society,
         Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility
Week 5 : Relationship between CSR and Business Ethics, Justice and Economic Environment Protection,
         Business Ethics and Consumer Protection, Business Ethics and Social Justice
Week 6 : Arguments for and against Corporate Social Responsibility, Meaning of Functional Ethics,
         Types of Ethics according to Functions of Business (Marketing and HRM),
         Types of Ethics according to Functions of Business (Purchase, Selling and Distribution)
Week 7 : Patents, Copy-rights, Intellectual Property rights, Trade Marks, and Business Ethics,
         Ethical Value System, Values
Week 8 : Indian Values and Ethics, Business Ethics, Ethics and Corporate Excellence,
         Indian and Global Case Studies

Note - This Course Structure has been evenly distributed over a span of 15 Weeks.

Books and references

- Business Ethics - O.C. Ferrell, John Paul Fraedrich, Linda Ferrell
- Business Ethics - Gautam Pherwani
- Business Ethics - Ritu Pamraj
- Business Ethics - Prof. Agalgatti
- Governance ethics and social responsibility of business – Neeru Vasishth and Namita Rajput
- Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases – Manuel G. Velasquez

Instructor bio

Archana Vechalekar

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Prof. Archana Vechalekar
Working as visiting faculty at Zeal Education Society

A Certified EQ Educator. The said certification is awarded by a renowned organization in USA called Six Seconds. Has around 6 years of experience into academics and 2 years into industry
Has written five text books for various courses under SPPU viz., B.Com, MBA, MPM etc. Has to her credits, 6 international publications and 4 national publications. 

Course certificate

30% of Course Assessment and 70% of End - Term Proctored Exam

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