Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSBP2MB2212

Semester and Year Offered: 1th Semester (Winter Semester 2019)

Course Coordinator and Team: Dr.K.Valentina

Email of course coordinator: valentina[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Pre-requisites: No

Aim: The aim of the Course is to provide the students with in-depth knowledge of Ethics and CSR issues in the Business World. The course will also provide insights in bringing out the various dimensions of Sustainable Development- Social, Economic and Environmental.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Explore different ethical perspectives for becoming a successful manager in managing entrepreneurial ventures or business.
  2. Understand the interlinkages of Ethics and corporate social responsibility in ensuring corporate governance in the emerging world economy.
  3. Analyse the role of different stakeholders in ensuring sustainable development
  4. Explore different frameworks for evaluating social and environmental issues through policy and regulatory mechanisms.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

  1. Business Ethics: Historical evolution and importance
  2. Utilitarianism, Deotology and Virtur Ethics
  3. Corporate Social responsibility(CSR) in Public Policy context in India
  4. Theories of CSR and Sustainable Development in India

Assessment Details with weights:

  • Project Study: 30%,
  • Role Play: 10%,
  • Poster making: 10%,
  • Attendance/Class participation/Discipline:10%
  • End Semester: 40%.

Reading List:

  • Velasquez, M.G. 2011 Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases (7th edition) Pearson
  • Albuquerque, D 2010 Business Ethics- Principles and Practices (1st edition) OUP
  • Chatterji, M 2011, Corporate Social Responsibility, Oxford University Press.
  • Crane, A., Matten, D.Spence, L 2007 Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in a Global Context.