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BUSA 7200 - Business, Society and Ethics

Business Administration Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Discusses a variety of topics. The emphasis may vary from semester to semester but may include: the relationship between government and the business system in Canada, the impact of foreign investment and free trade, consumerism, environmental protection, the impact of the Canadian Bill of Rights, etc.

Prerequisite(s)

Acceptance into the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Credits

4.0

Cost

$803.20 - $840.03 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 48159

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Dec 07 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 07 Distance
Oct 12 Tue 18:00 - 20:00 Online SE06 Rm. 109
Dec 07 Tue 18:00 - 20:00 Online SE06 Rm. 109

Instructor

Pierre Matthee

Course Outline

Cost

$803.20

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is reserved for students enrolled in the old BBA matrix. Students accepted into the new matrix starting Fall 2021 will be withdrawn from this course if registered. Please contact BBA@bcit.ca for more information. Enrollment is restricted to students accepted into the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program. Registration approval is automatically given upon full acceptance into the part-time program. This is an online asynchronous course with no set face-to-face with the instructor during the week. The exams will be held at the Burnaby campus on October 12 and December 7. Office hours will be held Tuesday evenings via Zoom.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 89532

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Apr 05 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 05 Online
Apr 05 Tue 18:00 - 20:00 BBY

Instructor

Pierre Matthee

Course Outline

Cost

$840.03

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the old version of the BBA matrix. Registration was automatically granted upon acceptance into the program. Students who are studying on the new matrix will be removed from this course. This is an online asynchronous course. Office hours will be held via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 1700-1900. The final exam will be held in-person on April 5 at the Burnaby campus. Quizzes will be held online.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the main features of the utilitarian, rights, and justice approaches to ethics.
  • Recognize cases where each of the utilitarian, rights, and justice approaches have guided decision-making and action.
  • Critically analyze typical business and management situations calling for principled ethical judgment, including situations involving interactions between persons with different cultural backgrounds.
  • Conduct a case study analysis that makes intelligent use of the moral principles and methods explored in the course.
  • Recognize the violation of a moral principle in an action or proposed course of action.
  • Describe the obstacles that stand in the way of individuals acting ethically in the business world.
  • Develop management procedures, processes, and structures that serve to overcome or minimize obstacles to ethical behaviour in the business world.
  • Apply corporate and other codes of conduct to evaluate the acceptability of actions or policies.
  • Explain the concept of corporate social responsibility and the main elements of stakeholder relations theory.
  • Apply stakeholder relations theory to specific examples of business organizations and their stakeholders.
  • Assess who the relevant stakeholders of an organization are and what their potential for cooperation with or threat to the organization is.
  • Develop a practical action plan for an organization to deal effectively and ethically with its stakeholders, including (if appropriate) changing the nature of the relations between the organization and its stakeholders.
  • Analyze product failure and other crisis situations that sometimes face business organizations.
  • Develop practical action plans to minimize the adverse consequences of crisis situations to business organizations and their stakeholders.
  • Apply issues management concepts to analyze the actual and potential challenges faced by business organizations.
  • Develop practical action plans to guide lobbying and other issues management activities in order to effectively and ethically manage significant public policy issues faced by business organizations.
  • Explain the nature of the role of government in society, the main elements of the government public policy process, and the main ways business and government interact with one another.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

BUSA 7200 is offered as a part of the following programs:

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