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BUSA 7200 - Business, Society and Ethics

Business Administration Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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

$786.35

Winter 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 83092

Thu Jan 04 - Thu Apr 12 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 12 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 309

Instructor

Olga Smeeth

Course Outline

Cost

$786.35

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Course registration is restricted to students registered in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Students requiring course approval should call the BBA Program Administrator at 604-432-8609.

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

In Progress

CRN 83096

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Apr 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 109
Jan 08 - Apr 16 Online
Jan 29 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 109
Feb 19 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 109
Mar 05 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 109
Mar 26 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 313
Apr 16 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 112

Instructor

Pierre Matthee

Course Outline

Cost

$786.35

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Course registration is restricted to students registered in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Students requiring course approval should call the BBA Program Administrator at 604-432-8609. This is a hybrid version of BUSA 7200. Its main delivery is online, but the class will meet on six Mondays at the Burnaby campus for presentations and exams.

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

In Progress and Full

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 65338

Wed Apr 25 - Wed Jul 18 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 25 Wed 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 205
Apr 25 - Jul 18 Online
May 16 Wed 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 108
May 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 205
Jun 13 Wed 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 108
Jul 04 Wed 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 108
Jul 18 Wed 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 204

Instructor

Pierre Matthee

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$786.35

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This hybrid course is predominantly online, with the in-class sessions being mandatory. Departmental approval needed. Course registration is restricted to students registered in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Students requiring course approval should call the BBA Program Administrator at 604-432-8609.

CRN 63990

Thu Apr 26 - Thu Jul 19 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - Jul 19 Thu 18:00 - 22:00 BBY SE06 Rm. 209

Instructor

Olga Smeeth

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$786.35

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Course registration is restricted to students registered in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program. For registration approval, please call the BBA Program Administrator at 604-432-8609.

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:

School of Business

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Technology and Operations Management
    Full-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Canadian Business & Society with Connect SmartBook COMBO
Author Robert Sexty
Publisher McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Copyright 2004
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-1-25925-686-8
Price $145.95
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Spring/Summer 2018

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course.

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