BBA Seventh Semester | BBA Syllabus | Business Ethics and Social Responsibility MGT 209 |Three Specialization Courses | Summer Project PRJ 350 | Tribhuvan University
The below mentioned subjects are the list of subjects that are taught in the Seventh semester of BBA affiliated to Tribhuvan University .
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility MGT 209
Credits: 3 Lecture Hours: 48
The course aims to develop an understanding of the underlying concepts of business ethics and Corporate Governance, which are relevant to make decisions in the contemporary business environment. The course further aims to develop a students’ ability to critically analyze ethical issues and relevancy of social responsibility in business. This course reviews different regulatory processes essential to the understanding of the ethical standards and corporate social responsibility in Nepal.
This course contains introduction, ethical issues and dilemmas, ethical theories, application of ethical standards, strategic context of CSR, business ethics and CSR in Nepal.
Unit 1: Introduction LH 7
Concept of business ethics, the importance of ethics in business, myths about business ethics, morale reasoning, the morality of profit motive, ethics and philosophy, ethics and morality, benefits of business ethics, code of conducts; meaning and importance of social responsibility, the evolution of CSR, a morale argument of CSR, increasing relevancy of CSR, social responsibility and ethics, CSR domains.
Unit 2: Ethical Issues and Dilemmas LH 7
The problem of just wage, sexual harassment, gift-giving and bribery, the morality of advertising, office romance, the problem of fair pricing, trade secrets and corporate disclosure, product misinterpretation and Caveat Emptor, the morality of labor strikes, whistle-blowing, unfair competition, money laundering, conflict of interest, insider trading, privacy issues, discrimination and corporate intelligence.
Unit 3: Ethical Theories LH 8
Scholastic philosophy, the Kantian ethics, the Machiavellian principle, utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham, and John Stuart Mill, the morale positivism of Thomos Hobbes, Divine command ethics, virtue ethics.
Unit 4: Application of Ethical Standards LH 13
Manufacturing- duties of manufacturer, consumer rights, informed consumer, consumer politics, consumer privacy, ethical consumption, classification of unethical behavior, legal versus morale and ethics business ethics; in the market place- Product positioning and competing, pricing and its consequences, packaging and labeling, brand management and imperatives, advertising and communication, exploitative nature of advertising; finance and value- Financial accounting and standards, responsibilities of financial institutions, capital market and its regulator.
Unit 5: Strategic Context of CSR LH 6
Strategic CSR Firms’ environmental context, the five driving forces of CSR- growing affluence, sustainability, globalization, free flow of information, development of corporate conscience and morale principle of CSR.
Unit 6: Business Ethics and CSR in Nepal LH 7
Business ethics of Nepalese firms, ethical standards, Ethical issues and dilemmas in Nepalese business organizations, Business Code of Conduct of FNCCI 2061, Consumer Protection of Nepal-unfair trading practices, Consumer Protection Council’s function and duties, protection and promotion of consumer rights, prohibition to influence demand, supply and price, power to systematize and control supply of consumer goods and services, CSR in Nepal- history, Institutional arrangements, FNCCI/ NBI, types of CSR, outcomes of CSR activities; Business ethics approved by FNCCI, NBIs CSR Paper. CSR problems and prospects in Nepal.
Text and Reference books
Roa, F. Fr. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Rex Book Store Schwartz, M. S., Corporate Social Responsibility: An Ethical Approach, Broadnew Press. Chatterji, M., Corporate Social Responsibility, Oxford University Press. Werther, W.B. Jr. and Chandler, D., Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility, SAGE. Ferrell, O.C. , Fraedrich, J. Ferrell, L., Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, SouthWestern CEGAGE Learning. Fernando, A.C., Business Ethics: An Indian Perspective, Pearson Education India. Publications from FNCCI/ Nepal. Publications from NBI/ Nepal. Consumer Protection Act 1998. FNCCI Business Code of Conduct 2061.
Specialization Courses (Any Three Courses)
Banking and Finance
- BNK 201: Financial Institutions and Markets
- BNK 203:Working Capital Management
- BNK 204: Investment Analysis
- BNK 206: Commercial Bank Operation
Industry and Services Management
- ISM 202: Productivity Management
- ISM 205: Supply Chain Management
- ISM 206: Service Operations and Management
Note: This group may also offer MKM 204: Services Marketing
Micro Enterprise Management
- MEM 201: Management of Micro Enterprise
- MEM 203: Micro Finance
- MEM 204: Cooperative Management
- MEM 207: Micro Insurance
Sales and Marketing Management
- MKM 201: Consumer Behavior
- MKM 202: Marketing Communications
- MKM 203: Fundamentals of Selling
- MKM 204: Services Marketing
For more Information : Syllabus
Summer Project PRJ 350
The writing of a Summer Project (SP) report is an essential requirement for graduation from the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University. This assignment is an off-the-classroom and field-based study project. It allows students to reflect and integrate their learning over their four years of study, and create a descriptive and original work in an area of their interest related to any area of business administration as approved by the Research Committee of their campus/college.
At the end, the students must prepare a report of their work in the prescribed format and submit it to the Research Committee through their supervisors. Students shall be encouraged to choose summer projects which will compliment their academic interests, coursework and career aspirations.
OBJECTIVES OF THE SP
The objective of the SP is to develop students’ skills in research, particularly in areas of data collection, processing, analysis, and report writing. The SP assignment aims to develop research and academic skills – data analysis, writing and presentation, and critical analysis. SP is thus oriented towards developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to make an effective start as a member of the management profession.
The SP involves an investigation in the form of a research project. As such, it provides an excellent opportunity for students to:
- work on an issue or question that they are interested in;
- integrate classroom knowledge and practice;
- learn how to think critically by investigating a topic;
- develop the ability to read professional literature, reports, and other works critically in their design, treatment of data, and conclusions;
- strengthen the ability in presenting their SP work in a clear, concise, and logical manner and enable other readers to use the results of their investigations; and
- gain additional skills by being exposed to analytical and quantitative skills beyond what they might learn in a classroom.
Through this assignment, students gain a new perspective into the real world. It is also an excellent networking platform for students to get acquainted with people from different organizations, business backgrounds, skills, expertise, etc. This will improve the student’s networking skills.