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D ENISE K LEINRICHERT , P H .D. S AN F RANCISCO S TATE U NIVERSITY EMAIL : [email protected] S EMINAR - THE E NVIRONMENT OF B USINESS (BUS 682) F ALL 2011 – Wednesdays (BUS 218) C OURSE O BJECTIVES : This course emphasizes the theories and practices of the ethical , social , environmental , political , and legal aspects of business decision-making, leadership and sustainable practices. These areas reflect the mutual impacts of profit and non- profit organizations in the U.S. and globally on business stakeholders . Various course activities will hone your critical analysis for informed interpersonal verbal, presentation, and writing skills. In this seminar, you will contribute to the collective learning environment reflective of a business meeting: through assigned text and supplementary business news articles readings prior to class through analytical writing using formal business Memos by working on small group analytical exercises and case study debates using self-motivation to apply your own skills as an individual business analyst R EQUIRED C OURSE T EXT : Business & Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy 13 th ed. S UPPLEMENTARY R EADINGS : Articles - posted on iLearn Business news online : SFSU Library has Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Economist, Inc. Magazine and others online for your research. The SF Business Times and other business publications via this link: http://www.bizjournals.com K EY C ONCEPTS IN THIS C OURSE : Corporate Culture & Leadership Stakeholder Model: Corporate Social Responsibility Business-Government Relations Ethical Organizations & Managerial Reasoning Employee/Workplace Responsibilities Community Relations Environmental Impacts Technology: Global & Social Forces Supply Chain Responsibility Consumer Protection Sustainable Business & Triple Bottom Line Stockholder Rights C OURSE R EQUIREMENTS : Participation ( 150 pts) : 25% Attendance & Participation (class involvement). Hint: Have you demonstrated active participation throughout each and every exercises using application of assigned readings and case studies? Are you fully engaged in each discussion? Due: Every class – I take attendance and note self-motivated participation!! Grading: = 0 - 10 pts each class (reduced for arriving late / leaving early / nonparticipation *) iLearn Memos ( 150 pts) : 25% Weekly - Memos submitted electronically on iLearn to posted questions regarding assigned readings. Hint: Does your Memo demonstrate your
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