Corporate Responsibility – BMAL 560

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of issues such as the role of business in society, the nature of corporate responsibility, business ethics practices, and the complex roles of government and business in the global economic community. That is, it presents the "non-economic" strategy that a company must have to survive in tomorrow's business world. Underlying this, of course, is the importance of personal character and the Christian worldview. (Formerly BUSI 560)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course articulates the view that in a global community, where traditional buffers against change no longer protect business from external change, managers can create strategies that integrate stakeholder interest, respect personal values, support community development, and are implemented fairly. These goals can be achieved while also being economically sound and successful.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 4 Discussions, each consisting of 2 parts: the thread and the replies. The thread will be the first part of the Discussion and is the student’s response to 1 of the instructor’s questions. It will be in the form of an essay, will be 500–700 words, and will follow current APA guidelines in format (as much as is possible in a discussion setting) and in citations. No title page, running head, or abstract page is needed, and references can be listed right below each post.

The replies will be the second part of the Discussion and are the student’s response to the threads of at least 2 classmates. The replies must expand on the research, including additional information, or must refute that information and must include documentation. It will be in the form of an essay, will be 270-330 words, and will follow current APA guidelines in format and citations.

Quiz: Critical Analysis: Topic Selection

The student will provide their topic for the Critical Analysis Assignment.

Personal Worldview and Business Ethics Assignment

The student will read information about a personal worldview and answer questions while doing so. These questions are designed to encourage the student to think more meaningfully about his/her worldview and how it leads to certain beliefs about life. Within this document, the student will provide examples of business ethical practices—good and bad—that reflect a particular ethical/moral worldview emphasis. The Personal Worldview and Business Ethics Assignment must be 3–6 pages.

Critical Analysis Assignment

The student will submit a written Critical Analysis Assignment. This assignment is designed to be used as a research tool to allow the student to have a working command over a selected topic. The assignment is designed to organize essential information in a logical and orderly array of categories, which can be adjusted to any realistic degree.

Quiz (2)

The student will take 2 quizzes, a Midterm and a Final. Each quiz is open-book/open-notes, contains 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and has a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.