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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6766
Tracking Number - 2133

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-05-10
Campus: St Petersburg
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: USF STPT approved 10/4/10; To USF Institutions for concurrence by 10/15/10. SCNS approved. Prefix sub GEB; approved as MAN. Number 6766

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-10-27
  2. Department: USF St. Petersburg MBA Program
  3. College: BP
  4. Budget Account Number: 140100
  5. Contact Person: Alison Watkins
  6. Phone: 34086
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 6766
  10. Full Title: Leadership and Corporate Accountability
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Leadership and Corp Acc
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Completion of USF St. Petersburg MBA prerequisites and in good standing in the USF SP MBA Program
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: A final synthesis of core learning, with student groups conducting a strategic stakeholder analysis of an organization in the community. Issues of Leadership and Corporate Governance are discussed.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course has been offered in the USF St. Petersburg MBA program since its inception in 2004 under a temporary selected topics GEB prefix.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Required for degree; course cannot be applied towards any other program or degree.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in a business related discipline and academically qualified under research definition of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  29. Objectives: Enhancement of leadership potential by applying theories related to ethical behavior and social responsibility to real world scenarios.

    An understanding of how to assume leadership roles by providing feedback to community and business leaders.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. By the end of the course students will be able to analyze and evaluate complex issues on the global, environmental, political, economic, legal and regulatory context of business.

    2. By the end of the course students will be able to evaluate individual ethical behavior and community responsibilities in organizations and society, and to propose solutions to complex ethical issues faced by organizations.

  31. Major Topics: Community Leadership, Ethical Issues and Social Responsibility of Business
  32. Textbooks: Required Reading Materials:

    1) Business, Government and Society 11e by George A. Steiner and John F. Steiner, 2009 McGraiw-Hill Irwin

    2) A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about Studying Leadership by Brad Jackson and Ken Parry 2008 SAGE Publications

    Put Your Social Responsibility Act Together!(Perfect Paperback)by Mark Esposito (Author) Perfect Paperback: 232 pages Publisher: Tate Publishing (September 1, 2009)

    Language: English

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Current articles from leading business publications on issues of ethics and social responsibility.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: By the end of this course, students should have mastered the following objectives:

    •Understand multiple perspectives of the relationship between business, government and society.

    •Analyze the nature and management of social responsibility in business organizations

    •Apply ethical reasoning to business decision making.

    •Contribute informed inputs on global management issues in business

    •Distinguish issues of pollution control and environmental protection in business; and assess arguments with competing claims for and against business actions that affect these issues as related to society and government

    •Recognize the consequences of consumerism.

    •Understand function and structure of corporate governance and appreciate the influence of corporate governance on issues of business and society

    • In particular, students will be able to identify and assess a company’s efforts toward social responsibility and will analyze a complex ethical issue faced by a particular company and present alternative and practical solutions to this issue.

    Evaluation and Grading: There are five components of your course grade:

    20% TWO –On-line Discussion Assignments – Each will be a two part-assignment, a short reflection paper followed by short responses to your peers’ papers posted in a Blackboard discussion forum. Each Discussion Assignment will be worth 10% of the total course grade; (topics: 1) Leadership book and 2) CSR book: details will be provided in class and on line);

    30% ONE - in-class discussion score worth 30% of your course grade based upon your in-class participation over the entire course (details will be provided regarding the process and grading – note - the last part of this syllabus document provides discussion questions for class discussions regarding the Steiner and Steiner text readings);

    25% ONE - essay format mid term exam worth 25% of your course grade;

    25% ONE - essay format exam worth 25% of your course grade.

    Grades will be allocated according to the following scale: No Plus or Minus Grading will be used.

    Evaluation and Grading (continued):

    NO plus/minus grading for this course.

    The overall Course Grade will be determined as follows

    A 90% or higher

    B 80% or higher

    C 70% or higher

    D 60% or higher

    F Below 60 %

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Topical Outline Leadership and Corporate Accountability

    Spring 2010 Schedule

    Class Date ASSIGNMENT/Text Topics Assignment Due

    Jan 14 Introductory Comments

    Jan 21 Chapters 1, 2

    Jan 28 Chapters 3, 4

    Feb 4 Chapters 5-6-7-8

    Feb 11 CSR book ch 1 and 2

    Feb 18 CSR book ch 3 On line discussion assignment part #1

    Feb 25 TBA On line discussion assignment part #2

    Mar 4 MID TERM EXAM MID TERM EXAM (in class)


    Mar 18 Chapters 9-10-11

    Mar 25 Chapters 12-13

    Apr 1 Chapters 14-15-16

    Apr 8 Chapters 17-18-19

    Apr 15 Leadership book ch1-2-3-4-5

    Apr 22 Leadership book ch 6-7 On line discussion part #1

    Apr 29 TBA On line discussion assignment part #2

    May 5 FINAL EXAM

  36. Attendance Policy: Attendance Policy – Re: Make up Discussion Grade

    You are expected to attend all classes. If you miss a class you get a zero for your discussion score for the missed class. If you must miss a class, with the instructor’s permission, a make-up assignment will be assigned by the instructor. This will be in the form of a research assignment, short paper and in-class presentation on a topic of the instructor’s choosing.

    Religious Observances: The USF Policies and Procedures Manual states that “No student shall be compelled to attend class or sit for an examination at a day or time prohibited by his or her religious belief. In accordance with the University policy on observance of religious holy days, students are expected to notify their instructors if they intend to be absent for a class or announced examination PRIOR to the scheduled meeting.”

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: If you must miss a class, with the instructor’s permission, a make-up assignment will be assigned by the instructor. This will be in the form of a research assignment, short paper and in-class presentation on a topic of the instructor’s choosing.

    Academic Dishonesty:

    See USF Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process at

    Because of the University’s commitment to academic integrity, plagiarism or cheating on course work or on examinations will result in penalties that may include a grade of “F” for the specific exam or course work and a grade of “F” or “FF” for the course. Any incident of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of the College. Definitions and punishment guidelines for Plagiarism, Cheating, and Student Disruption of the Academic Process may be found a the web address listed above.

  38. Program This Course Supports: MBA
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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