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Annual Business Ethics Week Announced

News + Events : Annual Business Ethics Week Announced

10/13/2008

This
October, the third annual Business Ethics Week at San Francisco State’s
College of Business will create a shared focus among faculty and
students on the importance of business ethics, corporate social
responsibility and sustainable business. During Business Ethics Week,
faculty members are encouraged to include case studies, readings,
speakers, exercises and discussions relating to these ethical dilemmas
in business practice.

Business Ethics Week will run from Monday,
October 27 through Friday, October 31 on the main campus and at the
SFSU Downtown Campus.

The main campus will have a panel discussion by a
spokesperson from Starbucks Coffee Co. and from Gap Inc. moderated by a
student leader. The downtown campus will feature a speaker from
California Strategies, LLC discussing  investor perspectives on
business sustainability.

Calendar of Events

List of Faculty Activities in the Classroom

History of Business Ethics Week
During the first Business Ethics Week
in November 2006, over 4,000 business students at SF State's College of
Business heard from more than 50 business and industry experts on
topics related to business ethics. The College embraced the topic with
approximately 50% of faculty integrating ethics-related modules or
speakers. Campus-wide events included a former CIO of PG&E speaking
on the topic of Corporate Ethics and a faculty panel on the topic of
corporations and the environment.

The second Business Ethics
Week in Novermber 2007 again focused on classroom instruction,
discussion and guest speakers in over 90 business classes. Outside
corporate speakers came to campus from Hewlett-Packard and Starbucks
Coffee Co.

SF State’s College of Business is one of the few
business schools that require all graduate and undergraduate business
students to take a Business & Society course—and has for the past
25 years. Most of our faculty members in fields such as finance,
accounting, marketing, information systems, decision sciences,
management, international business and hospitality management,
integrate modules on ethics and social responsibility in their courses.

In addition, SF State’s College of Business is the first
California State University to offer an MBA with an emphasis in sustainable business. Click for more information about the Sustainable
Business Emphasis.


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