Course/Paper : 401                                            Max.Marks : 70


MBA  Semester-IV                                             Time : 3 Hrs.



This course aims at helping students think about some of the important ethical Implications of the day-to-day happenings and practices of Indian industry and business. It is designed  to stimulate discussion and debate rather than to formulate principles, and to raise further questions rather than to dictate answers. The following objectives are underlined: To improve ethical  reasoning by correlating moral concepts to business practices - clarification of the values that determine managerial behaviour.To understofand Indian Ethos & Values is an important feature this paper.


Section- A


Business Ethics:

Nature, scope and purpose of ethics; Relevance of values; Importance of Ethics & moral standards; Ethics & Moral Decision Making. Corporate Social Responsibility: Nature, scope & Importance; Corporate Governance: Concept, Importance for Industry; Ethical Issues related with Advertisements, Finance, Investment, Technology; Secular versus Spiritual Values in Management; Work ethics: concept of Swadhrama.


Gandhian approach in Management & Trusteeship:

Gandhiji’s doctrine of Satya & Ahinsa,Concept, importance & relevance of Trusteeship principle in modern business.



Indian Ethos:

Need, purpose & relevance of Indian Ethos; Salient features (Brain Stilling, Total Quality Mind, Intuition, Intellectual rational brain V/s Ho Managers in Decision Making); Relevance of Bhagvad Gita: Doctrine of  Karmalistic-Spiritual Brain, Holistic Approach for i..e Nishkama Karmayoga Guna Theory (SRT i.e Sat, Raj & Tam Model), Theory of Sanskaras, Bhagvad Gita & Self Management


Section -B


Case study