Human Values and Professional Ethics Syllabus for MBA – UTU Dehradun

Human Values & Professional Ethics is a subject in management study and courses like PGDM, MBA,,, BBA, ..etc. Here we have shared all the topics that are in the syllabus of Human Values & Professional Ethics in the third semester of MBA (Master of Business Administration).

First of all, let’s discuss the basic things like what is Human Values & Professional Ethics, definition and their objectives, and why we study Human Values & Professional Ethics. And at the last, we have shared all the units that we study in the Human Values & Professional Ethics syllabus.

What are Human Values & Professional Ethics?

Human Values are managed human relations and peace. The origin of Ethics is from Ethos which means Character. Ethics is concerned with how we should live our lives. It focuses on questions about what is wrong or right, good or bad, responsible or irresponsible.

Professional ethics carries additional moral responsibilities. It could mean professional individuals possess distinctive qualifications which make them unique in society.

Ethics is defined as the philosophical study of moral values and rules

Definition of Human Values & Professional Ethics

Human values are core conceptions of the desire within every individual and society. They serve as standards or criteria to guide not only action but also judgment, rationalization, and attribution of causality (Cause and effect relations). – M Rokeash (Social Psychologist)

“Professional Ethics is a set of rules, regulations, and a code of conduct that govern how a profession deals with each other and others outside of the profession.”

► Why do we study Human Values & Professional Ethics?

  • To understand the significance of value inputs in a classroom, distinguish between values and skills, understand the need.
  • To understand the meaning of Harmony in the Self the Co-existence of Self and Body and distinguish between the Self and the Body,
  • Understand the harmony in nature and existence, and work out their mutually fulfilling participation in nature.
  • Distinguish between ethical and unethical practices, and start working out the strategy to actualize a harmonious environment wherever they work.
  • To understand the universal human values and morals for social harmony and holistic understanding of harmony on Professional Ethics.

►Human Values & Professional Ethics Syllabus

Syllabus of Human Values & Professional Ethics in Masters of Business Administration – 2 Year.

Subject Name: Human Values & Professional Ethics
Subject Code: MBAT 303
Course: MBA III Semester 2020-21
University: Uttarakhand Technical University
Total Credit: 4
Internal Marks: 30
External Marks: 70
Total Marks: 100

Note: This syllabus of Human Values & Professional Ethics is as per MBA Academic Session 2020-21 of Uttarakhand Technical University, UTU Dehradun. New Scheme of Examination as per AICTE Flexible Curricula.

UNIT 1: Course Introduction

Basic Guidelines,
Content and Process for Value Education
Understanding the need,
basic guidelines,
content and process for Value Education,
Self-Exploration–what is it? – it’s content and process;
‘Natural Acceptance’ and Experiential
Validation- as the mechanism for self-exploration,
Continuous Happiness and Prosperity- A look at basic Human Aspirations,
Right understanding,
Relationship and Physical Facilities- the basic requirements for fulfillment of aspirations of every human being with their correct priority,
Understanding Happiness and Prosperity correctly- A critical appraisal of the current scenario,
Method to fulfill the above human aspirations: understanding and living in harmony at various levels.

UNIT 2: Understanding Harmony in the Human Being

Harmony in Myself Understanding human being as a co-existence of the sentient ‘I’ and the material ‘Body’,
Understanding the needs of Self (‘I’) and ‘Body’ – Sukh and Suvidha,
Understanding the Body as an instrument of ‘I’ (I being the doer, seer, and enjoyer),
Understanding the characteristics and activities of ‘I’ and harmony in ‘I’,
Understanding the harmony of I with the Body: Sanyam and Swasthya;
a correct appraisal of Physical needs,
meaning of Prosperity in detail,
Programs to ensure Sanyam and Swasthya.

UNIT 3:  Understanding Harmony in the Family and Society

Harmony in Human-Human Relationship
Understanding harmony in the Family- the basic unit of human interaction,
Understanding values in a human-human relationship;
meaning of Nyaya and program for its fulfillment to ensure Ubhay-trip;
Trust (Vishwas) and Respect (Samman) as the foundational values of relationships,
Understanding the meaning of Vishwas; the Difference between intention and competence,
Understanding the meaning of Samman,
Difference between respect and differentiation;
the other salient values in a relationship,
Understanding the harmony in the society (society being an extension of the family):
Sah-astitva as comprehensive Human Goals,
Visualizing a universal harmonious order in society-
Undivided Society (AkhandSamaj),
Universal Order (SarvabhaumVyawastha )- from family to world family!.

UNIT 4: Understanding Harmony in the Nature and Existence

Whole existence as Co-existence Understanding the harmony in the Nature,
Interconnectedness and mutual fulfillment among the four orders of nature-
recyclability and self-regulation in nature,
Understanding Existence as Co-existence (Sah-astitva) of mutually interacting units in all-pervasive space,
Holistic perception of harmony at all levels of existence.


Implications of the above Holistic Understanding of Harmony on Professional Ethics
Natural acceptance of human values,
The definitiveness of Ethical Human Conduct,
The basis for Humanistic Education,
Humanistic Constitution and
Humanistic Universal Order,
Competence in Professional Ethics:
a) Ability to utilize the professional competence for augmenting universal human order,
b) Ability to identify the scope and characteristics of people-friendly and eco-friendly production systems,
technologies and management models,
Case studies of typical holistic technologies,
management models and production systems,
Strategy for the transition from the present state of Universal Human Order:
a) At the level of individual: as socially and ecologically responsible engineers,
technologists and managers,
b) At the level of society: as mutually enriching institutions and organizations.

Suggested Readings:

  • RR Gaur, R Sangal, G PBagaria, 2009, A Foundation Course in Human Values and Professional Ethics.
  • Ivan Illich, 1974, Energy & Equity, The Trinity Press, Worcester, and Harper Collins, USA
  • A Nagraj, 1998, Jeevan Vidya Ek Parichay, Divya Path Sansthan, Amarkantak. P L Dhar,
  • RR Gaur, 1990, Science and Humanism, Commonwealth Publishers.
  • A. N. Tripathy, 2003, Human Values, New Age International Publishers.
  • E G Seebauer & Robert L. Berry, 2000, Fundamentals of Ethics for Scientists & Engineers, Oxford University Press
  • M Govindrajran, S Natrajan & V. S. Senthil Kumar, Engineering Ethics (including Human Values), Eastern Economy Edition, Prentice Hall of India Ltd.
  • BP Banerjee, 2005, Foundations of Ethics and Management, Excel Books.

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