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The course is designed to prepare the undergraduate student to identify and analyze ethical dilemmas commonly encountered in the workplace while evaluating and assessing one’s own values and beliefs. Focus is placed on recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas while learning ethical decision-making practices. Emphasis is placed on individual and corporate responsibility in making ethical decisions in the workplace.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Assessing his/her own values, attitudes, and beliefs as a member of the workforce.
- Discussing the nature of the corporation and its relationship to society.
- Explaining consumer rights and how business practices affect consumers.
- Understanding social responsibility and how business ethics is a part of social responsibility.
- Analyzing the impact that laws and regulations have on ethical decisions made in conducting a business.
- Discussing the impact of religion on ethical standards in the workplace and marketplace.
- Assessing ethical issues related to the use and structure of new technologies in the marketplace and workplace.
- Explaining the relationship between ethics and the achievement of quality objectives.
- Understanding the role of corporate leadership in establishing an environment conducive to ethical outcomes of business dilemmas.
- Discussing the complexity of ethical decision-making when companies conduct business in a foreign country.
- Discussing the historical development of business ethics, including the philosophical framework for making ethical decisions.
- Analyzing the development and impact of a professional and corporate Code of Ethics.
- Reviewing ethical theories and decision-making methodologies and applying them to business dilemmas.
- Understanding the values and beliefs held by stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers, co-workers, etc.) may sometimes conflict with individual and corporate ethics.
- Analyzing specific ethical dilemmas, discussing resolving ethical concerns, and the process of achieving ethical changes in the workplace.