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Business Admin (BUSAD)

BUSAD 551 Business, Ethics, and Society (2-3) The course focuses upon the exploration and analysis of the ethical, political, technological, social, legal and regulatory environments of business.

BUSAD 551 Business, Ethics, and Society (2-3)

Students will explore and analyze the challenging issues that lie at the intersection of business, government, and society through a lens of business ethics. Topics covered include the importance of ethics in the business decision process and the types of ethical issues business practitioners face in the business environment; consequentialist and nonconsequentialist ethics principles and their application to business decision-making; the role of personal and organizational values in business decision-making and the impact that organizational culture has on the ethical dimension of decision making. Students will evaluate and analyze the ethical dimension of decision-making; become familiar with the stakeholder concept and utilize it in the business decision-making process; identify the constraints societal values place upon the firm; examine the role government plays in the marketplace; explore the social and ethical dilemmas that arise from the globalization of business; and understand and explain the process through which corporations attempt to influence societal and government institutions.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: B A 517, MGMT 501

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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