Mar 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MB 7830 - Modern Business Ethics

2 lecture hours 4 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course offers a survey of contemporary topics in business ethics germane to students’ professional lives and case studies for developing skills in analyzing ethical theory and moral applications. The course seeks a balance between theory and practice appropriate both to the level of the course and to the needs of its students. Readings are drawn from the established philosophical literature in the field. Case studies are generously employed both to explicate issues raised and to develop analytical skills. Topical areas that are likely to be raised in the students’ professional experiences are selected for discussion. (prereq: MB 6320 , MB 6630 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Name and describe the criteria and methodology of ethics as an academic discipline within philosophy and as it relates to business activity
  • Describe the ethical theories presented in this course for the purpose of applying them to modern business theory and practice
  • Analyze the complexity of business activity and theory presented in the foundation courses from the ethical theories regarding organization management, culture, and operations
  • Identify the key ethical issues in the cases throughout this course, link each with ethical theory, and propose moral solutions for each
  • Evaluate their organization’s code of ethics according to each of the ethical theories and criteria used in this course and propose a code that is consistent with its mission statement
  • Synthesize the role of ethics within change management and strategic management as presented in this integrated course
  • Assess the metrics of ethical theory as they pertain to individuals and organizations
  • Actively participate in discussions on ethics comparing and contrasting the strengths and weakness of the ethical systems and how modern business practices can be appraised
  • Present the arguments for and against a global ethic and how international organizations address the competing values of different cultures

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Dr. Paul Hudec

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