|Course ID:||MGMT 5440. 3 hours. |
|Course Title:||Business Ethics|
|Designed to help students deal with the ethical implications of an increasingly complex business world. Covers methods for analyzing and applying personal values, recognizing organizational and environmental forces that influence ethical behavior, and heightening the student's abilities to recognize ethical issues and engage in effective moral debate in a business setting.|
|Oasis Title:||BUSINESS ETHICS|
|Nontraditional Format:||This course is also offered through University System of
Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).|
|Offered every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
To help the student perceive and understand the importance of sound business
ethics in the effective functioning of organizations.
To develop the perspective that every decision a manager faces has an ethical
facet or dimension to it.
To develop a broader and more sophisticated understanding of the stakeholder
environment in which business and society relationships take place.
To introduce the stakeholder perspective as a model for identifying and
understanding business ethics issues that managers and organizations face.
To understand where ethical as a societal expectation fits in the corporate
social responsibility of the business firm.
To understand what business ethics means, what influences come to bear on
ethical decision making and the various ethical principles, guidelines and
concepts that inform moral decision making at the organizational and industry
To learn how to apply ethical reasoning and concepts in analyzing business
cases, discussing business topics and integrating management wisdom with
moral wisdom in everyday decision making and problem solving.
To develop written and oral presentation skills in which the student may
effectively articulate the ethical concepts discussed in the course and apply
them to case studies, situations in the news, and in decisions that managers
face in their professional lives.
The following topics are covered in this course:
The Business and Society Relationship and Business Criticism
Corporate Citizenship, Responsibility, Responsiveness and Performance
The Ethical Aspects of Stakeholder Thinking and Management
Fundamental Concepts of Business Ethics
Applying Ethics at the Personal and Organizational Levels
Technology and Ethical Issues
The Global Environment and Ethical Decision Making
Ethical Aspects of Business & Government Relationships
Consumer Stakeholders: Information, Product and Service Ethics
The Natural Environment and Business Ethics
Workplace Issues and Employees: Employee Rights to Fair Treatment
Workplace Issues: Privacy, Safety and Health
Employment Discrimination: Law, Ethics, and Affirmative Action
Owner Stakeholders, Governance and Ethics
|Honor Code Reference:|
All students are responsible for maintaining the highest standards of
honesty and integrity in every phase of their academic careers. The
penalties for academic dishonesty are severe and ignorance is not an
Academic honesty means performing all academic work without plagiarizing,
cheating, lying, tampering, stealing, receiving assistance from any other
person or using any source of information that is not common knowledge.