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BUS 150 Business Ethics (3 Credits)

This course will focus on applied ethics as an art as the students learn ethical principles as well as encounter moral and ethical problems that arise in a business context. It will be presented as a normative and descriptive discipline that reflects on the different degrees of interaction with non-economic social values.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the link between business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Examine the foundations and evolution of business ethics.
  • Gain insight into the extent of ethical misconduct in the workplace and the pressures for unethical behavior.
  • Understand why business ethics initiatives are needed in both small and large organizations.
  • Apply moral philosophies to business ethics.
  • Understand social responsibility.
  • Determine how leadership, motivation, and power relate to ethical decision making in organizations.
  • Understand business ethics in a global economy.
  • Explain the relationship between business ethics and organizational performance.