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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 368
Course Title: Business Ethics
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Analysis of principles used to evaluate ethical issues facing today's business community as well as to formulate possible solutions. This course satisfies the General Education Ethics requirement for Business Administration, Management Information Systems and Computer Information Systems majors.. Prerequisite: MGMT 330.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): MGMT 330.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Business Ethics
By Shaw, William (Cengage)
Moral Issues in Business
By Shaw, William & Barry, Vincent
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe widely accepted consequential and non-consequential theories of ethics in a business context.
  2. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of major theories of ethics.
  3. Analyze ethical dilemmas in business.
  4. Evaluate the economic approach and critiques of capitalism.
  5. Describe and critique various competing theories of justice.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • The nature of morality
  • Normative theories of ethics
  • Justice and economic distribution
  • The nature of capitalism
  • Corporations
  • The workplace
  • Moral choices facing employees
  • Job discrimination
  • Consumers
  • The environment

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Kenneth Akers Date: January 25, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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