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):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Most current editions of the following:
By Shaw, William (Cengage) Recommended
Moral Issues in Business
By Shaw, William & Barry, Vincent Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
Describe widely accepted consequential and non-consequential theories of ethics in a business context.
Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of major theories of ethics.
Analyze ethical dilemmas in business.
Evaluate the economic approach and critiques of capitalism.
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
Moral choices facing employees
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25
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.