GEB4434

Ethical Issues for Business Leaders

Course Code:
GEB4434

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
700

 

Course Description:
This course uses a case study approach to focus on the significant ethical and legal issues facing today’s business leaders. The theoretical and philosophical background will be presented along with current real-life examples of ethics in the workplace.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Pre- or Co-requisite: BUL 4310

 

Instructors:

Dr. Ana Machuca
machucaa@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Ferrell, Fraedrich, & Ferrell, Bundle: Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making & Cases, Loose-Leaf w/PAC (12th Edition), Cengage Learning, ISBN: 9781337614443

 

Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree Learning Outcomes:  

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.   

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today’s global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses. 

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.  

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Appreciate the varying views of ethics including but not limited to: Economic View, Corporate Social Responsibility, Deontology, Utilitarianism
  • Identify how and who develops a corporate culture and the implications to corporate stakeholders.
  • Understand the difference between a corporate shareholder and a corporate stakeholder.
  • Comprehend the differences between employer responsibilities and employee rights under ethical decision making.
  • Recognize the changing environment in current ethics and the developing ethics of corporate sustainability in an environment of limited resources.
  • Diagnose the impact of Corporate Governance, with recent changes in Accounting, Law and Finance on ethical decision making in a business environment changing into a global economy.

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5 

Tests, Projects, Homework

 

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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