General Learning Goal
Ethical reasoning skills. Students will demonstrate ethical reasoning skills within a business environment as they analyze and discuss comprehensive business ethics cases. Readings, lectures, videos, and discussions will provide a sense of the ethical aspects of business situations, awareness of ethical dilemmas, comprehension of different alternatives, and working knowledge of ethical principles that can help in making better, more ethical decisions.
Course Specific Learning Goals. After completing this course, students should:
Be aware of the ethical aspects of business decisions, stakeholder perspectives, and the importance of triple bottom line sustainability.
Understand the essential roles of honesty, integrity, objectivity, and other core values in making ethical decisions.
Be able to utilize principles and models in making ethical decisions.
Recognize ethical issues and alternative approaches for resolution.
Be able to apply basic ethical reasoning skills to dilemmas and cases.
Comprehend pressures for, and the consequences of, ethical lapses.
Associate ethical management practices with building and sustaining strong, ethical corporate cultures.
Understand the role and impact of ethical leaders in making ethics an integral component of business strategy.
• Three (3) Exams @ 100 points each 300 points
• Final Exam @ 200 points (Sect. 4 + Comprehensive) 200 points
• Class Participation, attendance, exercises, cases/dilemmas 200 points
o Total Possible Points 700 points
Attendance & Participation Policy: Attendance and participation are expected. You should be seated and prepared to participate/interact at the designated start time and are expected to remain in class until dismissed. Attentive, punctual, and active attendance is part of your grade (200 total points) and is an important indicator of your commitment to learning. A student with four (5) or more absences may be dropped from the course by the instructor. See the MSU Student Handbook for University Class Attendance Policy. Assigned materials should be read and studied before each class meeting.
Missed Exam Policy: If, because of a truly unavoidable situation, you will be unable to take an exam at the scheduled time, it is your responsibility to talk to me in advance to ask to take the exam early. If a legitimate, last minute emergency occurs, it is your responsibility to contact me before the exam begins.
Academic Integrity: With regard to academic honesty, students are referred to the “Student Honor Creed” in the MWSU Undergraduate Catalog. Academic dishonesty (cheating, collusion, and plagiarism) will not be tolerated. Ethical students become ethical leaders! You will be held accountable for your actions!
Americans With Disabilities Act: This class follows the guidelines suggested by the Center for Counseling and Disabilities Services for those students who qualify for disability services. See the MSU Undergraduate Catalog for information and contact your professor.
Syllabus Change Policy: This syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A COLLEGE STUDENT TO KEEP THIS SYLLABUS AND TO BE AWARE OF ALL OF ITS PROVISIONS. BY CONTINUING TO BE ENROLLED IN THIS CLASS, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL PROVISIONS OF THE SYLLABUS. BE RESPONSIBILE!!