Several major ethical theories are reviewed in this course. In this course adult learners are asked to examine personal values through readings and workplace analysis; and to formulate a management philosophy incorporating business ethics, government accountability, human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Become familiar with the fundamental elements for the ancient religious traditions of Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.
- Identify the time management approach one is currently using.
- Assess one’s "addiction to urgency" and "endowments."
- Identify and describe Covey's Four Human Needs and Capacities and the True North principles.
- Define business ethics and to differentiate it from social responsibility.
- Describe major developments in the evolution of business ethics in North America.
- Describe the "rule of thumb" for determining whether a behavior or business situation has an ethical component.
- Describe the fundamental elements for Marx (Modern), Aquinas (Medieval) and Aristotle (Classical).
- Identify the participant's seven key "roles," including goals and "tributes," and to name person(s) to whom he/she feels a sense of accountability.
- Describe the Quadrant II organizing process, its purpose, and how it is accomplished.
- Explain why and how to set principle-centered goals.
- Identify 3-5 "big rocks" in his/her life and to describe how Quadrant II organizing relates to them.
- Explain the "sharpening the saw" concept and how it relates to the Quadrant II process.
- Describe the role of the "four human endowments" in balancing roles, goals, mission, needs, and principles.
- Describe the three moral philosophies - Teleology, Deontology, and Relativism.
- Define and to apply the following ethical terms - consequentialism, egoism, enlightened egoism, utilitarianism, ethical formalism, and virtue ethics.
- Be able to give examples of economic, legal, ethical, and philanthropic problems.
- Describe how the factors in the Framework for Understanding Ethical Decision Making interact to influence ethical or unethical behavior.
- Identify how organizational goals, structure, culture, work groups, role stress, ethical policies, and reward systems affect ethical behavior within an organization.
- Describe the purpose, benefits, and types of issues in an organizational culture Ethics Audit.
- Describe strategies for cultivating "integrity in the moments of choice," and balancing daily tasks and crises with goals and commitments.
- Develop a personal Mission Statement or vision describing his/her meaning and purpose(s) in life.
- Describe and to provide an example of the significance of "opportunity" in influencing ethical behavior in the organization.
- Provide an example for each type of conflict: personal-organizational, personal-societal, and organizational-societal.
- Explain a strategy for achieving 3 of the 7 Minimum Requirements for Ethical Compliance Programs.
- Describe the purposes, benefits, and procedures for conducting an ethical compliance audit.
- Describe common features of company codes of ethics.
- Provide examples of differing global ethical views in the areas of sexual and racial discrimination, price discrimination, bribery, harmful products, and telecommunications.
- Explain the features of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness (OTC) Act.
- Describe features of The Caux Round Table.
- Describe what makes fourth generation time management unique and "transformational," and how it shifts us from the "things" paradigm to the "people" paradigm.
- Describe the role of win-win philosophy, shared vision, and synergistic roles and goals in fourth generation interdependence.
- Describe one’s own worldview using supporting evidence from one’s own religious tradition, the readings, experience or other factors that have shaped it.
- Identify and describe one’s own moral philosophy and ethical principles.
- Apply ethical principles in a case study analysis.
- Be exposed to and reflect upon current issues.
- Understand the characteristics of "Principle-Centered People."
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Participation (Weeks 1-7)
Individual Written Assignments (Weeks 1-5)
Team Assignments (Weeks 2 & 4)
Quizzes (Weeks 5 & 6)
Topical Threaded Discussion (Weeks 3, 5, 6 & 8)
Individual Essay (Week 7)
Summary Paper (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore
- Covey, S., Merrill, A. R., & Merrill, R. R. First things first. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. ISBN-10: 0-684-80203-1 or ISBN-13: 978-0-684-80203-9
- Ferrell, O.C., Fraedrich, J. and Ferrell, L. Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases. 11th ed. Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN-10: 1-305-50084-9 or ISBN-13: 978-1-305-50084-6
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Readings: Team Formation
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