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BMT439 Managerial Ethics

This is a course designed to provide students with the reasoning skills for ethical decision making in business. Students will study the framework for the concepts, processes, and best practices associated with successful business ethics. The emphasis is on critical, informed, and systematic thinking about situations where good arguments can be made on both sides of a question. Students will study two major Western codes of ethical conduct from the field of normative ethics (teleology and deontology) and analyze and apply these to business situations and case studies. This course addresses the complex environment of ethical decision-making in any type of organization where the burden of ethical behavior relates to the organization’s values and traditions, not just to the individuals who make the decisions and carry them out.

Credit Hours: 3

Academic Catalog 15-16