307 Business, Ethics and Society

Public Administration

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Pre-requisites: None

Requisite To: PA 399

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Course Description

The course focuses upon the exploration and analysis of ethical, political, technological, social, legal, and regulatory environments of business. It is designed to investigate the broad spectrum of business & society and business ethics issues that managers face today and will face in the future. As business organizations struggle to find their social and ethical identity in a business environment that grows increasingly complex, managers are confronted with exceedingly difficult challenges in balancing their economic, legal, and ethical responsibilities to the variety of stakeholder groups with which they interact. This course addresses these challenges from individual, organizational, managerial, and societal perspectives. Topics will include the role of the corporations in society; business and government in a global society; impacts of technological and social changes; building relationships with a variety of stakeholders; and business and ethical considerations.

Course Learning Objectives (CLOs)
  • After the completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Understand how business and society affect each other and recognize the relationship between business and all stakeholders within the society.
  • Comprehend the concept of corporate social responsibility (csr), what it means, how it started, advantages and disadvantages of csr, and current trends in csr.
  • Learn how to recognize ethical dilemmas, know when and why they occur, and how to implement safeguards that could curtail ethical problems in the workplace.
  • Analyze ethical problems and applying techniques on a real-world case study involving an ethical dilemma and allow them to use their analytical skills and make a well supported business decision.
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