Course Code: MGMT200 Course ID: 4137 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
How can we help employees do the right thing? Ethical behavior in organizations is a topic that warrants exploration. The purpose of this course is to investigate some of the ethical issues facing the modern workplace. Topics include acceptable risk, intellectual property, workers' rights, whistle-blowing, moral leadership, outsourcing, and ethical issues in marketing. Students will be asked to reflect and examine how one comes to terms with being a good citizen and preventing unethical business practices.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following learning objectives:
LO-1: Define components of business ethics.
LO-2: Distinguish between ethical theories of utilitarianism and the advantages and drawbacks of various theories.
LO-3: Distinguish between legal and ethical guidelines in business practices.
LO-4: Define discrimination, victimization and affirmative actions; and consider the ethical and legal aspects of each.
LO-5: Examine problems with sexual harassment and workplace drugs, and the ethical implication of company policies for each one.
LO-6: Examine major arguments for and against corporations having social and environmental responsibilities.
Grading for the course will be based on the following:
- Nine Forum Assignments
- Four Quizzes
- Two Written Assignments
|Discussion Forums||35.00 %|
|Introduction Forum||3.89 %|
|Week 1 Forum||3.89 %|
|Week 2 Forum||3.89 %|
|Week 3 Forum||3.89 %|
|Week 4 Forum||3.89 %|
|Week 5 Forum||3.89 %|
|Week 6 Forum||3.89 %|
|Week 7 Forum||3.89 %|
|Week 8 Forum||3.89 %|
|Written Assignments||35.00 %|
|Week 3 Paper||11.67 %|
|Week 5 Paper||11.67 %|
|Week 8 Paper||11.67 %|
|Quiz Assignments||30.00 %|
|Quiz #2 - Week #4||7.50 %|
|Quiz #3 - Week #5||7.50 %|
|Quiz #1 - Week #2||7.50 %|
|Quiz #4 - Week #8||7.50 %|
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In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
American Psychological Association’s Style
APUS Online Library
Society of Business Ethics
|Book Title:||Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach, 6th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library and in the classroom Lessons section|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
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