Ethical Leadership & the Legal Landscape
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Course level: Graduate
This course evaluates research on how legal environments in the global economy shape decision-making and ethical issues that emerge from disparate legal systems and practices. Topics include contemporary legal and ethical issues that impact the environment and workplace such as technology, social media, advertising, harassment, and diversity. The relationships among the law, corporate ethical standards, and global business practices are analyzed. Competency A: Analyze the impact of various schools of legal thought on ethical decision-making. Competency B: Evaluate how laws, culture, customs, politics, and religions influence business development and sustainability in a country. Competency C: Assess the impact of recent legal decisions, legislation, and regulations on both United States and global business. Competency D: Analyze elements of an organization that contribute to the development and maintenance of an ethical organizational climate.