Political Acumen & Ethics
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Course level: Graduate
This course will provide students with the tools leaders need to address current and future impacts on business and society. Students will examine methods used to influence organizational change toward proactively addressing risk factors such as political, legal, regulatory, and governmental requirements. The course will focus on understanding how business leaders can change, strengthen, and transform their organizations. Topics include corporate social responsibility, organizational and community involvement, and attaining and maintaining American corporate ethical standards in local and global environments. Competency A: Analyze the role of business ethics theories in different areas of executive leadership. Competency B: Assess the application of business ethics theories to everyday practice in executive leadership. Competency C: Critique the effectiveness of business ethics in developing, maintaining, and revising corporate governance policy. Competency D: Apply economic concepts, tools, and techniques to address ethical challenges in domestic and international business. Competency E: Evaluate the efficacy of governmental regulation on a capitalist business economic structure and on international forms of business structure. Competency F: Determine judicious resolutions to emerging economic and policy issues in corporate business management.