iop455 | undergraduate

Professional Ethics

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This course will use APA and SHRM guidelines to explore ethical dilemmas and organizational responses to these issues. Topics will include the law and personnel management, crisis/public relations management, and ethical decision making. Students will analyze case studies related to these issues.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Introduction to Business Ethics

    • Identify possible individual ethical problems that may arise in the business environment.
    • Examine the need for ethics in business.
    • Analyze approaches for individual ethical decision making.
    • Describe the relationship between ethical judgment and ethical behavior.

    The Role of Ethics in Organizational Culture and Leadership

    • Identify theoretical styles used to resolve specific ethical dilemmas.
    • Describe the ethical culture of an organization.
    • Examine characteristics of ethical leadership styles.
    • Identify rules and regulations that enforce ethical behavior for business leaders.
    • Describe what constitutes an ethical reward and an ethical punishment.
    • Analyze situations in which obedience to authority at work may result in unethical behavior.

    Ethical Personnel Management

    • Describe ethical processes for hiring, evaluating, disciplining, and terminating employees.
    • Examine ways to ethically manage aspects of diversity in a team.
    • Evaluate organizations that exemplify ethical corporate social responsibility.
    • Describe regulations for equal opportunity and employee rights.

    Global Perspective on Business Ethics

    • Describe methods for managing stakeholders.
    • Identify components of organizational community responsibility.
    • Examine ethical business practices in countries other than the United States.
    • Identify methods for ethical business sustainability and meeting the needs of the future.
    • Describe processes for ethically integrating consumer feedback in an organization.
    • Analyze ethical guidelines for marketing and advertising.

    Integrating Organizational Ethics

    • Create an organizational code of ethics based on ethical theories and regulations.
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