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Ethical Leadership and 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.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Ethics Versus Law

Foundations of Law in Business

Ethical Foundation for Decision-Making

Regulations that Impact Business

Impact of Changes in Communication Methodology

Domestic and Global Social Responsibilities

The Role of Law and Ethics in Business

Legal and Ethical Global Business Practices


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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