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Beth 301 - Business Ethics
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Page 1 of 7 Revised 27 August 2014 OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the Opus College of Business develops effective principled business leaders who think globally act ethically and create enduring value for society Business Ethics BETH 301 07 Fall 2014 Time Roo m Course Descripti on Objective s Required Materials Instructor Informati on Instructor Backgrou nd Time Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 30 3 30pm Location MCH109 Individuals bring to work a personal sense of right wrong and meaning organizations set forth core principles and policies and markets function in the context of regulation and cross cultural complexity Together these elements comprise the global field on which business ethics play while at the same time shareholders keep economic score We will use tools to examine case studies in which these conceptions of value conflict or converge with economic measures to explore such questions as What ethical obligations should businesses have What ethical aspirations do you have for your business career The course objectives include 1 Learning fundamental principles and theories about ethics 2 Learning to apply those principles and theories to business decisions 3 Learning to analyze and critically evaluate other points of view to help navigate complex issues in business ethics and corporate responsibility 4 Developing a clearer understanding of and commitment to personal values and an appreciation for their connections to the role of a business professional One digital course pack approx 50 60 more if you choose to purchase a hard copy version to be purchased from Harvard Business School Publishing by following this link https cb hbsp harvard edu cbmp access 27892526 In addition you will need any edition of a book for the book club assignment Supplementary readings may be distributed in paper or Blackboard Christopher Michaelson Department of Ethics Business Law Phone 1 651 962 4349 Email cmmichaelson stthomas edu Office TMH 451 I Minneapolis Office hours Before class or by appointment I regularly check voice mail and email most reliable on normal business days I will respond to electronic mail voicemail and other student initiated communications within maximum 48 hours and am available for face to face meetings during office hours or by appointment Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns After earning a Ph D in philosophical aesthetics and ethics I helped launch a business ethics advisory practice in New York with PwC A few years later I became a professor while leaving a foot in practice For the past 12 years I have combined academic positions at the University of Pennsylvania New York University and the University of St Thomas with part time business practice and community service My business clients have included major multinational corporations along with government and non governmental organizations and multilateral financial institutions I have spoken with business and academic audiences from Dalian China to Davos Switzerland and serve as the Secretary General for the International Society for Business Ethics and Economics Last fall I taught this course as part of the London Business Semester Page 2 of 7 Revised 27 August 2014 OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SCHEDULE This is subject to revision Dates Topic s Readings to read in advance of the Tuesday class Assignments are in italics PART 1 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS ETHICS Th 4 Sep Course introduction Tu 9 Sep Th 11 Sep Psychological foundations Tu 16 Sep Th 18 Sep Theories of the corporation Tu 23 Sep Philosophical Th 25 Sep foundations paper class Tu 30 Sep Th 2 Oct Review Quiz Cantor Fitzgerald 9 11 online in Blackboard Haidt The New Synthesis in Moral Psychology de Waal How Animals Do Business Bloom The Moral Life of Babies Journal on 9 11 due on 9 8 to discuss 9 11 Friedman Social Responsibility of Business Schwab Global Corporate Citizenship Journal on current news due on 9 15 to discuss 9 18 Cavanagh Historical Roots of Business Values Goodpaster Business Ethics Journal on novel choice due on 9 24 to discuss 9 25 Kaszuba and Olson NFL Had a Long Wish List Craig Big Bad Wilf Journal on TBD due on 10 9 29 to discuss 10 2 Study for quiz on 10 2 PART 2 ORGANIZATIONAL ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE Tu 7 Oct Th 9 Oct Corporate culture Tu 14 Oct Th 16 Oct Organizational integrity Tu 21 Oct no class Th 23 Oct Global ethics Martha McCaskey Smith Why I am Leaving Goldman Sachs Lewis Learning to Love Your Corporate Culture Journal on TBD due on 10 6 to discuss 10 9 Buchanan Buynow Stores Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics VIII 1 6 Carr Is Business Bluffing Ethical Paine Managing for Organizational Integrity Case analysis paper due on 10 15 Donaldson Values in Tension Dunfee and Robertson Foreign Assignment Journal on TBD due on 10 20 to discuss 10 23 PART 3 SUSTAINABILITY Tu 28 Oct Th 30 Oct Market failure Sustainability Tu 4 Nov Th 6 Nov Field trip to ASC Social sustainability Callahan What is an Externality Hardin The Tragedy of the Commons Watch or read Dr Seuss The Lorax original short film on YouTube 2012 feature film or the book Journal on TBD due on 10 27 to discuss 10 30 Lahiri and Pasariello Why Retailers Don t Know Who Sews Their Clothing Radio interview Fashion Victims http www theworld org 2012 11 fashion Page 3 of 7 Revised 27 August 2014 OPUS COLLEGE Tu 11 Nov Th 13 Nov Non financial reporting OF BUSINESS victims Radio story Firestorm engulfs Bangladesh factory http www theworld org 2012 11 firestormbangladesh factory Snyder Can Apple Make a More Ethical iPhone Journal on TBD due 11 3 for discussion 11 6 3 CSR reports of competitors US Europe Asia Journal on TBD due 11 10 for discussion 11 13 PART 4 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AND MEANINGFUL WORK Tu 18 Nov Th 20 Nov no class F 21 Nov 4 00 6 00 special class Tu 25 Nov Th 27 Nov no class Tu 2 Dec Th 4 Dec Tu 9 Dec Th 11 Dec Professionalism whistleblowing Meaningful work team time Quiz 2 team time Journal on TBD due 11 24 for discussion 11 25 Study for quiz on 11 25 Book club presentations Book club presentations Selected readings chosen by teams see Blackboard Conclusions Handy What s A Business For Murphy Why Business Administration Wayne A Promise to be Ethical in an Era of Immorality Video Bad Medicine The Glaxo Case http www cbsnews com video watch id 7206290n tag contentMain cbsCarousel Page 4 of 7 Revised 27 August 2014 OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADING INFORMATION This is a 4 credit course It is expected that


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