The aim of this course is to introduce students to the concept of business ethics and to examine its relevance when considering business objectives and responsibilities.
In this course, students will examine the theoretical roots to the background and growth of business ethics. They will look at the different types of ethical issues a business needs to consider and how the development of ethical values impacts on business behaviour.
Students will also examine how an individual’s ethical stance impacts on the moral relationship between employer and employee, as well as considering the contractual responsibilities of both parties.
This course will give students the opportunity to research how a business responds to ethical concerns and assess the extent to which its activities affect its behavior, while ensuring business objectives are met.
Understand basic concepts of business ethics
Be able to examine the relevance of business ethics when considering business objectives and responsibilities
Understand how ethical values impact business behavior and employee behaviour
Become aware of contractual concerns related to business ethics
Strengthen research skills
Strengthen critical thinking skills
Become familiar with resources available for further research on business ethics.