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Course Description Business Ethics explores the role of individual, business, and government activities related to ethically responsible commerce and socially beneficial business activity. Course Material(s) No physical textbook is required; resources are integrated within the course Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Analyze the concepts of business ethics from a personal and an organizational perspective. 2. Assess the ethical issues facing business leaders. 3. Differentiate among the concepts of social responsibility, integrity, and business ethics. 4. Explain the significance of ethics-based decision making in the business environment. 5. Analyze the influence of corporate culture, including leadership, power, and motivation, on business ethics in the workplace. 6. Explain the pressures that influence ethical decision making in the organization. 7. Evaluate the need for ethical standards, codes of ethics, and practices in business. 8. Assess the auditing process for adherence to ethical practices. 9. Analyze the role that culture plays in global business ethics. Credits Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit. Course Structure 1. Study Guide: Each unit contains a Study Guide that provides students with the learning outcomes, unit lesson, required reading assignments, and supplemental resources. 2. Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit. 3. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses lesson material. 4. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from the CSU Online Library. 5. Suggested Reading: Suggested Readings are listed in each unit’s study guide. Students are encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises, but they will not be tested on their knowledge of the Suggested Readings. 6. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are part of all CSU term courses. More information and specifications can be found in the Student Resources link listed in the Course Menu bar. 7. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units I-VIII. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with each assignment. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below. MBA 6301, Business Ethics Course Syllabus MBA 6301, Business Ethics 2 8. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions. 9. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates. CSU Online Library The CSU Online Library is available to support your courses and programs. The online library includes databases, journals, e-books, and research guides. These resources are always accessible and can be reached through the library webpage. To access the library, log into the myCSU Student Portal, and click on “CSU Online Library.” You can also access the CSU Online Library from the “My Library” button on the course menu for each course in Blackboard. The CSU Online Library offers several reference services. E-mail ( and telephone (1.877.268.8046) assistance is available Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. The library’s chat reference service, Ask a Librarian, is available 24/7; look for the chat box on the online library page. Librarians can help you develop your research plan or assist you in finding relevant, appropriate, and timely information. Reference requests can include customized keyword search strategies, links to articles, database help, and other services. LibGuides Click here for the LibGuide for this course. Think of a LibGuide (a Library Guide) as a mini-website to help you with your assignments. It has relevant information such as databases, ebooks, and websites specific to your courses. If you have any questions, please reach out to your friendly library staff. Unit Assignments Unit I Article Review Using the CSU Online Library, locate an article that discusses the topic of business ethics and write a two-page review of the article you selected. Topic ideas might include the role of ethics in the workplace, breach of ethics, the effect of internal and external forces on ethical compliance, global ethical considerations within a business, or ethics and employees. Keep in mind that these are suggestions; please expand within the parameters of ethical topics as they relate to business ethics. Your article review must address the following: 1. Summarize the article, and provide an analysis of the author’s main points. 2. How does this article contribute to contemporary thinking about business ethics? 3. Assess the ethical issues faced by the business leader or leaders in the article. 4. How can you apply information in this article to your field? 5. How did this article fit your ethical view? Your response must be a minimum of two full double-spaced pages, not including the title and reference pages. Referenced sources must have accompanying citations, complying with APA guidelines. You must have at least two references. Those references must include at least one of the required reading articles and the scholarly article you selected to review from the CSU Online Library. For step-by-step instructions for formatting a paper in APA style, please refer to the CSU Citation Guide, which can be accessed below. Instructions for formatting formal documents can be found on page 17: MBA 6301, Business Ethics 3 Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit II Essay Establishing a culture of sound business ethics within an organization is challenging, to say the least. Companies that market products which are not considered to be “healthy” for consumers have additional challenges. Using the CSU Online Library, research a company that markets “unhealthy” products. Examples might include tobacco or alcohol companies, but these examples are not exclusive. Respond to the following questions. 1. Briefly describe the company and its product and the ethical dilemma associated with the production and distribution of its products. 2. Examine how the perception of the product differs within cultures—both within the United States and globally. 3. How has this company handled the ethical implications of its product with a focus on social responsibility, integrity, and business ethics? 4. Explain how leadership within the organization can instill a culture of ethics within the marketing department as they strive to advertise a product that is not healthy for the customer. Your response must be a minimum of two double-spaced pages, not including the title and reference pages. You are required to use at least one peer-reviewed source. Referenced sources must have accompanying citations, complying with APA guidelines. Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided belowx

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