GB3014 Ethics for MBAs

An introduction to problem analysis and moral reasoning in the context of business, commerce, and government service. Ethics is distinguished from routine requirements of legal compliance by emphasizing how classical forms of moral reasoning (such as utilitarianism, and the ethics of duty) can address and help resolve practical problems and case studies drawn from recent practice about which the law itself is largely silent. Free enterprise conceptions of profit-making are compared with government and public service conceptions of acquisition and contracting. Enrollment limited to 30 students per course section. Written assignments and final exam required. Five weeks of instruction (10 hours: 1-0). Prerequisites: None.

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