BUU22580 Business Ethics
Dr. Kenneth Silver
Phone: +353 1896 3494 (ext. 3654)
Office Hours: 12 - 14:00 on Fridays, online
BUU11540 - Fundamentals of Philosophy, Ethics and Social Science
This module considers the source and scope of our moral obligations in business. The first segment of the module involves the different views of why firms exist and what obligations follow. The second segment of the module considers whether firms themselves have moral responsibilities, the extent to which they can be excused, and whether we should hold them criminally responsible. The third segment of the module considers a variety of other ethical issues when engaging in business, from discrimination in the workplace to whether it’s okay to invest in immoral companies and beyond.
Learning Outcomes:LO1: Become familiar with the essential theoretical approaches to business ethics and theory of the firm on national and international levels.
Learning and Teaching Approach:
Required core course textbook: There is no textbook required.
General Supplemental Readings: All readings will be provided through Blackboard.
Course participation (10%)
Regular quizzes (10%) completed on Blackboard before each class
Essay 1 (25%) due at the end of week 6
Essay 2 (25%) due at the end of week 12
Final Examination (30%)
Supplemental Assessement (100%) 48 hour take home exam