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BUA 443 Ethics in Leadership (3 credits)

Course Description

Exploration of how ethics shape the concept and practice of leadership and policy making in organizations, including the role of values in ethical decision making and determining the moral obligations of leaders and followers. Emphasis is on critical analysis and application of ethical principles to contemporary leadership dilemmas in organizations.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
• Describe the business ethics issues and definitions, theories, and frameworks important to organizational ethical decision making.
• Identify the role of stakeholder interests and recognize ethical issues in business.
• Explain the interrelationship of ethics and social responsibility.
• Defend their ethical standards through application in a research paper.
• Articulate and defend choices in making ethical judgments in business.
• Interpret the function of the Golden Rule in business ethics.
• Define ten timeless principles of ethical leadership and their effects on business.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 32 assignments, 10 quizzes, plus discussion questions, and a final essay. 

Learning Evaluation

Assignments are worth 10 to 20 points, discussion questions are 5 points, quizzes are 10 points, and the final essay is 100 points for a total of 795 points possible.

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