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MGT 343 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3 credits)

Course Description

A course designed to analyze the legal and ethical dilemmas described in case studies of managers in private and corporate businesses. The course studies the nature of the legal system in which society functions, including basic business agreements, business entities, and government regulation. Studies also include philosophical foundations for Christian ethical model applications and the development of ethical dilemma resolution.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Gain a functional understanding of the sources from which American government derives its authority.
• Gain a functional understanding of the structure of American government at all levels.
• Gain an understanding of the four primary philosophical foundations for ethics in Western Civilization.
• Gain an understanding of the use of contracts in business, both legally and ethically.
• Gain an understanding of tort law and its application to American business.
• Gain an understanding of the Uniform Commercial Code and its application in American business.
• Gain an understanding of various business entity options and their use in American business.
• Gain an understanding of property law and its application to American business.
• Gain an understanding of agency law and various statutory laws relating to employment as both are applied to American business.
• Demonstrate the ability to assess, analyze and evaluate a business scenario using principles of law, ethics and business.
• Explain the nature of a corporation, ownership of a corporation, the management, and dissolution of a corporation.

Textbooks

Learning Documentation

The course consists of 15 discussion board posts, one term paper, and a midterm and final exam.

Learning Evaluation

The midterm and final are each worth 25 points, the term paper is worth 25 points, and all discussion forums are worth 25 points, for a total of 100 points possible.

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