BUA 443 Ethics in Leadership (3 credits)
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.
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.
- Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, 12th Edition
- High Performance Ethics: 10 Timeless Principles for Next-Generation Leadership
- There's No Such Thing as "Business" Ethics
The course consists of 12 quizzes, 12 video cases, 12 ethical decisions, 10 short papers, 2 case studies, multiple discussion questions and one final essay.
Quizzes are worth 15 points each, video cases 10 points each, ethical decisions 5 points each, short papers 20 points each, case studies 15 points each, discussion questions 5 points each, and the final essay 100 points, for a total of 855 points possible.
MS, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2006
B.Ed, University of Windsor, 1983
BA, York University, 1979