Legal and Ethical Reasoning

  • Course Number: 1103
  • Subject: Business Administration
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Description:

    Legal and Ethical Reasoning in Business examines how legal and ethical principles guide the decisions of business managers in their capacities as employees, supervisors, professionals and individuals. It explores legal, economic and moral theories of the firm to help managers make legal and ethical decisions, recognizing that some such decisions may not lead to short-term profits. The course provides analysis of useful tools and frameworks for managers that facilitate decision-making consistent with the rules of law, the rules of professional responsibility, expectations of stakeholders, and the policies and values of their firms. In the process of course engagement, students will develop their analytical skills, their written and oral communication skills, and their ability to think critically about some of the most pressing legal and ethical issues in business and society today.