Business Ethics [BSMT 3380, section 10 (Online) — [A completely online course.] A theoretical critique and case oriented analysis of the moral, ethical, and value issues that challenge business, industry, and corporate life. Students enrolled in this course are encouraged to work towards discovering ethical principles and strategies applicable to the management process.
Watch the video entitled, “Why Study Business Ethics?” @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LW5kpVtsjU
[Optional] Virtual World Learning Activities
What am I supposed to do now that I have logged into the Tulane SCS Metaverse?
(1) Explore the different business ethics-related learning activities.
(2) While most of the learning activities can be completed individually (and asynchronously), if you are interested in participating in a real time activity with other members of the class and/or the course instructor, sign-up for one of activity times listed on the Virtual World Forum on the “Main” course site discussion board.
(3) Take the “Participant Survey” (to earn half of the module two discussion component points) and provide important feedback to your course instructor.
What business ethics-related learning activities are included on the Tulane SCS Campus island?
(1) The “Whatever It Takes” ethics scenario diorama is located on the first floor of the Ethics building.
(2) A “Whistle Blower” ethics scenario diorama is located on the first floor of the Ethics building.
(3) The “Everybody Does It” ethics scenario diorama is located on the second floor of the Ethics building;
(4) [Business Ethics] Topic-specific resource centers (including note cards, slide shows, etc.) are available on the second floor of the Ethics building; and
(5) A “Gender in the Workplace” ethics scenario diorama is located on the second floor of the Ethics building.
What course learning outcomes do the above virtual world learning activities support?
The virtual world learning activities on the Tulane SCS Campus should contribute to your understanding of:
(1) How to distinguish between the voluntary and mandated boundaries of ethical conduct;
(2) The evaluation of individual actions in business interactions and transactions within a variety of moral frameworks;
(3) The current and pressing moral issues in business from workers’ rights to legitimate computer usage on the job;
(4) The techniques of moral reasoning and argumentation needed to analyze moral issues in business;
(5) How to define ethical issues in the context of organizational ethics;
(6) How to examine business ethics scenarios in the context of the basic values of honesty, fairness, and integrity; and
(7) The delineation of one or more of the following as business ethics issues — abusive and intimidating behavior, lying, conflicts of interest, bribery, corporate intelligence, discrimination, sexual harassment, environmental issues, fraud, insider trading, intellectual property rights, and privacy.