Ethics and Ethical Decision Making

Class Summary

MGT56 0.35 Combinable 0.47
One 4-hour session
Michael Wade

Individuals interested in learning about the concept of ethics, how to recognize ethical issues, and how to make ethical choices in management situations.

  • Learn the concept of ethics, how to recognize ethical issues and how to make ethical choices.
  • Learn the skills required for preventing and correcting ethical violations using practical steps.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe different perceptions of ethics.
  • Discuss attitudes about ethics.
  • Identify ways to spot ethical problems as well as rationalizations for unethical behavior.
  • Define core ethical principles.
  • List methods for encouraging ethical behavior and decisions.
  • The environment of ethical thinking
    • Attitudes and ethics
    • Business ethics
    • Individual ethics: the need for ethical humility
  • When ethics are questioned
    • Common rationalizations
    • Why do people act unethically
    • Different cultural attitudes that affect ethical decision making
  • Developing ethical values
    • What are ethics, morals and values?
    • Core ethical principles
    • Ethical decision making
    • Models for ethical decision making
    • Principled reasoning
  • References and Resources