NBA_671_Syllabus - NBA 671 BUSINESS ETHICS Spring 2007...

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NBA 671 BUSINESS ETHICS Spring 2007 Time: TR 11:55 – 1:10 Room: Sage B06 Instructor: Dana Radcliffe Office: Sage Hall 302 Office hours: TR 10:15 – 11:45 and by appointment Telephone: 315-729-9195 Email: [email protected] Poor moral judgment can ruin a manager’s career. It can even sink an entire company. In general, an organization cannot survive, let alone prosper, without the trust of numerous stakeholders, and ethical lapses destroy trust and threaten vital stakeholder relationships. Accordingly, in today’s volatile and fiercely competitive business environment, a manager must possess not only technical and communication skills. He or she must also be able to identify and effectively resolve ethical issues that inevitably arise in the pursuit of business (and career) objectives. That is, a manager must be able to make business decisions that are defensible ethically as well as economically. This discussion-oriented course is designed to enhance students’ skills in ethical reasoning as it applies to managerial decision-making. In class, we will examine issues confronting business decision-makers and explore how those issues might be (or might have been) addressed in ethically responsible ways. Drawing extensively from recent periodical articles, we will consider a wide range of topical questions relating to the increasingly pressing challenge of doing business ethically. Text Material Course reader Grading Your grade in the course will be based on the following: Class participation 20% Three short (2-3 page) papers 40% Final Project (7-8 pages) 40% Participation: As the percentage breakdown indicates, class participation is a significant component of the course. Consequently, each student is expected to do all of the reading and to be prepared to take part in class discussion of the readings. Since absences hinder class discussion, and given the relatively few number of class sessions, I expect everyone who enrolls in this course to attend every class. If for some reason you must miss a class, let me know in advance. Unexcused absences will entail deductions from the participation grade. Academic Integrity: Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity. Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit will be the student’s own work. Grade Average:
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course NBA 6710 taught by Professor Radcliffe,dana during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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