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Department of Management MGT 589-001/D01/L01: Business Policy and Strategy Fall Quarter 2016 Des Moines, Ellensburg and Lynnwood Campuses SYLLABUS   Instructor: Dr. Timothy J (Tim) Hargrave Email:  [email protected] Course meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:40 to 7:50 pm Course meeting sites: Mondays: Room 306, Snoqualmie Hall, CWU – Lynnwood Wednesdays: 220 Hogue Hall, CWU Ellensburg ** Students need only attend classes at their home campuses. See below. Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm Office: Mondays: Room 302B, Snoqualmie Hall, CWU – Lynnwood Wednesdays: TBD   Course Description Business leaders increasingly recognize that “business” and “ethics” cannot be separated. All business decisions rest on often implicit values statements and involve ethics, and society increasingly expects  businesses to be responsive to the interests of many stakeholders and not just shareholders. The  purpose of this course is to help students recognize the ethical dimensions of business and integrate  ethics into their decision making, so that they develop their sense of responsible judgment and  become more effective managers and leaders.   Whereas management and leadership courses often introduce ideas and tools designed to make  decision making easier, the ideas and tools in this course are designed to make decision making more difficult. Taking ethics and values seriously requires that you grapple with nuances and difficulties that  may have seemed simple at first glance. Nevertheless, a leader who recognizes the ethical aspects of  a decision and wrestles more profoundly with those issues is ultimately better prepared to make more  effective decisions -- decisions that are more comprehensive and informed, and take a fuller account  of the decision’s downstream implications and second- and third-order effects.
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 This being the case, the benefit derived from the course will be directly related to how much effort you put into it. This course will challenge you to challenge your own preconceived ideas about business  and its purpose, right and wrong, and how to make decisions that are effective and fair. I hope you  accept the challenge!   Student Learning Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: 1. Recognize ethical issues in business and the stakeholders to those issues. 2. Appreciate the role of ethics as central in business decision making.
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