Business Ethics in an Intercultural Framework

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
International Business
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Contact Hours: 
45
Prerequisites: 

None

Description: 

Business ethics do not deal with what is legal, but with the application of moral standards to business decisions.  The majority of moral standards relate to personal behavior, which is not necessarily legislated and varies according to cultural differences. We are taught that the primary purpose of a business is to earn a profit, however, the path towards achieving this goal can, in many instances, create dilemmas about justice, equity, and honesty.  In this course, we will study business ethical dilemmas within an intercultural framework. We will address the issue of ethics from different points of view: society, environment, individual and corporative.