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    Otterbein University
  Feb 21, 2018
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MBA 5960 - Business Policy: Public Policy and Social Responsibility

Hours: 3
This multidisciplinary course explores issues of ethics, public policy and social responsibility at the level of the individual and the organization. It begins with an exploration of the foundation of ethics and morality in comparative religion and philosophy in a domestic and international context. It continues with a history of the modern corporation while exploring the roots of managers and firms social and ethical responsibilities. It explores the role of social institutions, such as religions and governments, in influencing individual and organizational ethics and social responsibility. The legal regulation of ethics in contemporary society is explored, including topics such as the federal sentencing guidelines and foreign corrupt practices act. Current issues in business ethics are debated, including tobacco marketing, advertising and children, child and slave labor and corporate justice.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.