PHIL 1170 Business Ethics (3 cr)

Recommended: Eligible for READ 0960

Since business is one of the most powerful social institutions in society, the decisions made in business affect nearly every aspect of life. It is important, therefore, that we think carefully and critically about the ethical state of business. What is the appropriate role of business in society? What responsibilities do businesses have to the society in which they operate? What responsibilities do businesses have to employees, to consumers, to the natural environment? What responsibilities does a society have to business owners and managers? These are but a few of the questions to be addressed in the course. After examining some philosophical theories of ethics, we will investigate a wide variety of issues and case studies regarding the ethical issues arising in business.

Spring MnTC Goal: 6 & 9