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PHIL 231: Business Ethics

This course is an introduction to Business Ethics—the critical, structured examination of the morality of practices and decision-making processes by people and institutions in the world of commerce. The course emphasizes both the philosophical foundations of ethical conduct and the practical problems encountered in the day-to-day transactions of business affairs. Using actual case studies, students will learn about various ethical and meta-ethical theories, and will apply them in standard business contexts—such as employer-employee relations, working conditions, occupational and product safety, environmental protection, and multinational operations.

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