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MGMT200 - Ethics Fundamentals

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT200 Course ID: 4137 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

How can we help employees do the right thing? Ethical behavior in organizations is a topic that warrants exploration. The purpose of this course is to investigate some of the ethical issues facing the modern workplace. Topics include acceptable risk, intellectual property, workers' rights, whistle-blowing, moral leadership, outsourcing, and ethical issues in marketing. Students will be asked to reflect and examine how one comes to terms with being a good citizen and preventing unethical business practices.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following learning objectives:

LO-1: Define components of business ethics.

LO-2: Distinguish between ethical theories of utilitarianism and the advantages and drawbacks of various theories.

LO-3: Distinguish between legal and ethical guidelines in business practices.

LO-4: Define discrimination, victimization and affirmative actions; and consider the ethical and legal aspects of each.

LO-5: Examine problems with sexual harassment and workplace drugs, and the ethical implication of company policies for each one.

LO-6: Examine major arguments for and against corporations having social and environmental responsibilities.

Grading for the course will be based on the following:

  • Nine Forum Assignments
  • Four Quizzes
  • Two Written Assignments
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 35.00 %
Introduction Forum 3.89 %
Week 1 Forum 3.89 %
Week 2 Forum 3.89 %
Week 3 Forum 3.89 %
Week 4 Forum 3.89 %
Week 5 Forum 3.89 %
Week 6 Forum 3.89 %
Week 7 Forum 3.89 %
Week 8 Forum 3.89 %
Written Assignments 35.00 %
Week 3 Paper 11.67 %
Week 5 Paper 11.67 %
Week 8 Paper 11.67 %
Quiz Assignments 30.00 %
Quiz #2 - Week #4 7.50 %
Quiz #3 - Week #5 7.50 %
Quiz #1 - Week #2 7.50 %
Quiz #4 - Week #8 7.50 %

MGMT200 E-book Links

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In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

American Psychological Association’s Style

APUS Online Library

Society of Business Ethics

Book Title:Business Ethics: A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach, 6th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Berrett-Koehler Lib
Author:Weiss, Joseph
Unit Cost:$65.47
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.