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An Ethical Dilemma

This article dicusses how the recent “corporate scandals and billion-dollar bankruptcies dominating headlines” are catching schools attention and encouraging them to offer or improve classes on business ethics. It says many schools (like ours) already offer these classes but they now worry that they are not doing a good enough job of it. I found it very interesting that a professor at the University of Maryland requires a field trip in his class to a prison to see where the people committing these ethical crimes end up. I also noticed a good point that the importance of ethics in business is really just coming up now because of all the recent news stories. But there is fear that once all the big headlines start disappearing so will the concern for the importance of these classes.



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  1. juliafuellenbach
    October 31, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I think also that it is a very good idea and absolute useful to encourage schools to offer or improve business ethics classes. Nowadays it becomes more and more important to bring business ethics into focus.
    Although I doubt that managers in the future will act on the basis of moral values, I still think that business classes are beneficial for the prospective conduct of participating students.

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