A Case Example: Integrating Ethics into the Academic Business Curriculum

TitleA Case Example: Integrating Ethics into the Academic Business Curriculum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMcDonald, GM
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Pagination371 - 384
Date Published01/2005
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0167-4544
AbstractThis paper combines a review of existing literature in the field of business ethics education and a case study relating to the integration of ethics into an undergraduate degree. The paper discusses practical questions such as who should teach ethics, and when and how can ethics be taught, and presents alternative models for the teaching of ethics in the curriculum of undergraduate and postgraduate business programmes. An integrative model is elaborated on in more detail with a case example describing the six-stage process undertaken in the move from a single entry course to an integrated approach. The case study details not only the planning and initial implementation of ethical education in the context of an undergraduate business degree programme, but also the means by which a change in the way that ethics is taught was achieved in a business faculty in a tertiary institution.
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