Regulatory Perspectives on Business Ethics in the Curriculum

TitleRegulatory Perspectives on Business Ethics in the Curriculum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMoore, G
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Pagination349 - 356
Date Published01/2005
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0167-4544
AbstractThe paper begins by providing a classification of the regulatory environment within which Business Schools, particularly those in the U.K., operate. The classification identifies mandatory vs. voluntary and prescriptive vs. permissive requirements in relation to the Business and Management curriculum. Three QAA Subject Benchmark Statements relating to Business and Management, the AMBA MBA guidelines, and the EQUIS and AACSB standards are then compared and contrasted with each other. The cognitive and affective learning outcomes associated with business ethics contained in each of these statements are then detailed. The conclusion is that from an international perspective compliance with relevant standards should be relatively straightforward. From a U.K. perspective, however, the QAA Subject Benchmark Statements provide the most rigorous standards and to meet these will require considerable development on the part of many Business Schools in the U.K.
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