Ethics Education

The School of Business and Technology is in the midst of a multi-year program to strengthen the integration of ethics into our graduate and undergraduate curriculum.

Why should the School of Business & Technology (SB&T) consider embedding ethics into its curriculum?

One of the most effective ways to stay true to the SB&T Mission Statement

We develop leaders who embody the values of the School of Business & Technology and consistently demonstrate the highest levels of ethical decision-making, social responsibility, global awareness, and
professional excellence.

is to engage students in critical thinking exercises that reflect what they will face in their future careers.

This process started with a plan developed by Kathy Modin for the School of Business & Technology entitled, Embedding Ethics in College Curriculum

A sample of St. Scholastica's ethics curriculum

MGT 6465 | Global Leadership and Ethics

Provides practical frameworks to understand and analyze differences in ethical and leadership issues as they arise in domestic and global business settings. The tools and their application by organizations and individuals to effectively make decisions, solve problems, management change and adjust strategy are covered. Topics include cultural comparisons of ethics, social responsibility and leadership, the crucial and distinctive functions of management versus leadership in ethics in an international setting, and the role of leadership in balancing firm profitability with social and individual responsibility in the context of different cultures. 

CIS 1205 | Technology Ethics

An examination of ways technology challenges traditional ethical, legal and social concepts. This includes issues generated by the use of computers and computer networks, including the Internet and the World Wide Web. Topics for consideration include: privacy, security, computer crime, software piracy, copyrights, intellectual property, free speech, access to information/ censorship, Ecommerce, computers and gender and civil liberties in cyberspace. No prerequisites.

PHL 3354 | Management Ethics

Study of the application of ethical principles to problems encountered in management. Confrontation of the problems is preceded by inquiry into the nature of human interaction in general and management in particular. Other topics include: obligations of the manager to a number of clients or spheres of responsibility, including employees and clients of the organization; rights and obligations of employers and employees; and discrimination, liability and advertising.