moral and ethical theories of business ethics

  • Explain the moral and ethical theories of business ethics
  • Explain how law and ethics intertwine in business
  • Analyze and resolve business and ethical problems
  • Develop an acceptable ethical decision-making process
  • Analyze business and ethical situations, understand the ethical and legal consequences of decisions and develop an individualized decision-making process

Directions: In your paper, address a current event of your choice, and apply at least two (2) specific course topics to that current event, which must contain an ethical dilemma. You may choose a business firm or businessperson accused of or found guilty of a crime or an ethical violation in the past five (5) years. Your paper needs to address the business or ethical issues and your proposed resolutions to the ethical dilemma presented.

Make sure your paper includes the following:

  • Introduction to topic and issue(s)
  • Description of the nature of the business and ethical violation
  • Description of the consequences that the subject incurred (e.g. loss of reputation, dismissal, lawsuits, fines, etc.)
  • Discussion of why, in your opinion, the subject perpetrated this alleged malfeasance
  • Explanation of alternative courses of action
  • Detailed discussion of the reason why you think the subject did something wrong
  • Discussion of what you would have done differently
  • Discussion of how your chosen topic relates to what you have learned in this course
  • Discussion of the key learning points and how you will apply them in the future
  • Conclusion
  • Format: five to six pages, not including the cover page and reference page using APA format, 12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with appropriate headers
  • Cover page with your name, instructor name, title of assignment, university name, and date
  • Reference list

Required Text

Cheeseman, H. (2019). Business law. (10th ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: 978-0134728780