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MSLD 634 : Leadership Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Leadership Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Students are introduced to several topics that form the foundation for Leadership Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Topics include: personal dilemmas, morals, virtues, organizational dilemmas, and societal issues. The course focuses on the role of ethics in decision-making on three levels: the individual, the organization, and society.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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BOOKS: Badaracco, J. L., Jr. (2006. April 1). Questions of character: Illuminating the heart of leadership through literature. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. Badaracco, J. L., Jr. (1997, September 1). Defining moments: When managers must choose between right and wrong. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. Bazerman, M. M., & Tenbrunsel, A. E. (2011). Blindspots: Why we fail to do what’s right and what to do about it. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Bok, S. (1999, September 14). Lying: Moral choice in public and private life. New York, NY: Vintage Books. Carter, S. L. (1996). Integrity. New York, NY: Harper Perennial. Ciulla, J. (1998). Ethics: The heart of leadership. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. Frankfurt, H. G. (2006). On truth. New York, NY: Alfred Knopf. Gert, B. (2007, February 3). Common morality: Deciding what to do. New York, NY: Oxford Press. Gilgamesh to Wall Street. Heifetz, R. A. (1994). Leadership without easy answers. Boston, MA: Harvard University Press. Johnson, C. E. (2011). Meeting the ethical challenges of leadership: Casting light or shadow (4th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage. Kidder, R. M. (2009). How good people make tough choices: Resolving the dilemmas of ethical living. New York, NY: Harper. Neiman, S. (2008). Moral clarity: A guide for grown-up idealists. Orlando, FL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. Rachels, J. (2011). The elements of moral philosophy (7th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Rachels, J. (2011). The right thing to do: Basic reading in moral philosophy. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Sedlacek, T. (2011). Economics of good and evil: The quest for economic meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Singer, Peter. (2000). Writings on an ethical life. New York, NY: HarperCollins. Toffler, B. L. (2003). Final accounting: Ambition, greed, and the fall of Arthur Andersen. New York, NY: Random House. Woodruff, P. (2011). The Ajax dilemma: Justice, fairness and rewards. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. FICTION: Coelho, P. The devil and Miss Prym. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. Ishiguro, K. (1990). The remains of the day. New York, NY: Random House. Hesse, H. (1976). The journey to the East. Amereon Limited. RESOURCES: Print and on-line

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
This course should cover, at a minimum, the following topics: 1. Definition of Ethics 2. Morals and Virtues 3. Ethical Dilemmas 4. Ethical Decision Making 5. Ethics and the Individual 6. Ethics and the Organization 7. Ethics and Society
Dr. Linda M. Pittenger - 2/20/2015
Dr. Ed Knab - 2/20/2015
Dr. Wayne Harsha - 2/20/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/20/2015
1-6 Master of Science in Leadership 1. Core leadership knowledge, competencies, skills, and behaviors. (Foundational)
2. Self-awareness as a leader and a scalable framework to evaluate, assess, and renew leadership competencies. (Personal Transformation and Mastery)
3. The capacities to coach, mentor, and engage the leadership capacities of others to create high-performance teams. (Group Transformation)
4. Tools, techniques, and theories to diagnose organizational issues, plan effective organizational interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of organizational transformation efforts. (Organizational Transformation and Development)
5. Portable ability to apply leadership concepts and practices at different organizational levels and within diverse functional or organizational environments. (Organizational Context)
6. Critical understanding of how to evaluate personal experiences, prior knowledge and coursework, and organizational events within a business and leadership context (Business Administration and Leadership Sense Making)
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