Business Ethics & Legal Studies
But as soon as we start asking some broader questions around the subject, the precise nature of business ethics in action becomes much cloudier and contested. There has been some debate as to the real purpose of a business and now it should interact with society. May, 2010: The Williams College of Business undergraduate program was ranked #10 in the country for Business Ethics, by Bloomberg-Businessweek. Managerial ethics is a set of principles and rules dictated by upper management that define what is right and what is wrong in an organization.
A large part of business ethics is trying to determine what morality permits in this domain. Strictly speaking, if the harm a person does to himself is of no consequence to any other party, this action remains beyond the scope of ethics. Business ethics is primarily a negotiation with partners; ethics recordkeeping; use ethical methods of competition.
Ethics and compliance officers meet at conferences to swap ‘best practices’ that haven’t been research-tested. Not only is it difficult to get investors and other stakeholders interested in placing their bet on their business, there could also be huge financial implications in case the business gets caught in a legal tangle on account of such malpractices.
With the multi-disciplinary tools you gain at BELS, you will be optimizing not only your business and career decisions but your personal life choices as well. The Code of Business Ethics builds on our six core values by providing greater detail about expected ethical behaviors of all employees.
While one engineer may deny manifesting in the project on moral basis, the business may find a less painstaking engineer who will be ready to manifest in the project for a payoff, thus saving the business the cost of restyling. They give one an opportunity to think through, at one’s leisure, complex ethical issues that are likely to arise later, when there is no time to think.