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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MGT 389 - Business and Society

This course interweaves ethics into a survey of topic and issues pertinent to the business, government, and society relationship. Major themes are social responsibility, business ethics, ethical decision-making, sustainability, and ethical policy and practice. Course will be offered every year (Fall, and Spring).

Prerequisites: MGT 380 or MGT 382.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: K6 - Individual & Society

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify varieties of capitalist societies and explain how they function as a global system.
  • Explain why the institution of corporation was created, and the role it is intended to play in capitalist societies.
  • Identify the different forms of corporations and businesses, and explain their intended functions and how they are governed and make decisions.
  • Understand different theoretical perspectives on the societal roles and relationships of business, government, and civil society. 
  • Explain different perspectives and theories on how business organizations create and destroy value for their stakeholders, and influence public discourse and politics.
  • Articulate different ways of measuring the social, environmental, and economic impacts of business on society.
  • Critically apply theories to analyze current issues related to the role and impacts of business in society.
  • Describe how a diverse society imposes a range of often conflicting expectations on business organizations, and be able to explain how companies manage these expectations. 

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