Ethics


Questions to Consider

Consider these questions while reading this module:

  • What is ethics? What is business ethics? Why is business ethics important?
  • What is the relationship between ethics and the law?
  • How are ethical decision-making models similar? different?
  • What are the key principles of Utilitarianism, Kantian (or duty) ethics, Justice ethics and virtue ethics as approaches to ethical reasoning?
  • How can these theories be applied to ethical decision-making?
  • What ethical principles guide your conduct?
  • Why is ethical leadership important?
  • Should business be "socially responsible?" Why or why not? What theories support your position?