CR 503 Business and Society

An exploration of the rights, responsibilities, problems, and opportunities facing the business manager operating within a system in which the demands and expectations of the social, political, and legal subsystems often compete or conflict with purely economic factors normally affecting internal managerial decision-making and behavior of a firm. Issues of ethics and values, as they operate in an increasingly pluralistic society, will be stressed. The concept of corporate responsibility to stakeholders will be examined in some depth. The course will explore alternative responses to the question: To whom is the corporation responsible, and for what?

Credits: 3