District Syllabus
GEB2430
Business Ethics


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course will enable students to confront the issues of what is right, proper, and just when making decisions that affect other people in the business world. The focus is on what relationships are and ought to be with employees.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Shaw. Business Ethics: A Textbook with Cases, 8 ed., Cengage, 2013. ISBN: 9781133943075
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion, the student will be able to:
  1. differentiate between right, proper, and just decision making;
  2. identify unethical behavior and offer a right, proper, or just action;
  3. identify characteristics that are associated with ethical behavior and conduct;
  4. understand the nature of ethics in business, organizations, and society;
  5. understand the moral philosophy of business.
Course Learning Outcomes:
To achieve the learning outcomes, the following will be 
performed:
  1. the separation of facts from perception;
  2. define the role of ethics in the workplace;
  3. identify the use of ethical practices and the benefits to the organization, customers, and society;
  4. describe situations where ethical issues outcome.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.