Business Ethics

General Course Information

Course Lecturer Name(s):  Dr. Anthony Andall

Course Director Name: N/A

Course Lecturer(s) Contact Information:  444-4175 ext. 3723 email:

Course Director Contact Information: N/A 

Course Lecturer(s) Office Hours:  Mon & Wed 11-00- 12:00 pm, 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm, Tue & Thu 10:30 – 12:00, 2:30 – 4:00pm 

Course Director Office Hours: N/A

Course Lecturer(s) Office Location:  Business and Management Studies Office Building C

Course Director Office Location:   

Course Support: Tracy Fortune,, Ext 3373

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Course Curriculum Information

Course Description: 

This course introduces students to the concept of business ethics as it applies to global business. Business ethics examines the nature of morality and theories of normative ethics. The course identifies a variety of ethical issues and moral challenges involving consumers, the environment, the professions, and the role of the corporation in our society.

Course Objectives: 

  1. Recognize the ethical ramifications of business decisions
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of ethical, managerial and regulatory principles to distinguish relationships between same, and to apply ethical principles jointly with other principles in making business decisions.
  3. Identify major ethical issues facing business managers and the qualities, cost, and benefits of decision-making among ethical companies and morally acting managers. 
  4. Apply knowledge of ethics and morality to critique managerial decision-making.
  5. Evaluate the of ethical and moral implications of business decisions. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply ethical test to real-life scenarios in order make informed ethical judgments
  2. Students will be able to compare and contrast between morality and ethical principles.
  3. Students will be able to apply and utilize ethical theories to business decision-making.
  4. Students will have the ability to justify and defend business decisions from an ethical perspective  

Program Outcomes Met By This Course:

ISLO-1: Students will be able to apply ethical skills to lead and manage in their respective business discipline.

ISLO-7: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of legal, ethical, and global standards in the management domain.

SAS Grading Scale: Grades will be assigned as follows:

A  = 89.5% or better

B+ = 84.5 - 89.4%

B  = 79.5 - 84.4%

C+ = 74.5 - 79.4%

C = 69.5 - 74.4%

D = 64.5 - 69.4%

F = 64.4% or less 

Course Materials:

Text: Ethics and the Conduct of Business (6th Ed). John R. Boatright. Prentice Hall

Supplementary Readings/Resources: Business Ethics: The Moral Foundation of Effective Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship (2nd Ed). Frank J. Cavico & Bahaudin Mujtaba

Course Grading Requirement:


  • Midterm: 25                 
  • Final: 25    
  • In class Quizzes: 15  
  • Term -project: 15  
  • Class participation and Discussion: 05
  • Written assignments & Presentations: 15
  • Total 100       

Course Requirements:

Chapter quizzes:

Upon completion of each chapter a quiz will be administered. These quizzes will be administered using both online and in person as determined by the course instructor. Quizzes will account for 15% of the course grade. 

Individual assignments: 

At least two (2) individual assignments will be administered throughout the course. Combined, individual assignments will account for a total of 15% of the course grade. 

Group paper: 

A group assignment will be distributed in week nine (9) of the course. The size of the group is contingent of the size of the class and will be determined by the course instructor. The group paper will account for 15% of the course grade.

Midterm and Final Exams:

The midterm and final exam will occur in week 8 and week 16 respectively.

Course Schedule





Jan 17th 2021


Introduction to Business Ethics 




Ethics in the world of business


Welfare Rights and justice



Equality Liberty and Virtue



Whistle blowing



Trade secrets and conflicts of interest




8. Mar 7th – 11th





Discrimination and Affirmative Action 



Employment Rights 



Marketing Advertising and Product Safety 



Ethics in Finance 



Corporate Social Responsibility 



Team Presentations 



Team Presentations 


16 Apr 29th – May 6th



School of Arts and Sciences Master Syllabi — Info for All Sections

Plagiarism Policy

Academic Integrity

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Plagiarism is regarded as a cardinal offense in academia because it constitutes theft of the work of someone else, which is then purported as the original work of the plagiarist. Plagiarism draws into disrepute the credibility of the Institution, its faculty, and students; therefore, it is not tolerated” (p. 48).

Plagiarism also includes the unintentional copying or false accreditation of work, so double check your assignments BEFORE you hand them in.

Be sure to do good, honest work, credit your sources and reference accordingly and adhere to the University’s Honor Code. Plagiarism and cheating will be dealt with very seriously following the university’s policies on Plagiarism as outlined in the Student Manual.

Your work may be subject to submission to plagiarism detection software, submission to this system means that your work automatically becomes part of that database and can be compared with the work of your classmates.

Attendance Requirement

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Students are expected to attend all classes and or clinical rotations for which they have registered. Although attendance may not be recorded at every academic activity, attendance may be taken randomly. Students’ absence may adversely affect their academic status as specified in the grading policy. If absence from individual classes, examinations, and activities, or from the University itself is anticipated, or occurs spontaneously due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, proper notification procedures must be followed. A particular course may define additional policies regarding specific attendance or participation” (p. 9).

Examination Attendance

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

All matriculated students are expected to attend all assigned academic activities for each course currently registered. Medical excuses will be based on self-reporting by students. Students who feel they are too sick to take an examination or other required activity on a specific day must submit the online SAS medical excuse, which is available on Carenage. Students are only allowed two such excuses a year. Upon consultation with the Director of University Health Service, the third excuse will result in a mandatory medical leave of absence. The policies regarding make-up examinations are at the option of the Course Director” (p.46).

For additional specific examination policies and procedures, refer to the St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020), pages 31 through 37.

Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services Policy

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

A student with a disability or disabling condition that affects one or more major life activities, who would like to request an accommodation, must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) located in the Dean of Students Office. It is highly recommended that students applying for accommodations do so at least one month before classes begin to allow for a more efficient and timely consideration of the request. If a fully completed application is not submitted in a timely fashion, an eligibility determination may not be made, and accommodations, where applicable, may not be granted prior to the commencement of classes and/or examinations” (p. 8).


It is the responsibility of the student to read and understand the policies, laws, rules and procedures that while they could affect your grade for a course, have not been specifically outlined in the course syllabus. These are contained in the St. George’s University Student Manual.