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Legal And Ethical Environment Of Business (BUS-252)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0204-252-001
Instructor: Winston Waters
Days: Tuesday Thursday 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity

Course Will Be Livestreamed Online Tr 8:00 Am- 9:15 Am

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This course examines the nature and impact of law and ethics on the domestic and international operations of a business enterprise. The law is studied as an instrument of social change. Specific attention is paid to regulatory agencies, unions and labor relations, antitrust, consumer affairs, environmental impact, and contracts. The course also addresses the relationship of ethics to profit, social responsibility, government relations, and the role of business in society.

Learning Goals:   Upon completion of this course, the successful student should be able to:• Understand the U.S. legal system and how it is applied to the business environment.• Develop an ethical mindset pertinent for sound business decision making.• Aquire a basic knowledge of the specific areas of law that affect business.• Gain an understanding of alternative methods of solving buisiness disputes (ADR)• Recognize the pertinent international challenges that confront business in the 21st century.• Gain an insight into the regluartory environment and its impact on business.• Utilize case analysis to enhance critical thinking/analytical skills• Enhance all forms of communication• Recognize the emerging trends in business law and how these trends might impact business decision making.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.


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