MBA 758 - PRINCIPLED ORGANIZATIONS: INTEGRATING FAITH, ETHICS AND WORK
Spring, 2014
Lawrence P. Ulrich, Ph.D.
ulrichlp@udayton.edu
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BUSINESS ETHICS LIBRARY


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COURSE DESCRIPTION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON BULLETIN:

MBA 758 Principled Organizations: Integrating Faith, Ethics, and Work. 3 credit hours.

Students draw on our Catholic Social Teaching and Marianist Heritage to explore issues related to the role of business as a high calling, a critical profession for the good of society and its citizens. Besides the importance of contributing and acting ethically, we delve into the benefit of integrating these values with current issues in business and its relationship to society. To do so extensive conversations with active business people and reflections on relevance of ideas discussed to personal goals and beliefs are central to the course. No Prerequisites.


This is an on-line course with no classroom meetings. Because there are no classroom meetings, computer technology will be used for purposes of communication and team-building. Students will also be doing a bit more writing in this course than they might do in a regular classroom course.

The course will provide students with the conceptual tools for analyzing the role that Faith and Ethics have in enriching one's life in business practices. It will explore reflections in Faith and the qualities necessary for the ethical practices of good managers. Some of the basic issues to be examined will include:

 1. The dynamics generated by faith and ethics in the world of work.

2. The practice of meditative reflection and its effect on work practices.

3. The appropriate conceptual tools for analyzing and resolving ethical issues that arise in business practices.

4. The values and beliefs that should drive virtuous business practices.

5. The skill for resolving ethical conflicts that arise in specific cases.

6. Understanding Catholic Social Teaching and UD's Marianist Heritage and of applying them to the purpose of business to create a healthy corporate culture, management practices and leadership  models..

7. The societal role and purpose of work and its spiritual dimension in the Christian context.

8. The understanding of of the "common good" and the need to see business and leadership as a "calling."

9. Identifying successful firms and individuals who are known for exemplary practices associated with the theme of Business as a "calling."

10. Team-building skills through the use of electronic technology.

11. Developing writing skills in students.

There will be an emphasis on team-building through the use of on-line tools for collaborative writing projects, threaded discussions, and Web Conferences (Audio Chat Rooms).

Individual short essays will also be part of the evaluation process.

The particulars of the course will be found on <http://academic.udayton.edu/LawrenceUlrich> or <http://academic.udayton.edu/LawrenceUlrich/758sp14syllb.html>. Students are also encouraged to contact the professor by phone (760.574.8087) or by e-mail.