How long can an organization without values survive? In this course, you will study the relations of a corporation with its stakeholders from an ethical point of view. Corporate governance and social responsibilities will be explored from both a pragmatic business and an ethical standpoint. You will examine not only a corporation's ethical responsibilities to its employees and customers but also to the global marketplace.
Students completing this course should understand the dynamics and complexity of business ethics and tangibly demonstrate this understanding by applying concepts learned to explore and problem-solve ethical controversies. They should also appreciate the need for an organization to have a code of conduct, but be aware of the dangers of the informal organization having different, and sometimes less desirable, values.
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Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
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Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.