This is a new course addressing the ethical and legal challenges of the modern corporation, including faculty and students from both the Stern School of Business and...More >>
This is a new course addressing the ethical and legal challenges of the modern corporation, including faculty and students from both the Stern School of Business and New York University School of Law. The course will be divided into two complementary sections. The emphasis in the first section is on the individual's legal and ethical responsibilities in interacting with the corporation- navigating real world market pressures considering moral and social psychology, ethical norms, and legal imperatives. The second section of the course addresses these challenges from an institutional perspective, including organizational and cultural norms. Students will also be asked to consider the role, design, and institutionalization of ethics and compliance cultures and programs in global business. The objective is to facilitate professional interaction and joint work between students from both schools.
Subjects of study include professional dilemmas and moral accountability, truth and disclosure, conflicts of interest, agency and fiduciary duty, whistle blowing, corporate citizenship and global business issues. The student in this course will be expected to exercise professional judgment through discussion and analysis of cases. (1.5 credits)