Business and Professional Ethics: Your Money and Your Life

Course Code

PHIL 2203

Academic Year


What has been your reaction to the plethora of business scandals that have peppered the news? Are you judgmental or indifferent, assuming that corruption is part of daily life, and possibly, even an indispensable ingredient of business life? What is the place of ethical discourse in the business world -- ought it to be essential, or tangential, a point of discussion raised for "damage control" when such scandals are brought to public light? What is the place of ethics in your life, and how are you to steer that life if your "personal" ethical code is at odds with the ethical code of the workplace? What is the place, value, and good of labour in your life, and how can you live a life of integrity? Can you answer these questions, and defend your responses?
This course will help to do so by enabling you to understand, identify, critically evaluate and assess, both in theory and practice, ethical concepts and arguments as they pertain to business practice, professional conduct, and personal life. Upon successful completion of the course, you should have the tools to help you navigate through, and calm the myriad moral storms that you will face in your professional life.