Without question “business ethics” is one of the hot topics of the day. Over the past months we have seen business after business charged with improper practices that violate commonly-accepted ethical norms. This has led to a loss of confidence in corporate management, and has had severe economic consequences. From many quarters business educators have heard the call to put more emphasis on ethical practices in their business courses and curricula. This paper describes an innovative method used to teach business ethics to Executive MBA students using distance education methodology. Now in its second year of inclusion within the curriculum at Auburn University, this course has proven to be thought-provoking and challenging to professional-level students. Following a general introduction to the course, this paper provides a description of the contents of each of the five modules currently available on computer diskettes (CDs). The course is currently being adapted for use also in not-for-credit continuing professional development contexts.
Sauser, William I. Jr.
"Teaching Business Ethics at a Distance,"
Journal of Executive Education:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jee/vol2/iss1/6