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BUS 607

Communication and Ethics

Semester Units



BUS 602

Course Description

This is a three-part course. The first part covers all aspects of business communication. The second and third parts concentrate on business ethics.

Communication in business consists of different skill sets. The ability to communicate is essential to success in today’s business environment. This part of the course is organized around the traditional content of a business communications course, including written and oral communication, global and multicultural issues, legal and ethical situations, and technology in communication.

The ethics part of the course presents a comprehensive review of current ethical issues from a global perspective of ethics. The course highlights both the positive and negative consequences of ethical behavior. The primary focus is to prevent potential ethical dilemmas that decision-makers may face in a number of different business areas.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and apply foundational principles of business communication, such as adapting messages and employing appropriate language, to effectively convey information in diverse professional contexts.

  • Evaluate various business communication methods and formulate effective strategies for different business scenarios.

  • Explain the role of ethics in business decision-making, including the implications of ethical behavior on stakeholders and organizational culture.

  • Analyze the foundational concepts of ethical thought, the complexities of business ethics, and corporate social responsibility.

  • Apply ethical principles in business decisions related to IT, HR, and financial reporting.

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