Business Ethics: Capitalism, Ethics and the Paradox of Self-exploitation

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This course is a study of the central ethical problems related to business and how we might apply ethical principles and standards to solve these problems. In addition to thinking about what makes actions right/wrong, we will be concerned with how best to live meaningful lives and what our moral obligations are to each other. So this course will also raise larger social and individual questions about how our professional lives fit into our lives in general. We'll address moral questions like: Should we hold corporations (as opposed to individuals) morally accountable? Are there things which should not be for sale, such as organs or surrogacy services? When is a product pose too much of a risk to be sold? Is deceptive advertising immoral? Is it morally acceptable to purchase products that were produced in a way that is harmful to the environment or to workers?

Student profile

This is a completely online course, featuring synchronous online sessions twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.

Important dates

Application deadlines

Application opens: Jan. 10, 2022
Deadline: Apply by May 16, 2022

Tuition deadlines

The full tuition payment is due by June 6, 2022.

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Program Questions?

Contact Olha Skyba at olha.skyba@wisc.edu or 608-261-1937

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