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Course Description

Course provides “real life” complex, ethical situations for students to evaluate, as both decision-maker and advisor, by addressing the various issues confronted by senior government and corporate professionals, nation states, and other parties of significance, involving the receipt and protection of critical and sensitive data. Specific topics include standard professional ethical frameworks of beneficence and non-maleficence; rights and justice; and issues related to privacy, intellectual property, and corporate espionage and fraud, while contrasting same with freedom of information and intellectual creativity. The course compares and contrasts global governments’ and cultures’ differing approaches to ethics, and enhances, from a framework of dialogue, discernment of action, and deliberation, the ability of students to make reasoned and responsible business decisions in a global economy. The course also examines aspirational versus mandatory ethical standards (i.e., the “right thing to do” vs. what is “legal” or “compliant”), through additional frameworks of reference, including review, reflection, and refinement of decisions.

Learning Objectives


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Strategic Planning and Policy