10 Business Ethics

Miranda Walston

Last updated: May 3/24

Case Studies

Ethics Video Cases: (Youtube licensed) curated by James Brusseau

A collection of video case studies in ethics, business ethics and moral dilemmas can be used as discussion starters and as response prompts; compiled by Pace University.


Business Ethics (CC-BY-NC-SA) BY  William Frey, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaquez

“Modules can be recombined into different standalone courses such as business ethics, business/government/society, or environment of organizations. Since each module can be covered independently, they can be integrated into the business administration curriculum as specific interventions in mainstream business courses in areas like accounting, finance, management, information systems, human resources or office administration. “-website


Applied Ethics Primer (CC-BY-NC) by Letitia Meynell and Clarisse Paron

Every applied ethics course requires some brief introduction to ethical theory and philosophical reasoning. Without this, applied ethics courses risk merely teaching students how to rationalize their prejudices and preferences rather than teaching them how to critically assess and engage in ethical decision-making.

Business Ethics (OpenStax) (CC BY) by Stephen M. Byars, USC Marshall School of Business and Kurt Stanberry, University of Houston–Downtown

Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility.

The Business Ethics Workshop (CC BY-NC-SA) by James Brusseau, Pace University

Ethics is about determining value; it’s deciding what’s worth doing and what doesn’t matter so much. Business ethics is the way we decide what kind of career to pursue, what choices we make on the job, which companies we want to work with, and what kind of economic world we want to live in and then leave behind for those coming after. There are no perfect answers to these questions, but there’s a difference between thinking them through and winging it. The Business Ethics Workshop provides a framework for identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas encountered through working life.

This chapter is adapted from Business Ethics in OER by Discipline Directory by Edited by Lauri M. Aesoph and Josie Gray.


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