BUSINESS EDUCATION AND ETHICS: ESTABLISHING A FRAMEWORK FOR ETHICS INCLUSION IN CURRICULA
La Trobe University (AUSTRALIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:This paper expands the literature relative to the changing nature of higher education and the support for ethics in curricula. The purpose is to establish a framework of literature for a future research study to explore the ethics content embedded (or deficient) in the subjects of a Bachelor of Business Program, interventions used by teachers in specific subjects, and linkages to assessments and graduate outcomes. The literature embraces the educational environment conducive to ethics inclusion, building ethics into business curriculum, and the skills students require for ethical business practice. Clearly, the literature challenges universities to include ethics in all curricula. The rationale is to ensure business students have the graduate outcomes and skills in professionalism to avoid some of the business and economic catastrophes of the past decade.
Keywords: Higher education, curriculum, ethics, graduate outcomes.