Assignment 2 | BUS 309 Business Ethics | Strayer University


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Assignment 2: Workplace Ethics: 
Due Week 8 and worth 275 points 

This assignment will give you the opportunity to analyze an ethical situation you are familiar with, have personally experienced, or learned about in the news.  It should be an ethical situation in the workplace. 

You will be graded on the following criteria:  
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper or a five-minute video in which you: 

  1. Thoroughly describe a situation that you have been involved in, are aware of, or have learned about in the news. 
  2. How did the situation get to be an ethical issue?
  3. Was the situation handled correctly?  Why or why not?  If so, what ethical concept was used to justify the action taken?  If not, make sure to include an ethical concept (s) (Kantian, utilitarian, virtue, etc.) in your actions or recommendation. If the situation is not yet resolved, make a recommendation using an ethical concept. 

If you write a paper: 

  1. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. 
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length. 

If you do a video: 

  1. Make sure your delivery is professional. 
  2. Check your appearance.  Check the background. 
  3. Make sure you stay within the allotted time. 
  4. Make eye contact with the camera. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: 

  • Determine the considerations for and process of ethical decision making to balance social responsibilities and address any moral, economic, and legal concerns. 
  • Analyze your selected situation using the predominant ethical theories, such as utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics to guide ethical business decision making. 
  • Determine the implications and impact of any applicable civil liberty laws. 
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business ethics. 
  • Write or speak clearly and concisely about business ethics.