BUKD-C553 White Collar Crime and Corporate Ethics
- 12 weeks
- 3.00 credits
*Prerequisite for fall 2019 admits and later: Core 1. Typically this course is offered i Spring and Fall.
This course will introduce you to white collar criminal law, corporate compliance, and individual and organizational business ethics. The aim of the course is to provide you with a basic knowledge of the theoretical and practical underpinnings of business ethics and criminal law as it applies to individuals and organizations operating in the corporate realm. Readings and class discussions will focus on exploring the following key questions: what is white collar crime; why do business people commit unethical and criminal acts; how are individuals and organizations investigated, prosecuted, and sentenced for white collar crimes, and how should they be; what are the elements of mainstay white collar crimes; and how are white collar, corporate crime, and corporate rules violations appropriately deterred. Answering these questions should provide you a deeper understanding of why “good people do bad things” and what is (and what should be) our collective societal response, issues fundamental to navigating today’s complex business world.