BUS-L360 Topics in Business Ethics: The Law of Compliance
- 8 weeks
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-L 375 or BUS-L 376
This course will examine the law of compliance, along with accompanying principles of corporate governance, as a critical means of improving the efficiency and ethics of business organizations. We will study the internal controls, business practices and norms, operations, regulations, and laws that govern how business entities are managed and how the rights of a business entity’s stakeholders are balanced, as well as the various duties, rights, and obligations of boards of directors, officers, managers, investors, shareholders, regulators, customers, and whistleblowers. Special emphasis will be placed on the ever-popular phenomenon of whistleblowing, an increasingly important tool for ensuring compliance. The protections that federal statutes offer corporate whistleblowers will be examined, as well as the valuable role that whistleblowers play in the law and in today’s society.