In the autumn of 2008, as part of the ongoing process of embedding ethics throughout the DePaul curricula, the Management Department was tasked with developing four sets of ethics modules to be integrated into the MBA curriculum. Led by Laura Hartman and Patricia Werhane, modules have been developed and incorporated into every section of these courses Management 500, 502, 555 and Operations and Management 599, the capstone course in the management track. In developing these modules, faculty have been given a plethora of material, including articles, slides, assignments, suggested teaching methods and learning objectives.
The learning objectives stated at the beginning of each module are envisioned as a requirement for every student, so that students leaving DePaul will be equipped with decision models that enable them to reason and critically analyze ethical issues they will face in the workplace. With that goal in mind, the method of achievement may be flexible and differ in each course section.
All of this material is available internally to DePaul faculty online on the Management portal, where the goal is to provide each faculty member teaching one of the Management MBA sections with sufficient material for him or her to customize these resources to fit their teaching style and philosophy while also meeting the ethics learning objectives. If individuals external to DePaul are interested in the applications of these modules in connection with their undergraduate or MBA programs, please contact the Institute by emailing Laura Hartman at firstname.lastname@example.org or see:
L.P. Hartman, P. Werhane, "A Modular Approach to Business Ethics Integration: At the intersection of the Stand-Alone and the Integrated approaches," Journal of Business Ethics, v. 90, no. 3 (2010), pp. 295-300, available from Springer Publishing.