Syllabus Essay

2756 Words Apr 4th, 2013 12 Pages
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
School of Management

MGT 401– Public Policy, Law and Management Professor Hibschweiler
Semester: Spring 2013 Office: 362 Jacobs
Office telephone: 645-3911

Class Sessions: S2T T/Th 9:30 – 10:50 Jacobs 122 S3T T/Th 11 – 12:20 Jacobs 320

Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 10:30 – 12:00 and by appointment.

E-mail: ah33@buffalo.edu

INTRODUCTION:

This course focuses on the regulatory and policy implications of the interaction between government and private business entities, including corporations, partnerships and other business forms. The class is designed to help students understand the legal environment in which business organizations operate. It also will examine
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No make-up for any examination will be given, absent an appropriate reason, verified by proper documentation.

II. Project – Large Group: The large group project involves a presentation, to be made to the class, of an ethical dilemma that has confronted business. Cases are to be drawn from past or current events. Examples include Enron, Hewlett Packard, etc. Presentation topics must be approved by me in advance. Early in the semester, your group will be asked to submit a list of three cases that interest you. I will try to honor preferences to the extent possible. Presentation dates will be assigned at random. Groups may trade dates with instructor consent and only upon appropriate advance notice.

Your presentations must address ALL of the issues listed below. 1. What happened? 2. Were criminal charges brought? If so, what were the charges? Was anyone convicted? 3. Were the parties involved sued civilly? If not, are such suits likely in the future? What theories were or would be used to enable persons who suffered damages as a result of the conduct involved in the case to recover? 4. Did the participants in the case follow good business practices? In other words, did they make money? Does the business organization still exist? 5. Using the models discussed in class, was the situation resolved in a way that was consistent with good business ethics?

Plan on a presentation of 15 minutes. One week in advance of

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