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Curtin University’s Theodora Issa prompted a lot of discussion with this question: “Teaching business ethics in universities – is it a waste of time?”

She explained there are scholars who are against teaching business ethics while there are others who argue that students’ views can be swayed in ethics classes.

Dr Issa concludes that business school academics need to be “more aware of our impact on those individuals whom we graduate into the business world, and what impact they have on their communities and societies”.

And, that’s the pivotal point: graduates have to be aware of the effect their actions have on others. Their clients can lose life savings, and their employees can lose their jobs.

The bosses at corporations have their own moral reasoning for justifying decisions. Today’s students will one day become those bosses.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.smh.com.au

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