Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Business Ethics

The MBA with business ethics concentration emphasizes the importance of having a moral code and behaving ethically in the business environment.

Loyola's business ethics courses are designed to help you meet all challenges head-on. Our practical curriculum based on responsible leadership aims to make you accountable, ethical, and trustworthy. You will learn the business imperative for treating all stakeholders—including customers, employees, and the community—with respect and integrity.

Elective Courses

Choose three of the following courses in order to obtain a business ethics concentration.

Courses (3)

This course examines the ethical aspects of individual and corporate decision making in business and provides resources for making ethical decisions within the context of managerial practice.

Outcome: Students will be acquainted with the concepts and principles of ethical reasoning that have been developed in ethical theory; be aware of the specific ethical issues that arise in management and of the ways in which these issues are commonly analyzed; and be able to make sound ethical and managerial decisions and to implement those decisions within the context of an organization in a competitive marketplace.

This course develops an understanding of the ethical issues and responsibilities arising from human interaction with the non-human natural environment. Perspectives from various religious traditions, Western philosophy, and the science of ecology are considered.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate ethical awareness, reflection, and application of ethical principles in decision making.

This is an advanced business ethics course that addresses the ethical issues that arise in the global business environment, including the standards for the operation of multinational corporations and the ethical perspectives of managers in different countries.

Outcome: Students will understand the specific ethical problems of international business and of different ethical perspectives; develop skills for personal decision making and for developing and implementing ethical corporate policies in international business; and learn how to work toward more effective background institutions and forms of international business regulation.

This is an advanced business ethics course that addresses the ethical challenges in finance, which includes financial markets, financial services, financial management, and finance theory.  The aim of this course is to understand the ethical issues that arise in the various areas of finance and to develop an ability to resolve these issues effectively and responsibly.  Topics include: fairness in financial markets, the rationale for market regulation, duties of agents, fiduciaries, and professionals, conflict of interest, insider trading, manipulation and fraud, marketing and sales, consumer privacy, abusive credit practices, financial management, financial reporting, bankruptcy, acquisitions and mergers, and building an ethical corporate culture.