Unit VII Essay
This assignment provides you with an opportunity to summarize ethics in financial responsibilities and to evaluate ethical considerations of executive compensation by writing a persuasive essay. In your essay, take a position on the following topics, and support it with evidence. Evidence can be facts, statistics, and quotes from scholarly articles, reliable news sources, or even anecdotal examples from personal experience. You may use any of the readings from this course, or you may find new ones to support your position. At least two pieces of evidence should be used (one for each topic).
BUS 4751, Business Ethics 4
1. Do you think executive compensation in its various parts (i.e., salary, stock options, severance packages) funded at the current level is unethical? If so, how would you revise the compensation so that it was just? On what basis would you change it? Does the government have a role to play? If so, in what manner?
2. Is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act too strict, not strict enough, or just right? Explain.
Your essay should be at least 500 words in length, double-spaced, and written in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Use APA Style to format your citations.
Unit VIII Reflection Paper
This assignment provides you with an opportunity to think critically about business ethics, business relationships, leadership, and how each contributes to an organization’s overall culture. Write a 500-word reflection paper by addressing each of the following items:
How does ethics impact business relationships within an organization? How can leaders and their leadership styles impact the ethical practices within an organization? How does ethics impact an organization’s overall culture? Based on what you have learned in this course, how would you describe your approach to business ethics (i.e., What are your principles? What is your guide?)? Conclude with a reflection on how the insights you gained from this course might affect the way you view your actions and thoughts in the future.
Your essay should be at least 500 words in length, double-spaced, and written in Times New Roman, 12-point font. You will not need a title page or a reference page, as this paper is all about your thoughts.
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