Required Ethics Courses
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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook
Last updated on 1/31/2003
Required Ethics Courses (or
courses that prominently
feature discussions of ethics) at Baruch College
– All Baruch College undergraduates must take a Philosophy course
in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. Three of the four choices
focus on ethics for at least one-third of the semester; the fourth
is a course in Ethical Theory.
– All entering Freshmen take the Freshman Seminar, one module of
which focuses on ethics.
– Beginning in Fall 2022, all MPA students will take a core course on Race, Inequality, and Public Policies.
– All business undergraduates must take LAW 1101 (Fundamentals
of Business Law) and MGT 3120 (Fundamentals of Management). Discussion
of ethical issues is a component of both. Management majors (except
those specializing in entrepreneurship) are required to take MGT
3800 (Management and Society).
– All MBA students must take BUS 9100 (The Societal and Governmental
Environment of Business) or BUS 9110 (Business and Society) and
MGT 9300 (Management: A Behavioral Approach). All three include
significant components on ethics.
– All Journalism M.A. students must take ENG 9510 (Legal and Ethical
Issues in Business Journalism).
– All Corporate Communication M.A. students must take COM 9510
(Media and Business Ethics).
– All Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. students must
take PSY 77100 (Ethical and Legal Issues for Psychologists).
– All of the core courses in the School of Public Affairs feature
an ethics component.
All curriculum proposals in the Zicklin School of Business must
contain a statement of how ethics or ethical decision-making is
included in the course. (ZSB faculty passed a resolution in 1993
that issues of ethics and ethical decision-making be included in
Many elective courses across the three schools at both undergraduate
and graduate levels include components that focus on ethics.