Put the Book to Work in Your Classroom

Companies want to hire qualified candidates that have been trained in all areas of business management. Teaching students to make better ethical choices empowers them to confront and resolve such dilemmas in the workplace. Professors that incorporate the principles of The Business Ethics Field Guide will strengthen their students at all levels in their careers, from the seasoned professional to the recent graduate.

Notre Dame, University of Florida, Texas State, Texas Christian University, Loyola Marymount, San Jose State, Fordham, and Brigham Young University are just some of the distinguished schools to incorporate The Business Ethics Field Guide into their academic curriculum.

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“Ethical dilemmas are part of the natural terrain in business, yet it is often hard to figure out a path from ethical theory to those practical realities. This Field Guide does that, starting from common ethical challenges that arise in business and then providing guidance based on examples and ethical theory.”
Joshua Margolis
Harvard Business School, Professor of Business Administration
“A compendium of remarkable, real-life dilemmas that force readers to think and decide. World-class authors from both academe and the C-suite make this book a must-read.”
Tom Donaldson
Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor in Ethics and Law
“This book is FANTASTIC! I love it. I want to use it in my MBA class. It offers a unique approach to discussing ethical dilemmas with students. The questions following each case highlight the nuances in ethical decision-making and Bill’s commentary adds a dimension of realism in the cases that students will appreciate.”
Tara Ceranic Salinas
Associate Professor of Business Ethics, University of San Diego
Whether you’ve been teaching ethics and CSR for a long time, or you’re brand new, you can give students a great experience with much less work. The Business Ethics & Society Classroom In-A-Box gives you over 30 modules to choose from and automates the whole process for students and for instructors.

No cost to instructors

The Classroom In-a-Box offers complete lesson plans, slide decks, videos, exercises, and assessments for ethics professors—all in an online resource that’s easy to use. Your students also get a copy of The Business Ethics Field Guide, the definitive, practical guide to turning dangerous dilemmas into opportunities. Professors can pick the modules they need, or even teach an entire course. All of the material can be adapted to your university’s ethics competencies and course requirements.

At Merit Leadership, we have decades of award-winning experience teaching ethics in top programs. Our classroom material is derived from The Ethics Business Field Guide, a textbook written from years of research and experience in solving ethical dilemmas. It is currently being used in universities like the University of Florida, Columbia University, Notre Dame, Brigham Young University, and others. The Field Guide walks students through the 13 most common dilemma types and how to think through and solve each of them.

Course Modules

1. What is Business Ethics?

2. Developing Ethical Skills

3. Engaging Ethical Creativity

4. Ethical Creativity Practice Drills

5. Moral Courage

6. Tyler Shultz and Theranos Case Study

7. Philosophical Frameworks of Ethics

8. Cultivating Ethical Culture

9. Stakeholder Salience

10. Influencing Stakeholders

11. Challenger Shuttle Disaster Case Study

12. Shareholders as Stakeholders

13. Obedience, Dissent, and the Milgram Experiment

14. Neuroscience and Ethics

15. Moral Foundations Theory

16. Cognitive Bias

17. Customers as Stakeholders

18. Restoring Trust

19. Engaging Employees Ethically

20. Wells Fargo Case Study


21. Ethical Business Governance

22. Managing Conflicts of Interest

23. Enron Case Study

24. Managing Discrimination and Harassment

25. Multiculturalism, Diversity, & Inclusion in the Workplace

26. Diversity and Inclusion: College Admissions Activity

27. Corporate Social Responsibility

28. Corporate Social Responsibility Topics


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