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Professional Ethics in Management & Consulting

Growing attention to the social impact of business has made the importance of legal and ethical analysis in business decision-making central. This course focuses on the following key areas: the ethical decision-making process in the business context; and the ethical responsibilities of a management consultant in both private and public organizations in accordance with the CMC’s Code of Professional Conduct.

  Dates

Day & Time

Fees

In class
Section # 781

TBA

TBD

Regular course fee: $895
McGill Alumni fee: $761

Online
Section
# 782

* Fees for non-credit courses apply

Course duration: 20 hours in class plus approximately 20 hours of readings and assignments
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 4


Registration

This course is part of the Professional Development Certificate in Management Consulting. For more information, click here.

If you wish to register for an individual course without being admitted to the program, please click here for registration instructions.


Course Description

This course deals with the ethical decision-making process in the business context. It helps students understand various ethical systems and norms of behaviour and to draw conclusions as to the right, proper, and just decisions and actions in the face of moral dilemmas. It also covers the legal and ethical liabilities and responsibilities of a management consultant in both private and public organizations in accordance with the CMC’s Code of Professional Conduct. Through readings, case studies and discussions, the course explains how to avoid and resolve the ethical dilemmas often faced by a management consultant.


Course Outline

  • Ethical theories
  • Principles and moral insights of an integrated ethical system to resolve ethical dilemmas and foster genuine socially responsible management
  • Professional business conduct
  • Conflict of interest
  • Code of ethics vs. a code of conduct
  • CMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Application of the Code in consulting assignments
  • Disciplinary approach used in Canada

Instructors

TBA


Registration Deadline:

One week (7 calendar days) prior to the first class. 
If you miss the registration deadline, please contact 514-398-5454 or pd.conted [at] mcgill.ca


Cancellation Policy:

Transcript Courses
All cancellation & section change requests must be made in writing to Pdregistrations [at] mcgill.ca
Receive a full refund if your cancellation request is received prior the registration deadline - one week (7 calendar days) prior to the first class.
Receive a refund minus $100 cancellation fee if your cancellation request is received after the registration deadline - within one week (7 calendar days) prior to the first class.
No refunds are issued after the first class of the course, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.


Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd.conted [at] mcgill.ca

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