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PHL 323 Week 1 Personal Ethics
Development Paper


Write a 1,050- to 1,200-word paper on personal
ethics development that examines your personal ethical system and ground rules.

  • Incorporate
    the terms found in the University of Phoenix Material: Key Terms.

  • Focus on the
    developmental aspect of your ethics rather than on a particular position
    on any issue.

  • Define your
    underlying ethical system, its primary principles, the sources that helped
    shape your ethics—such as people, institutions, events, and so forth—and
    the criteria and decision-making factors you have used to revise them.

  • Discuss the
    potential effect of your ethics on your performance or use of them in your
    workplace. Use a specific personal example.

  • Explain why
    ethics are needed in an organization and how ethics are integrated into an
    organization to achieve its direction and goals. What effect does the
    application of these ethics have on individuals, organizations, and

Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines.

Submit your paper to the
Plagiarism Checker. Submit it for review and provide a copy of the report to
your facilitator with your assignment.



PHL 323 Week 2 Ethical Systems Table


Complete the
Ethical Systems Table.

Format references
consistent with APA guidelines and include them after the table.

Systems Table


Fill in brief definitions of
each primary ethical theory.

Identify alternate names or
variations of each ethical system based on your reading of the text and
supplemental materials.

Match the real-world examples
listed below with the corresponding systems. The first one has been completed
for you in the table.


Real-World Examples


A. I believe
people should be able to eat sand if they like the taste of it.


B. I believe
that if sand is going to be eaten, it should be available for everyone to eat.


C. I believe
people should be able to eat sand because it is the right thing to do.


D. I believe
people should be able to eat sand because it is good for one’s health.


E. I believe
people should be able to eat sand if they decide they want to, regardless of
whether it is someone else’s sand.


F. I believe
people should be able to eat sand if they want to because they are free to make
the decision themselves.


G. I believe I
will eat sand because it is the standard meal for my community.


Develop your own workplace
example that fits with each system. Present each workplace scenario in a
substantial paragraph of approximately 40 words. Although the table field will
expand to accommodate your workplace examples, you may list them at the end of
the table; make a note in the table to see the attached examples, however, so
your facilitator knows to look for scenarios below the table.


Format references consistent with APA guidelines and include them after the table.



Theory/System and Brief Definition

Other Names

Real-World Example

Workplace Example

Duty-based ethics
Regardless of consequences,
certain moral principles are binding, focusing on duty rather than results or
moral obligation over what the individual would prefer to do (Treviño
& Nelson, 2011, Ch. 2).
In ethics, deontological
ethics, or deontology (Greek: deon
meaning obligation or duty), is a theory holding that decisions should be
made solely or primarily by considering one's duties and the rights of
others. Some systems are based on biblical or tenets from sacred.

Deontology, pluralism, moral rights,
Categorical  imperative
Golden rule

C. I believe people
should be able to eat sand because it is the right thing to do.

It is my duty to follow through
with instructions my boss gives me, even if I do not agree with the concept.
It is my moral obligation to respect authority figures.











nature ethics























Treviño, L. K., & Nelson, K. A.
(2011). Managing
business ethics: Straight talk about how to do it right
(5th ed.). Hoboken,
NJ: Wiley.



PHL 323 Week 2 News at 6 Paper


Complete a
500 - 700 word paper about a current event where critical thinking was
involved; the current even should have direct application to ethics in
management; use resources housed on the library website such as ProQuest; use
at least one reference.

 Format your paper
consistent with APA guidelines.



PHL 323 Week 3 Current Ethical Issue in
Business Paper


Research information on an issue that deals with
business ethics from a newspaper, magazine, journal, TV, or the Internet.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word
paper in which you analyze the issue and address the following:

  • Clearly
    define the issue.

  • What seems
    to be the basis of the issue?

  • Identify
    ground rules that manifested the situation.

  • What ethical
    change, deficiency, or conflict brought it about?

  • Which
    ethical systems were at work for key individuals in the
    organization—managers, executives, and employees?

  • How did the
    organizational leadership come into play? How did ethical behavior and
    responsibility differ between employees and management? Pay particular
    attention to the role of middle management and executive management in
    causing or resolving the issue.

Propose a plan for revising the
ethical standards to resolve the issue for the company. Address how the plan
affects employees and management.

  • Include
    prescriptive and psychological approaches.

  • The plan
    must include implementation, communication of the standards, and
    measurements of short- and long-term compliance.

Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines.

  • Include the
    citation of the article for reference and attach a link to the article
    following the conclusion of your paper.

  • Include at
    least two textbook references and three references from other sources with
    your paper.

Submit your paper to the Plagiarism checker. Submit
it for review and provide a copy of the report to your facilitator with your



PHL 323 Week 3 Get Creative!


outside of the box!  Identify an ethical obstacle that you have had at
work.  How did it impact you the manager/employee and then put yourself in
the shoes of the manager/employee.  

a brief paper, create a powerpoint, draw a cartoon, make a vision board....
this assignment is for you to tell me a story!

Identify the ethical obstacle

Discuss the behavior and responsibility of the employee and manager

What did you learn from this situation?  Did you learn something about
yourself? Your manager? Your company?



PHL 323 Week 4 Evaluation of a Business
Code of Ethics


The purpose of this
assignment is to assist you in refining problem-solving capabilities that
organizations already possess for use in business ethics applications. This
paper uses a structured, objective format sometimes called a system of inquiry.
This assignment is a systematic formalized inquiry into, or examination of, the
code of ethics of an organization and its effects to achieve a specific level
of ethical behavior in employees, management, and executives. Each business
should have a framework for ensuring ethical behavior. The structure, format,
and scope of codes vary depending on the company’s business. An oil company's
code, for example, would probably have different criteria and emphases than a
health care provider's code of ethics. Sometimes, codes of ethics are called by
other names, such as an employee code of conduct. A code of ethics, though,
should be differentiated from standard good operating practices.

Evaluation and analysis includes problem solving and
behavior in assessing organizational ethics along with decision-making
processes. In this case, you are evaluating your own company’s code of ethics,
or that of another company if your employer does not have a code of ethics.

Write a 1,200- to 1,400-word
paper, one not using question-and-answer format, discussing your organization’s
code of ethics in detail. Perform the following steps:

  • Obtain a
    copy of your employer's code of ethics or find an example on the Internet
    from a major corporation, such as Shell Oil Company’s Statement of Ethics.
    This is the document upon which to base your inquiry.

  • Write a
    general information paragraph on the company, including its mission statement.

  • Determine
    the type of ethical system used by the firm and reasons or examples upon
    which you based your decisions. Ethical systems include ends-driven,
    relativistic, entitlement, and duty-driven (legal or religious) ethics.

  • Identify and
    discuss how the code of ethics is used. Include several paragraphs on each
    use: one for employees, one for management, one for the board of
    directors, and so forth. Some of this information comes from the company’s
    code of ethics. Others may be available through an Internet search.
    Consider the following:

    • Why it is used—the general or special circumstances

    • How it is used

    • When it is used

Note. You may not be able to
find all the information. In that case, state this fact and indicate which
sources were examined with no results.

  • Why might
    the organization need to modify their existing code of ethics? Consider
    how you might modify the code if you were the new CEO and how you would
    implement the changes.

  • What
    possible reactions to the code are to be expected from employees and
    managers? What effects does the organizational culture have on the
    acceptance of the code?

  • What is the
    effect of the code on the organization?

  • Summarize
    the results of your systematic analysis or inquiry into the code of ethics
    of this organization.

Format your paper consistent
with APA guidelines.

  • Prepare an
    introduction and use section headings identifying each of the steps with
    information and discussion following. Summarize your findings in the

  • Do not
    include paragraphs directly from your company’s code. Summarize what is
    contained in the document. Your paper may contain no more than 15%
    unoriginal or quoted material.

Submit your paper to Plagiarism
Checker. Submit it for review and provide a copy of the report to your
facilitator with your assignment.



PHL 323 Week 4 News at 6


Complete a 500 - 700 word paper
or  5-7 slide PowerPoint or Prezi presentation - - about a current event
where poor business ethics was involved; the current event should have direct
application to at least one of week 4 objectives; use resources housed on the
library website such as ProQuest; use at least one reference.

 Format your paper consistent with APA



PHL 323 Week 5 Ethics in
the Workplace Case Study Action Plan and Presentation


Review the University of Phoenix Material: Preparing Case Study

Review one of the following
case studies from Managing Business Ethics as assigned by your facilitator. The case
studies are found in the text near the end of the given chapter.

  • Pinto Fires
    in Ch. 2

  • Culture
    Change at Texaco in Ch. 5

  • An Unethical
    Culture in Need of Change: Tap Pharmaceuticals in Ch. 5

  • Improving an
    Ethical Culture at Georgia-Pacific in Ch. 6

  • Sears,
    Roebuck, and Co.: The Auto Center Scandal in Ch. 7

  • Merck and
    River Blindness in Ch. 9

Create a 15- to 18-slide
Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation—accompanied either by a 15- to
20-minute oral presentation for Local Campus students or detailed speaker notes
for Online Campus students—in which you analyze the study and evaluate
alternatives. Include the following:

  • Determine
    all the facts: symptoms of problems; root problems; unresolved issues;
    roles of key players such as stakeholders, consumers, employees,
    management, shareholders, and the community; and ethical issues involved.

  • What ethical
    system was at work?

  • Analyze and
    evaluate alternatives.

  • How would
    your alternatives change if you were working in a foreign country?

  • What effect
    does globalization have on the choice of preferred alternatives?

  • Decide on
    the most valid alternative and make recommendations.


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