Business, Ethics, and Society: Self-Designed Minor
Explore the institution of business through an interdisciplinary lens. Building from a foundation in economics and accounting, the minor in Business, Ethics, and Society will guide you through coursework in a broad range of social science and humanities disciplines to address central questions about the role of business in a just and flourishing society.
Business is one of the dominant institutions in contemporary society. Regardless of whether you will participate in business or simply live in a society deeply shaped by it, the interdisciplinary minor in Business, Ethics, and Society will help you gain a deeper understanding of what it is, what it does, and what it could – and should – become.
- Acquire basic business literacy and relevant practical skills, and a basic understanding of economic concepts and economic decision-making.
- Develop an interdisciplinary perspective on capitalism, understanding it not simply as an economic arrangement but also as a force that shapes political institutions and human relations.
- Practice integrating ethical reasoning and concerns into discussions about business principles and business practices.
- Learn how your liberal arts education relates to the world of business, and how to explain that to others.
- Lay the foundation for the habits of ethical reflection and reasoning necessary for ethical leadership.
- Prepare to act as ethical participants in the institution of business, if you choose to pursue that path.
- Prepare to act as critically engaged citizens of a society in which business touches everything we do.