Global Business Ethics (Section 2)

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Duran
Credits: 3

Field Work: Day 1 - Wednesday, 9 March | Mauritius Download Syllabus

This is a course in practical ethics that will be equally accessible to business students and students of philosophy. We will build on the foundations of moral philosophy to address the moral dimensions of everyday business decisions. Particular attention will be paid to the ethical complexities in cross-cultural and international business contexts. Active student participation is required. 

Field Work

Country: Mauritius
Day: 1 - Wednesday, 9 March

Mauritius has emerged as a major resort destination and business center in the Indian Ocean region. The Starwood hotel/resort management corporation has emphasized Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability as key strategic a20nd operational goals for this and other properties. We will meet with the senior management at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa to ask questions and learn about their policies and initiatives to promote Corporate Social Responsibility and specifically their approach to Environmental Sustainability. We will travel to the Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa located at one of the most beautiful locales on the coast.

Academic Objectives:
1. Understand the current status of Business Ethics in the hospitality/resort sector in Mauritius;
2. Understand the role and impact of Business Ethics on Corporate social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices;
3. Consider impact of ethnic diversity and cultural norms in respect to meeting corporate and customer needs.