Brad Wendel joined the Cornell faculty in 2004 after teaching at Washington and Lee Law School from 1999 to 2004. Before entering graduate school and law teaching, he was a product liability litigator at Bogle & Gates in Seattle and a law clerk for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Wendel’s teaching interests are in the regulation of the legal profession and torts, and his research focuses on the application of moral and political philosophy to problems of legal ethics.
With technology playing a significant role in business, it is crucial to understand the ethical implications of the tools we use every day. This course will prepare you to anticipate and identify ethical and legal issues and apply appropriate ethical reasoning. You will begin by examining the objectives of a business or organization to assess how ethics relate to that purpose. By using case studies and real-world examples, you will establish an ethical decision-making framework that can be adapted to your organizational context and applied in your day-to-day work. Considering issues such as privacy, trust, and surveillance in the context of modern technology, you will leave this course with the ability to identify ethical issues and decisions that were made in complex, multifaceted cases.
Key Course Takeaways
- Assess "shareholder value" arguments and the extent to which this objective applies to business today
- Recognize ethical issues in business and apply an ethical decision-making framework to them
- Address ethical issues arising from emerging technology
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Business managers and leaders
- Founders and entrepreneurs
- Anyone looking to work effectively with legal professionals
- Professionals, particularly those working in highly regulated industries