This seminar examines principles ethics, social responsibility, and law in relation to the global business environment. Topics include ethical, social, and legal responsibilities of businesses with respect to various stakeholders. Particular attention is given to strengthening critical thinking skills, engaging in ethical and legal analysis, and enhancing cultural sensitivity.
Seminar Learning Objectives:
- Understanding and applying specific ethical frameworks
- Enhancing critical thinking skills
- Recognizing global stakeholders in various types of organizations both domestically and abroad
- Evaluating competing interests in international business, government, and society
- Applying ethical and legal reasoning to problem-solving in global business
- Demonstrating an appreciation for cultural diversity and its influence
in the global marketplace
Total Seminar Hours: 6
Craig Barkacs, J.D., M.B.A, began his long and close association with the University of San Diego when he arrived as a law student in August of 1978. Upon attaining his J.D./MBA, Professor Barkacs embarked on an exciting and illustrious career spanning the legal profession, the business world, and academia. As an attorney who often represented the underdog in high-profile civil and business litigation cases, he and his law partner wife, Linda, consistently achieved outstanding results litigating opposite some of the largest and most powerful law firms in the country. As an educator, Professor Barkacs has designed and taught numerous courses on negotiation, corporate social responsibility, ethics, law, and international business, and has published extensively in those disciplines. He has been very active in teaching in USD’s study abroad programs, and in the numerous graduate programs in the School of Business at the University of San Diego. In addition, he is often sought out by the media to provide commentary on business, legal, ethical, and political issues. As a way of connecting with the broader business community and as a way keeping his skills honed and relevant, Professor Barkacs and his wife are principals in The Barkacs Group (www.tbgexecutivetraining.com), a business consulting firm that provides negotiation and ethics training for the private sector.
Professor Barkacs has won many awards for his research and publications and has been awarded a prestigious University Professorship by USD for outstanding career achievement in teaching, scholarship and service (the highest award given to an actively teaching professor). The graduate business students at USD have, on numerous occasions, honored him as Professor of the Year.