Assignment Instructions

Using best practices for academic writing, prepare a personal statement of your current thinking about and understanding of business ethics. In this essay, please be sure to:

Summarize the quick-test results (from Chapter 1, page 21) and your own analysis of the validity of these results. Describe what seems valuable about the quick test, and what (if anything) you think might not be accurate.
Apply one or more of the five business ethics myths described in your text to your own ethical perspective. The author of the text believes many people are victims of these myths. How might one or more of these myths affect you—or how might they not be accurate? Include a rationale for your answer.
Describe some of the biggest internal and external influences on your decision making in moments when you need to act ethically.
Discuss the parameters of business ethics as described in your text. In other words, according to your Business Ethics text, why is it absolutely necessary that all employees use careful ethical reasoning? Hint: Be sure to look at the section that presents the three reasons why we need ethical reasoning in the workplace.
Evaluate the need for ethical behavior in our workplaces. What do you think should count as ethical workplace behavior, and what should be called unethical?
Conclude your essay with a paragraph that summarizes your view of studying business ethics and its potential value for all business professionals. What are some of the biggest ethical challenges? Also, looking into your own professional career, explain what your challenges are and how solid your belief is related to what is considered ethical or not ethical, based on what you know thus far. Include three objectives for what you want to get out of this course.

Review the Personal Ethical Views Essay Scoring Guide to understand the grading criteria for this assignment.

Support your choices with cited concepts from reliable professional sources.
Submission Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
Length of paper: 750–1,250 words, or 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages.
Font and Font Size: Arial, 10 point.

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