Course Detail
Course Components:
The modern firm has created unprecedented wealth around the world. Companies have also contributed to growing inequality within countries, climate change, harming consumers, and abused employees. Members of Generation Z (roughly, those born after 1996), like Millennials before them, are more concerned about the social role of businesses than those in previous generations, leading to tensions in both society and the workplace. The fundamental questions of this class are, “Can business mitigate these social harms while maintaining economic viability? Should they?” This course is intended equally for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students in QAMO or other business majors who wonder how their personal concerns can and should influence their career, and those who think business should separate itself from social concerns and focus on simply making a profit, or those who just are not sure.