Project #61377 - business

Short Paper #1 (Week 2) (15%)

Business stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers, and the general public, receive positive benefits from businesses that follow ethical principles and practices.  Ethical dilemmas, where there are conflicting interests and no easy answers, arise in all business.  When they do, people are called upon to make difficult decisions.  Students will write a paper focused on business ethics using information from the course material provided and from their own research.

Required Elements of Short Paper #1:


·         Read critically and analyze the scenario below;

·         In your paper, respond to the questions following the scenario.


Required Formatting of Paper:

·         This paper should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and two to three pages in length excluding the title page and reference page;

·         Follow this format for your paper:

o   Title page

o   Introduction

o   Body, in paragraph form.  Use the following section headings:

§  Jan’s Ethical Dilemma

§  Employees’ Roles/responsibilities in Ethical Situations

§  The Organization’s Role/responsibility in Ensuring Ethical Practices

o   Summary paragraph

o   Reference page formatted according to APA requirements.  Include at least two reference page citations and their corresponding in-text citations.

·         Write in the third person;

·         You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes.  Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary;

·         Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.


Rubric Name: Written Assignment (15%)


demonstrates a high degree of critical thinking, is consistent in accurately interpreting questions & material; provides solid assumptions, reasoning & claims; thorough analysis & evaluation with sound conclusions

shows good critical thinking; accurately interprets most questions & material; usually identifies relevant arguments/reasoning/claims; offers good analysis & evaluation with fairly sound conclusions

shows occasional critical thinking; questions & material is at times accurately interpreted; arguments/reasoning/claims are occasionally explained; offers fair analysis & evaluation with a conclusion

shows little critical thinking, misinterprets questions or material; ignores or superficially evaluates; justifies little and seldom explains reasoning; draw unwarranted conclusions

lacks critical thinking consistently offers biased interpretations; ignores or superficially evaluates; argues using poor reasoning, and/or unwarranted claims

arguments or positions are well-supported with evidence from the readings/experience; ideas go beyond the course material and recognize implication and extensions of the material and concepts

arguments or positions are mostly supported by evidence from the readings and course content; ideas presented demonstrate student’s understanding of the material and concepts

arguments are more often based on opinion or unclear views than on position grounded in the readings of material or external sources of material

arguments are frequently illogical and unsubstantiated; student may resort to ad hominem attacks on the author instead of making meaningful application of the material

a meaningful attempt to explain or support ideas does not exist

demonstrated full understanding of requirements; responded to each aspect of assignment

demonstrated understanding of requirements; missed one minor aspect of assignment

demonstrated some understanding of requirements; missed a key element or two minor aspects of assignment

failed to show a firm understanding of requirements; missed two key elements or several minor aspects of assignment

did not demonstrate understanding of assignment requirements

writing is clear and easy to follow; grammar and spelling are all correct; formatting gives a professional look and adds to readability

most ideas are presented clearly; occasional spelling and/or grammar issues

wordy; some points require rereading to understand fully; more than an occasional spelling and/or grammar

unclear and difficult to understand; frequent spelling and grammar issues

largely incomprehensible writing/poorly written in terms of mechanics and structure

no APA style errors

attempts in-text citation and reference list but 1 or 2 APA style errors are present

attempts in-text citation and reference list; APA style errors are present; inconsistencies in citation usage can be found throughout the document

attempts either in-text citation or reference list but omits the other

no attempt at APA style

Overall Score

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 03/08/2015 07:00 pm
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