RMGT 120

Legal and Ethical Practices in IT

This course focuses on the important legal, ethical, and societal issues associated with managing information technology resources, from multiple perspectives: technical, social, and philosophical. It examines the different ethical situations that arise in IT and provides practical techniques for addressing these issues. Concepts addressed include file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risks, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, and compliance.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Define ethics and convey the importance of acting according to a code of principles.

Analyze why business ethics have become increasingly important.

Assess practices that corporations have adopted to improve business ethics.

Develop approaches to ensure ethical decision making.

Analyze trends that have increased the risk of using information technology unethically.