This course will introduce students to the role of business leadership in a market economy. It will consider issues such as the relationships between businesses and consumers, the function of business leadership in working with diverse employees, the political and legal climate of business, the social responsibility of business including environmental stewardship, and the function of multinational corporations in the global economy. In working with these issues business leaders must practice ethical decision-making with the goal of being managers of socially responsible businesses. Consequently, this course will focus on the ethical standards required of business leaders. It will pay special attention to the norms of ethical business behavior in addressing the issues the course will consider. The study of ethics in this course will lay the foundation for the study of ethics that will be continued in other courses in the major.