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Integrating Ethics and Professionalism Learning Outcomes in a Project Management Course

By Vijay Kanabar, William Hefley, Carla Messikomer and Art Thomas


Integrating core topics associated with ethics and professionalism is a challenge in many foundational courses. It can be an especially tall-order to integrate them in a foundational course in Information Systems (IS) or Information Technology Project Management (ITPM) while several other foundational topics are also being introduced to students. In this paper, we provide a framework to teach ethics and professionalism by integrating current media events. Using a live mini-case called Volkswagen’s Compliance and Expansion in the United States, we illustrate how three learning outcomes and eight key teaching topics pertaining to ethics can be incorporated in any IS/ITPM course in a lively manner

Publisher: AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Year: 2016
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