CHAPTER 4

Using Codes of Conduct to Integrate Ethics Education in the Accounting Curriculum

Susan Rhame, Liz Mulig, Cheryl Prachyl, and Robert Walsh

University of Dallas

Introduction

This chapter discusses the integration of ethics education into existing accounting courses. First, a broad overview of ethics education is provided, and its place in a business school curriculum in the United States is examined. A series of questions are considered and answered. Assuming ethics can be taught, should it be as a stand-alone course, integrated into a series of courses, or both? And finally, if ethics can be integrated into individual accounting courses, in what ways (by examples) could that integration take place? Also considered is how teaching the ...

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