Ethics in Science & Technology Management

Ethics for Science and Technology Management 16:137:500

Hybrid Course: Distance Learning and On-site

Distance Learning: Sakai

On-Site: New Brunswick, 3 Sessions

Course Description

Ethics for Science and Technology Management 16:137:500 is a Graduate Level course required of all the students in the Masters of Business and Science offered by the Professional Science Masters Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. This course addresses behaviors inconsistent with ethical scientific conduct. It will prepare the student in identifying ethical problems, provide a problem solving method and impress the importance of ethical resolution in conducting business. Rather than addressing the needs and views of the Philosophers, academics and social critics, this course is tailored towards practical aspects of managing ethics. The online section will provide background information while the on-campus sessions will include interactive workshops and lectures to reinforce the information learned online.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are:

  • Provide background for ethical training
  • Offer tools to assist in constructing well-reasoned moral arguments to ethical problems that are likely to arise in the practice of science.
  • Understand Responsible conduct of research.
  • Research misconduct
  • Whistle Blowing
  • Management of Data and Responsible Authorship
  • Mentoring and Peer Review
  • Collaboration and Conflict of Interest
  • Human Subjects
  • Animal Welfare
  • Understand Marketing and Global Ethics
  • Understand Financial Management and Social Responsibility of Business

This is a well-paced course and the students are expected to read the assigned materials and participate in discussions.

Past Guest Speakers

Dr. David Finegold, Senior Vice President for Lifelong Learning and Strategic Growth at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and author of BioIndustry Ethics, Elsevier Academic Press 2005.

MS. Kathryn McCaffrey, Ethics Officer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

Dr. Diane Ambrose, Director of Special Projects - RWJMS - MSCTS. Conflict management plans, Conflict of Interest - policy and procedures.

Mr. John Spinnato, Vice President, North America Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi USA.


Please refer to the attached guidelines for citation of and permission for the use of prior work. While the title reads "Copyright Issues for Dissertations' the guidelines are applicable to all forms of written works - papers, theses, dissertations, project reports, etc. Students are also highly recommended to run their written works through Turnitin before submission. While Turnitin is far from foolproof, it will sometimes catch things that have been forgotten and that may need permission for use from copyright holders.