Two Assignments

Assignment 1


Read Case Study 1, “Bernie Madoff: How “One Big Lie” Can Destroy Thousands of Lives,” on pages 258-264. Summarize the overall viewpoint of the author, and discuss the major issues presented in the case. Review the “Questions for Thought.” Answer the four “Questions for Thought” using the business ethics principles from the textbook.

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Your summary of the author’s viewpoint and your discussion of the major issues presented in the case must be in paragraph form. However, your responses to the four “Questions for Thought” can be answered either in paragraph form or as a numbered list. Ensure to include your summary of the author’s viewpoint, your discussion of the ethical issues facing Bernie Madoff, and your responses to the questions.


Deliverable length is a minimum of 500 words, double spaced, 12pt New Times Roman font. Title page, abstract, and running head are not required; however, if you paraphrase or quote words or ideas from your course textbook or other resources, you must cite your sources following the APA style citation guidelines. 


Assignment 2


Pardy, W., & Andrews, T. (2010). Integrated management systems: Leading strategies and solutions. Plymouth, United Kingdom: Government Institutes.


In the next unit, you will be conducting a gap analysis between the organization you selected in Unit I and one of the standards presented in this unit or another similar standard. Review the materials presented for the ILO, ANSI Z-10, and CSA OSH standards (or from OSHA’s VPP related materials).


Based on the information provided, speculate which areas you believe your chosen company will do well and areas where you think they will be lacking. This assignment is to get you thinking about the gap analysis. Use the information on the various elements of management systems standards presented in Chapters 1 and 2 as a guide. Your Unit IV submission will require much more detail and elaboration as you will be asked to perform a gap analysis and report your findings in narrative format.


Your response should be a minimum of 500 words in length, not counting references listed at the end or repeating of the question, and cited per APA guidelines. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.  


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