reflective paper for business ethics

Your last written assignment is what has become known as a reflective paper. If you go back a unit or two, you’ll be reminded that the Baldrige Process uses self-assessment as a primary tool for gaining insight into not only what you (or your organization) have done but what you’re doing and how will you change and improve. It’s a powerful tool and is the basis for many quality initiatives today, including those used by our business school accrediting body, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and our university’s regional accrediting authority, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC.)

Therefore in lieu of an exam or test, you’re being asked to compose a reflective paper. In this exercise, you should cover the requirements in a thoughtful, measured way.Think about what you have learned or maybe about what you wished you had learned but didn’t. This is to be the work of a developing scholar and practitioner of quality systems and approaches to thinking about academics, business, organization, self, etc. It’s a serious work of self-assessment in the Baldrige tradition.

Next, you’ll find a detailed rubric letting you know what the expectations of the assignment are and what is required to reach a designated level of achievement. Please read it carefully before you compose your paper and then make sure to compare your completed work to the rubric.

Grading Criteria – Unit 7 Reflective Paper


Demonstrates thoughtful reflection on the concepts of business ethics, ethical principles, organizational issues, personal and organizational learning, and other important features discussed in this course.


Addresses the student’s own learning experience in the course, identifying areas of greatest development or understanding.


References course information in a coherent and thoughtful way, introducing new thinking and showing an understanding of the course materials and their application in any organizational or personal environment.


Contains no grammatical or mechanical errors.


Submission is no fewer than 1000 words inclusive of references.


Includes APA-formatted in-text citations and References page. REQUIRED.



Post University is proud to have its business school named the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. Malcolm Baldrige was a business and government leader know for embracing and practicing the highest ethical standards.

Self-assessment is a critical component of the Baldrige Quality process. Accordingly, this assignment will require you to engage in a reflective * process and allow you to develop and articulate your own thoughts on the concepts of:

  • “business ethics”
  • ethical principles
  • organizational issues
  • personal and organizational learning
  • other important features discussed in the course
  • address your learning experience in the course and identify areas of your greatest (or least if necessary) development or understanding.

A well-developed paper will make reference to the course information in a coherent and thoughtful way, introduce new thinking if appropriate and show an understanding of the course materials and their application in any organizational or personal environment.