Deontology and Utilitarianism
Using the electronic databases provided by the Jerry Falwell Library and other sources, search for journal articles in professional, peer-reviewed accounting, ethics, and business journals that pertain to the two major ethics systems proposed for the accounting profession, which are deontology and utilitarianism. Be sure to use scholarly journal articles or scholarly books to support your discussion and analysis.
After you have researched the ethical systems, write a research paper in current APA format. Be sure to include the following core components in your research paper:
1. Begin the paper with an introduction and a clear thesis statement. Describe both ethics systems in detail using professional literature and the course Reading & Study materials. You must cite at least 5 scholarly sources. Note that the Bible will NOT count as one of your scholarly sources even though you will need to use it to provide your analysis of the Christian worldview of ethics (see below).
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2. Evaluate each system with respect to the following:
a. The ethical dimensions of organizational culture in the accounting profession
b. A Christian worldview of ethics
3. Present logical and thorough arguments supported by scholarly sources, course Reading & Study materials, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct to defend the ethics system you believe is most appropriate for the accounting profession.
4. Conclude the paper with a summary of your findings.
The research paper must be at least 5 typewritten, double-spaced pages with 1-inch margins and pagination. The font must be 12 point or less. Be sure to include a title page, abstract, and reference page(s) in addition to the body of your paper. The title page, abstract, and reference page(s) do not count as part of the length requirement.
Plagiarism of any kind will result in a grade of zero. Review the Student Expectations for a reminder about how plagiarism is defined.
Your Microsoft Word file must be named as follows: Last Name First Name ILP.doc. For example, John Smith would label his file as Smith John ILP.doc.