Online Class: Business Ethics

This business ethics course offers an introduction into the concept of values, morality, as well as cultural beliefs and upbringing in all areas of business, from consumer rights to corporate social responsibility.

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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 24
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 1,906
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 8
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.8
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Mastering Business Ethics: A Deep Dive into Ethical Practices in the Modern Corporate World

In the intricate landscape of today's business world, a strong foundation in ethics is paramount. From the burgeoning tech hubs of Silicon Valley to the traditional trading floors of Wall Street, ethical practices dictate the credibility, success, and reputation of any venture. Managers, entrepreneurs, or even freshly graduated students who overlook the importance of business ethics might find themselves at a disadvantage in sectors ranging from finance and accounting to human resource management and marketing.

Given the vast digital revolution, instant communication, and globalization, business practices are more transparent than ever. A single questionable decision can reverberate across the globe, affecting brand reputation, shareholder trust, and the bottom line. Furthermore, as per a recent survey, 85% of consumers believe ethical companies outperform their counterparts, underscoring the role of ethics in business success.

With such impactful consequences at stake, it is vital that every stakeholder, from entry-level employees to top-tier management, understands the importance of ethical practices. No longer is it just about legal compliance, but a deeply ingrained organizational culture that values honesty, integrity, and transparency.

Course Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Business Ethics: Delve into the core of ethical values and understand their importance in a business setting.

  2. Why Are Ethics in Business Important?: Explore the tangible and intangible benefits of ethical practices, from increased customer trust to enhanced long-term profitability.

  3. Ethics in the Workplace: Understand how ethical behaviors shape a positive workplace culture, foster team collaboration, and boost employee retention rates.

  4. Corporate Responsibility: Delve into the obligations of corporations to stakeholders, the environment, and society at large.

  5. Corporate Compliance: Navigate the intricate web of laws, regulations, and guidelines that companies must adhere to, emphasizing the importance of ethical legal compliance.

  6. Social Responsibility: Understand the growing importance of social responsibility and how businesses can play a pivotal role in societal development.

  7. The Positive Impact of Ethics in Business: Examine real-life case studies that highlight companies that thrived due to their commitment to ethical practices.

  8. Going International: Explore the challenges and nuances of maintaining ethical practices in the global arena, from respecting cultural differences to understanding international laws.

  9. Consumer Rights: Gain insights into the rights of consumers and the ethical obligations businesses have toward their customers.

  10. Business Ethics and the Financial World: Delve deep into the world of finance and understand the vital role ethics play in financial transactions, mergers, and more.

  11. Final Thoughts on Business Ethics: Reflect on the journey, understand the evolving nature of business ethics, and discuss future trends.

Why Enroll?

This comprehensive course on business ethics aims to empower students, budding entrepreneurs, and seasoned professionals with a clear and thorough understanding of ethical business practices. By the end of this course, participants will have gained the knowledge and tools to foster a culture of integrity, ensuring sustainable business growth.

In an age where consumers are more discerning and informed, ethical practices aren't just a moral obligation but a competitive advantage. Through this course, you'll gain not only the theoretical knowledge but the practical skills to navigate the complex ethical dilemmas faced in today's dynamic business environment.

Make a wise investment in your professional journey and grasp the pivotal role of ethics in shaping successful, respected, and sustainable businesses. Join us in "Mastering Business Ethics" and set a gold standard for ethical excellence.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Business Ethics

In Lesson 1, you will learn what business ethics means and how it determines the relationship between a business and an individual. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: Business Ethics
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 1: Introduction to Business Ethics

Lesson 2: Why Are Ethics in Business Important?

In Lesson 2, you will learn the importance of ethics in all businesses and work environments, and the ethical responsibilities and obligations of an organization and individuals. 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: Ethics in Business
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 2: Why Are Ethics in Business Important?

Lesson 3: Ethics in the Workplace

In Lesson 3, you will learn how ethics play an important role in both large and small organizations. Also, this lesson covers the ethical issues in the workplace and the code of conduct. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: Ethics in the Workplace
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 3: Ethics in the Workplace

Lesson 4: Corporate Responsibility

Lesson 4 defines corporate responsibility and explains the code of conduct and ethics. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 4: Corporate Responsibility

Lesson 5: Corporate Compliance

Lesson 5 defines and explains corporate and business compliance. It also describes the government laws and regulations for small and large companies, and the role of the Department of Labor in corporate compliance. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Department of Labor and Corporate Compliance
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 5: Corporate Compliance

Lesson 6: Social Responsibility

Lesson 6 explains how Business Ethics extend the responsibilities of businesses from the workplace to environmental and cultural structures of communities. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Community and Ethics
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 6: Social Responsibility

Lesson 7: The Positive Impact of Ethics in Business

Lesson 7 analyzes how Business Ethics brought about several positive changes in the workplace. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 7: Employee Rights
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 7: The Positive Impact of Ethics in Business

Lesson 8: Going International

Ethics may vary from country to country. As today's businesses have gone global, the need to know ethics practiced in various counrties becomes essential. In this Lesson, you will learn International Business Ethics. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 8: International Business Ethics
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 8: Going International

Lesson 9: Consumer Rights

In this Lesson, you will learn more about Consumer Rights and Protection. Also, this lesson explains how Business Ethics and Consumer Rights are related. 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 9: Expectations versus Reality
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 9: Consumer Rights

Lesson 10: Business Ethics and the Financial World

Against the backdrop of many financial scandals that have rocked Wall Street, the application of business ethics in finance becomes very important. In this Lesson, you will learn the importance of Business Ethics in Financial institutions. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 10: Importance of Business Ethics
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 10: Business Ethics and the Financial World

Lesson 11: Final Thoughts on Business Ethics

Lesson 11 sums up the whole course by analyzing the importance of Business Ethics and the implications of Business Without Ethics. 81 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 11: Significance of Business ethics
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 11: Final Thoughts on Business Ethics
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
412
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define ethics in business and why it is important.
  • Describe what ethics means in the workplace.
  • Define corporate responsibility.
  • Define corporate compliance.
  • Describe social responsibility.
  • Describe the impact of ethics in the business.
  • Compare differences in ethics in the international communities.
  • Describe consumer rights.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Business Ethics
Course Number: 7550323
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,550 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I found the course to be well thought out and well-written. It definitely fulfilled the intended purpose." -- Timothy W.
  • "This course was very helpful, and even though I have worked for several years, sitting down and going through ethics training should be a regular part of any educational requirement." -- Rhonda K.
  • "Dr. Metodiga Stojanovski was a GREAT instructor. He was always prompt on reply to emails and grades." -- Contrena B.
  • "I enjoyed the challenge of understanding how business that goes on behind how the business works." -- Justin T.
  • "Greatly enjoyed the class!" -- Heather J.
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