In this era of increased corporate responsibility and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, where the stakeholders, not just shareholders, have a say in what a corporation does, and corporate employees are no longer indemnified from their actions, business ethics are more important than ever. Increased access to information, whistleblowers and the voracious 24-hour news cycle are putting those actions under a very public microscope. And companies require employees to understand how their actions affect more than just the bottom line. In other words, if you want to get hired today, having a Business Ethics course under your belt not only can’t hurt, but also may give you an advantage over your competition.
This course provides an introduction to business ethics. Part philosophy and part business, the course covers a wide array of ethical issues arising in contemporary business life. The lessons explore employee issues and responsibilities, leadership and decision-making, morality, diversity, discrimination, and ethics in marketing and advertising. Corporate social responsibility is also examined, as are environmental responsibility, global ethics, and regulation in an era of increasing globalization. In addition to the practical components, you’ll also study the theories behind the practices, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, moral excellence and deontology.
Online Business Ethics is transferable for 3-credits and comes with:
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