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.
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* A 3-credit StraighterLine course is estimated to require approximately 75 hours of study time. Dedicating 17-20 hours per week should allow a student to finish within a single month subscription. That estimate is not guaranteed, and individual experience may differ.