Business Ethics in the 21st Century


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          Professional Credits:

          CEU: 1
          HRCI: 10
          PDU: 10
          SHRM: 10


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          Completion Time

          10 hours

          Access Time

          90 Days


          Individual Skill Course



          Training Level


          Delivery Information:

          Online Asynchronous Self-paced


          Ethical decisions in business are everywhere. Organizations have learned that the costs of unethical actions can be high, both legally, and from a public relations perspective. This training course introduces the major ethical frameworks in business and seeks to give learners a strong foundation in ethical business practices, whether as individuals, as a leaders, or as stewards of the organization. This course reviews how organizations can establish and encourage an ethical culture while monitoring for compliance.

          Learning Outcomes

          After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
          • Describe the major ethical frameworks used in developing business ethics
          • Explain the three components of the Ethical Triangle: Individual Ethics, Leadership Ethics, and Governance and Control
          • Discuss key ethical challenges in the workplace
          • Describe the use of organizational ethics codes
          • Outline the ethical issues involved in the employer-employee relationship including Employment at Will, due process and fairness
          • Discuss the use of ethics training
          • Explain how organizations monitor ethical performance
          • Describe the relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ethics
          • Outline issues involving corporate governance
          • Explain how sustainability is an ethical concern
          • Discuss ethics and the regulatory environment (Sarbanes-Oxley Act; U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)
          • Explain the issues around whistleblowing
          • Describe the role of leadership in establishing an ethical culture


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