Business Ethics
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The Business Ethics course contains 56 self-grading microlearning lessons that work instantly inside your Learning Management System (LMS).

Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester standardized business ethics course across all majors. This course includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility. The course provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of business ethics and understand how to apply those concepts to their professional lives.

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Why Ethics Matter
  • Being a Professional of Integrity
  • Ethics and Profitability
  • Multiple versus Single Ethical Standards
  • Final Assessment


Ethics From Antiquity to Present
  • The Concept of Ethical Business in Ancient Athens
  • Ethical Advice for Nobles and Civil Servants in Ancient China
  • Comparing the Virtue Ethics of East and West
  • Utilitarianism: The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number
  • Deontology: Ethics as Duty
  • A Theory of Justice
  • Final Assessment
Defining and Prioritizing Stakeholders
  • Adopting a Stakeholder Orientation
  • Weighing Stakeholder Claims
  • Ethical Decision-Making and Prioritizing Stakeholders
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Final Assessment
Three Special Stakeholders
  • Corporate Law and Corporate Responsibility
  • Sustainability: Business and the Environment
  • Government and the Private Sector
  • Final Assessment
The Impact of Culture and Time on Business Ethics
  • The Relationship between Business Ethics and Culture
  • Business Ethics over Time
  • The Influence of Geography and Religion
  • Are the Values Central to Business Ethics Universal?
  • Final Assessment
What Employers Owe Employees
  • The Workplace Environment and Working Conditions
  • What Constitutes a Fair Wage?
  • An Organized Workforce
  • Privacy in the Workplace
  • Final Assessment
What Employees Owe Employers
  • Loyalty to the Company
  • Loyalty to the Brand and to Customers
  • Contributing to a Positive Work Atmosphere
  • Financial Integrity
  • Criticism of the Company and Whistleblowing
  • Final Assessment
Recognizing and Respecting the Rights of All
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce
  • Accommodating Different Abilities and Faiths
  • Sexual Identification and Orientation
  • Income Inequalities
  • Animal Rights and the Implications for Business
  • Final Assessment
Professions Under the Microscope
  • Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Culture
  • The Influence of Advertising
  • The Insurance Industry
  • Ethical Issues in the Provision of Health Care
  • Final Assessment
Changing Work Environments and Future Trends
  • More Telecommuting or Less?
  • Workplace Campuses
  • Alternatives to Traditional Patterns of Work
  • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and the Workplace of the Future
  • Final Assessment
Why Ethics Still Matter
  • Business Ethics in an Evolving Environment
  • Committing to an Ethical View
  • Becoming an Ethical Professional
  • Making a Difference in the Business World
  • Epilogue: Why Ethics Still Matter

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