Business Development

Business Ethics (E1111)


Business ethics is an area of professional ethics that looks at both the ethical problems and principals of a business or corporation.

A company's ethics will determine its reputation. Good business ethics are essential for the long-term success of an organization. Implementing an ethical program will foster a successful company culture and increase profitability. Developing a Business Ethics program takes time and effort, but doing so will do more than improve business, it will change lives.

A company's ethics will have an influence on all levels of business. It will influence all who interact with the company including customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, etc. All of these groups will have an effect on the way a company's ethics are developed. It is a two-way street; the influence goes both ways, which makes understanding ethics a very important part of doing business today. Ethics is very important, as news can now spread faster and farther than ever before.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
· Define and understand ethics.
· Understand the benefits of ethics.
· Create strategies to implement ethics at work.
· Recognize social and business responsibility.
· Identify ethical and unethical behavior.
· Learn how to make ethical decisions and lead with integrity.

Modules Overview:

Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: What is Ethics?
What Is Business Ethics?
10 Benefits of Managing Ethics
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Implementing Ethics in the Workplace
Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace
Roles and Responsibilities
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Employer/Employee Rights
Privacy Policies
Harassment Issues
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Business & Social Responsibilities
Identifying Types of Responsibilities
Case Study
Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Ethical Decisions
The Basics
Balancing Personal and Organizational Ethics
Common Dilemmas
Making Ethical Decisions
Overcoming Obstacles
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Whistle Blowing
Criteria and Risk
The Process
When You Should “Blow the Whistle”
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Managerial Ethics
Ethical Management
Identifying the Characteristics
Ensuring Ethical Behavior
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Unethical Behavior
Recognize & Identify
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Ethics in Business (I)
Organization Basics
Addressing the Needs
Ethical Principles
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Ethics in Business (II)
Ethical Safeguards
Developing a Code of Ethics
Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
Upholding the Ethics Program
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise

  • Business Ethics
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever