Course Overview

Sometimes called morals, principles, or standards of conduct, ethics matter. This course addresses business ethics and questions of right and wrong in the workplace. The program explores ethical frameworks, codes of behavior, monitoring ethical performance, legislation surrounding ethical conduct, issues surrounding whistleblowing, and the role leaders play in establishing an ethical culture.

Program Objectives

After completing this course, learners 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 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.
  • Explain how organizations can monitor ethical performance.
  • Describe the relationship between corporate social responsibility and ethics.
  • Outline ethics 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.

Target Audience

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to improve their understanding of ethics in business.



Estimated Hours to Complete


Pricing and Enrollment Information

$249.00 (US) per seat

Access Time

90 Days