MindEdge's Business Ethics Learning Resource

MindEdge's Business Ethics learning resource examines questions of moral right versus wrong in the context of business practice. Students explore the fundamentals of ethical decision making and the various theories of ethics while simultaneously applying this knowledge to real-world ethical scenarios involving workers, managers, and society at large. Students step into the role of individual business leaders, who are increasingly being held responsible and accountable for their ethical behavior, and they consider how organizations deal with the repercussions of unethical actions.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with webtexts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

The course includes pretests and self-assessments, interactive exercises, videos, and games that appeal to a variety of learning styles. Narrative scenarios and case studies give students opportunities to use critical thinking skills and apply their knowledge to real-world ethical scenarios.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Theories of ethics and their application to business scenarios
  • The major ethical frameworks used in developing business ethics
  • Key ethical challenges in the workplace
  • Organizational ethics codes
  • Ethical issues involved in the employer-employee relationship
  • Ethics training
  • Monitoring ethical performance in an organization
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ethics
  • Corporate governance
  • Sustainability as an ethical concern
  • Ethics and the regulatory environment (Sarbanes-Oxley Act; U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)
  • Whistleblowing
  • Leadership and establishing an ethical culture
  • Ethical lapses by leadership
  • Common ethical issues and challenges in the workplace
  • Capitalism, inequality, and justice
  • Globalization and ethics

The ten modules of this course are as follows:

  1. Defining Business Ethics
  2. Theories of Ethics
  3. Ethical Decision Making
  4. Corporations and Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Leadership and Organizational Ethics
  6. Building an Ethical Organization
  7. Issues in the Workplace
  8. Common Ethical Challenges
  9. Capitalism, Inequality, and Justice
  10. Globalization and Ethics