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Certificate In Business Ethics Online Course

Business Ethics are Vital for an Organization to be Successful

Business Ethics are Vital for an Organization to be Successful

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.

By the end of this Business Ethics Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define and understand ethics
  • Understand the benefits of ethics
  • Create strategies to implement ethics at work
  • Recognise social and business responsibility
  • Identify ethical and unethical behavior
  • Learn how to make ethical decisions and lead with integrity

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What is Ethics?

  • What is Business Ethics?
  • 10 Benefits of managing ethics

Module Three - Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

  • Benefits
  • Guidelines for managing ethics in the workplace
  • Roles and responsibilities

Module Four - Employer / Employee Rights

  • Privacy policies
  • Harrassment issues
  • Technology

Module Five - Business and Social Responsibilities

  • Identifying types of responsibilities
  • Handling conflicting social and business reponsibilities

Module Six - Ethical Decisions

  • The basics
  • Balancing personal and organisational ethics
  • Common dilemmas
  • Making ethical decisions
  • Overcoming obstacles

Module Seven - Whistle Blowing

  • Criteria and risk
  • The process
  • When you should "blow the whistle"

Module Eight - Managerial Ethics

  • Ethical management
  • Identifying the characteristics
  • Ensuring ethical behavior

Module Nine - Unethical Behavior

  • Recognise and identify
  • Preventing
  • Addressing
  • Interventions

Module Ten - Ethics in Business (Part 1)

  • Organisation basics
  • Addressing the needs
  • Ethical principles

Module Eleven - Ethics in Business (Part 2)

  • Ethical Safeguards
  • Developing a Code of Ethics
  • Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
  • Upholding the Ethics Program

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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21 March 2018 11:34:40 AM

Very productive. Thank you so much

21 March 2018 10:38:49 AM

This has been my favourite module so far. Only because I feel like there is a lot of room for improvement to be done on my behalf in this field. I love the case studies as they are so relevant to everyday life.

21 March 2018 08:05:08 AM

This course was awesome! It really helped explain problem areas I have, especially with procrastination. I will definitely use these tools further in my future to set and achieve my goals....

21 March 2018 06:18:40 AM

Very helpful course. Really opened my mind up to persist with my goals and to take it one step at a time and free my mind, rather than rushing multiple things at once.

21 March 2018 04:07:54 AM

Really good course ,I really like the style of this particular course to set my own goals

20 March 2018 08:29:52 PM

A good bonus course

20 March 2018 07:38:59 AM

Better understanding of business ethics

19 March 2018 05:31:32 PM

I found this very easy to listen to, easy to understand and interesting

19 March 2018 06:07:24 AM

very helpful course

19 March 2018 02:07:34 AM

very helpful

19 March 2018 02:03:20 AM

Very good course!!

18 March 2018 08:33:50 PM


16 March 2018 10:06:28 PM

Very interesting subject and much to apply in daily life - personal as well as work.

15 March 2018 11:25:47 PM

Highly recommend this course

15 March 2018 07:23:11 PM

This is a very good course. I got a lot out of it.

15 March 2018 06:45:04 PM

very good course

15 March 2018 11:32:07 AM

The workbook opened the door to where I am now and how much I have progressed emotionally

14 March 2018 04:55:48 AM


12 March 2018 10:01:07 PM

This was a very helpful course for future courses or endeavors to come. It teaches you a lot about yourself and what you can do to improve yourself and your life. I will always take these lessons I have learned over the past weeks to help me navigate a better and more successful future for myself...

11 March 2018 08:41:00 PM

A great way to unmuddle your life.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020BE
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Assessments: Yes (multiple choice)
Qualification: Certificate (IAOTS Accredited)