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Course | Professional Ethics


Professional Ethics provides a solid understanding of why ethics is essential in every profession. After an introduction to several philosophies that inform ethics today, learners explore the characteristics of an ethical professional. They consider the range of dilemmas faced by managers and employees in the workplace and discover the qualities of influential leaders and the tools modern professionals use to instill an ethical workplace culture. Throughout the course, learners have opportunities to refine their personal sense of ethics as they begin to build an ethical foundation for their professional future.

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FOR LEARNERS: Did you know that in 2030, 85% of the jobs are not in existence yet? So, how can what you are learning in school today possibly prepare you for an unknowable future?

The answer is simple! You do not stop learning just because you graduated from high school. You must embrace the concept of life-long learning to thrive in a highly tech-enabled and information-driven future. Your skillsets are less about what a teacher “poured” into your head and more about exploring issues and topics about which you are passionate. In the future, employers will not be as interested in your grade point average as compared to the initiative you took to extend your knowledge.

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Integrate Ethics into the Classroom

This course created by the MBA Research and Curriculum Center can be downloaded free of charge to educators seeking to integrate Ethical Leadership into their courses

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Introduction to Ethics
Unit 2 Ethics and Workplace Cultures
Unit 3 Ethics and Business Practice
Unit 4 Ethics and Careers

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