Business Ethics


A company”s ethics will determine its reputation and good business ethics are essential for the long-term success of an organisation. 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, influencing all who interact with the company including customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, etc. All of these groups will have an effect on the way ethics are developed.

Study our course in the way you want. In small units or in one. Synchronise your learning between any device and remember and track your progress. Study and answer questions at your convenience and at the end of the course, if you answer more than 80% of the questions correctly, qualify for a certificate of achievement. You can even log your CPD hours.

In all our business courses, you get access to around six hours of e-learning that you can watch, listen and read. There are usually 100 questions and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use against any personal or professional development requirements. As well as the course, you also receive a FREE e-book that you can read on your Kindle or other e-reader. You also get a FREE audiobook of the course so you can listen to the whole course uninterrupted on your device.



Module One: Getting started

  • Welcome
  • Course overview
  • Course objectives
  • How it works

Module Two: What is it?

  • What is business ethics
  • 10 Benefits of managing ethics
  • Case study
  • Review Questions

Module Three: Implementing ethics in the workplace

  • Benefits
  • Guidelines for managing ethics in the workplace
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Case study
  • Review Questions

Module Four: Employer / employee rights

  • Privacy policies
  • Harassment issues
  • Technology
  • Case study
  • Review Questions

Module Five: Business and social responsibilities

  • Identifying types of responsibilities
  • Handling conflicting social and business responsibilities
  • Case study
  • Review Questions

Module Six: Ethical decisions

  • The basics
  • Balancing personal and organizational ethics
  • Common dilemmas
  • Making ethical decisions
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Case study
  • Review Questions

Module Seven: Whistle blowing

  • Criteria and risk
  • The process
  • When you should “Whistleblow”
  • Case study
  • Review Questions

Module Eight: Managerial ethics

  • Ethical management
  • Identifying the characteristics
  • Ensuring ethical behaviour
  • Case study
  • Review Questions

Module Nine: Unethical behaviour

  • Recognize and identify
  • Preventing
  • Addressing
  • Interventions
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Ten: Ethics in business (I)

  • Organization basics
  • Addressing the needs
  • Ethical principles
  • Case Study
  • 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
  • Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Results
  • Recap
  • Further reading
Topics Covered

Topics Covered

Throughout the course you will develop key skills as you cover the following topics

  • Understand and define individual, management and business ethics
  • Identify business and corporate social responsibilities
  • Identifying unethical behaviour
  • Develop criteria and process for whistleblowing
  • An ethical decision making framework
What You'll learn

What You'll learn

By the end of this short business course on business ethics you will:

  • Understand what ethics are in business
  • Be able to create organisational policy and code of ethics
  • Know how and when to whistleblow
Who it's for

Who it's for

Anyone who is in management and responsible for the long term succession planning of the business.

Prior knowledge

Understand management principles hiring and basic HR and most of all have understood and know how to create and keep teams focused and onside.

As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.


We have many more courses for you, your business or organisation. Get in touch about how to get our courses available to your organisation or fellow learners at [email protected]

For Busineses

For Busineses

Are you looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams? We have a portfolio of over 150 business short courses that are available online and on-demand. These ready to go courses cover all key areas of a business from finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan for staff
  • Learners can study out of hours or in breaks with bite-size learning
  • Get back end management reports on learner progress
  • Cost efficiently solve any compliance, insurance, regulatory, union or staff association requirements
  • Save on staff training and CPD costs
  • Choose and pay for only the courses you need or look at our library models for even greater value
  • No lock-in contracts – pay monthly or get a handsome discount for annual and multi-year deals
  • No big installations necessary – a simple web browser is all you need to get started
  • New courses being added all the time

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