What is Business Ethics about?

In this online course on Business Ethics, we explore the relationship and conflicts between values, ethics and organisational culture. The first unit of this course also covers the impact of organisational values and culture on organisations. 

In business, there are many different people you have to answer to: customers, shareholders and clients. Determining what to do when an ethical dilemma arises among these different interests can be tricky, and as such, business ethics are complex and multifaceted. This course covers the imperatives of ethics in South Africa, including the South African Constitution, the Batho-Pele principles and the King report. It looks at the roles, benefits and ethics of corporate governance.

Tamara Alexander

This course rocks! I have undertaken several online courses before, but all in PDF versions. This was a real eye-opener, the animations are awesome and transform the material into a really great, interactive and interesting course. I’ll be back for more!

Tonya Thompson

I am converted to eLearning! Workshops take so much time out of my week, I loved being able to plan my study around my free time, this way my work day was not affected. The course itself was well laid out, interesting and very informative. eLearning is the new me!

What are the prerequisites?

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Email for notifications and communication
  • Internet connection
  • PDF viewer (e.g ADOBE Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Word for notes
  • A web browser

What other related courses are offered?

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In communities, we deal with both good and bad behaviour. Ethics and values are important individually and in the business world. This eLearning course helped me keep a reputable image and I suggest it to anyone wanting to improve or deal with their ethics. 

Course Content

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Business Ethics is a prerequisite for most companies. 

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Unit 1- Ethics, Values and culture

1.  How to apply the principles of ethics to improve organisational culture

1.1  (incl 1.1.1) Relationship between personal values, ethics and organisational culture

1.1.2 Relationship between ethics and organisational culture

1.1.3 Types of cultures and how they influence ethics and values

1.2  Conflicts between personal values and organisational values & ethics

1.2.1  Illustrations of conflicts.

1.3  Impact of organisational values and culture on organisations

1.3.1  Role of organisational values, culture in triple bottom-line

Unit 2: Understanding Ethics, Values & Culture

2.1 (incl 2.1.1)  Imperatives of ethics in South Africa

2.1.2 Batho-pele principles

2.1.3 The KING report

2.2 Corporate governance and ethics

2.2.1  Role of corporate governance

2.2.2  Benefits of corporate governance

2.2.3  Ethics of corporate governance

2.3 Ethical practices in a unit 

Unit 3: Principles of corporate ethics

3. Principles of corporate ethics

3.1 Assessing individual and organisational conduct, values and ethics

3.2 Conducting a survey to collect information on organisational values, codes of conduct and ethics

3.2.1 How do you prepare a survey?

3.2.2  Sampling

3.2.3  Interviews and phone surveys

3.3 Evaluating the current state against desired state with respect to values, ethics and code of conduct 

3.3.1  Elements of a SWOT analysis

3.3.2  Setting goals and objectives

It takes between 4 days and 2 weeks, depending on your speed.

only $1 + 36c

(The 36c is the administration fee)


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Unit 4 -Oral presentations

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Creating the presentation

4.3 (incl. 4.3.1) Delivering the presentation

4.3.2 Delivering your               presentation

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