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Business Ethics MOOCS Launch August 18

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

On August 18th, the Ethics Center is relaunching two free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to the public. Already, over 3,000 executives, professors and students have enrolled, and we invite you to join them. The MOOCs are hosted on the platform and are taught by Kirk O. Hanson, longtime professor of business ethics at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Santa Clara University.
Registration is now open


Explores the nature of ethics, its role in a business career, and how to make practical ethical decisions.

Examines how managers and executives can create and sustain an ethical culture.

3 Hours of Business Ethics Training Each Week for 4 Weeks:
Each course is organized to take no more than 2-3 hours per week, and the course is designed to be completed in 4 weeks. You can take the courses anytime during the period they are open.

Online Activities on Business Ethics:
Each week you will have 2 or 3 short lectures to watch. Afterwards, you will have 3 related activities: a case discussion on a real business scenario, a short exercise, and a quiz. The final project for each course is an ethical analysis, and peer reviews of other students' analyses.

New! Incentives for Course Finishers

  • Letter of Completion: Letter of completion from the Ethics Center
  • Badge: Official "badge" to highlight your success, for display on websites, socia media, LinkedIn Profiles, etc.
  • VIP LinkedIn Group: A special invitate to join our closed MOOC Alumni Group on LinkedIn, featuring networking opportunities, discussions, and more.
  • Opportunity to participate in our SMAP (social media ambassadors program). If you're on Twitter, first Follow the Ethics Center (@mcaenews), and tweet about the course as you go through it, using the hashtag #MarkkulaMOOC. The most frequent tweeter by November 7 will win a $50 Amazon gift card. 
    Stay tuned for more details!

Contact Patrick Coutermarsh at for questions or further information.