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New Social Media Ambassador Program for MOOCS

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

MOOC Registration now open

The Ethics Center is relaunching its incentive package for students in its popular online business ethics courses  (MOOCs). In addition to the benefits listed below, participants have the opportunity to be Social Media Ambassadors through our SMAP (Social Media Ambassadors Program.) On Twitter, follow @scuethics and tweet about the course as you take them, using the hashtag #MarkkulaMOOC. Prepared tweets embedded in the course easily allow users to easily click and tweet! The most frequent tweeter by March 3 will win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Other benefits include:

  • Letter of Completion: Letter of completion from the Ethics Center
  • Unique, self-paced learning environment
  • Badge: Official "badge" to highlight your success, for display on websites, socia media, LinkedIn Profiles, etc.
  • New Course Module led by Ethics thought leaders  -- details coming soon

About the MOOCS

Nearly 3,000 students and business professionals have already registered for our online business ethics courses since their launch, and we invite newcomers to the Winter 2015 session, open until June 15, 2015. The MOOCs are hosted on the Canvas.net 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



COURSE 1: BUSINESS ETHICS FOR THE REAL WORLD

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

COURSE 2: CREATING AN ETHICAL CORPORATE CULTURE
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. Students can take the courses anytime during the period they are open.

Online Activities on Business Ethics:

Each week, students will have 2 or 3 short lectures to watch. Afterwards, they will participate in 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.