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New Social Media Ambassador Program for MOOCS

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

MOOC Registration now open

The Ethics Center is offering a new 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, tweet about the course as you take them, using the hashtag #MarkkulaMOOC. Prepared tweets allow users to easily click and tweet! The most frequent tweeter by November 7 will win a $50 Amazon gift card. 

Other benefits include:

  • 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.

About the MOOCS

More than 1,300 people have already registered by the Center's new round of MOOCS, which will be open until mid July 2015. We invite you to join them. 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.