Business Ethics Around the World
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Free, Self-Paced Courses Now Open
The Ethics Center’s popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Business Ethics for the Real World and Ethics for Managers, are open for registration. In addition to offering the fundamentals of ethical decision making, the courses provide an internationall platform for conversation about ethical dilemmas that can arise in a business career. The global nature of the MOOCs allows participants to see how those from different cultures respond to typical scenarios that confront business people. The courses take students through a framework for ethical decision making and a consideration of the predictable conflicts that may arise from their role in an organization. The free courses runs from September 11 - December 18, 2017. They are self-paced and designed to be completed in about eight hours total. Those who finish receive a letter of completion and a digital badge from the instructor, Kirk Hanson, one of the founders of the field of business ethics. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University for nearly 18 years, also taught business ethics for 23 years in the MBA and Executive Programs of the Stanford Business School, where he is Senior Lecturer Emeritus.