The online business ethics courses are now closed.
Please check back in September 2016. Thank you!
Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is offering two free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to the public. Already over 6,000 executives, professors and students have enrolled, and 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.
COURSE 1: BUSINESS ETHICS FOR THE
This course explores the nature of ethics, its role in a business career, and how to make practical ethical decisions. Course opens in Fall 2016.
COURSE 2: CREATING AN ETHICAL
Designed to provide executives, managers, and supervisors the knowledge and tools to create and sustain an ethical culture in their company, department, or work group. Course opens in Fall 2016.
Overview and Course Expectations
The courses are self-paced. To be successful, students should plan about two hours per module to interact with the course content, which includes introducing yourself, watching the video vignettes, posting to case discussions, completing and posting to exercises, taking end-of-module quizzes, submitting a 400 word ethical analysis, and completing peer reviews of three other student ethics analyses. Further instruction is provided with in each module and in the Student Overview Module that lists the course requirements.
Letter of Completion and Badges
Students who complete all of the course requirements will receive a letter of completion from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and a digital badge from the instructor. No academic credit is granted.
What students are saying
"This is an excellent course. I recommend to anyone interested in the subject."
Hemantha De Silva May 12
"I found the course interesting and true to life - fielding problems that we encounter in the everyday world of work."
Jean Forbes May 13
"I took both courses Business Ethics for the Real World and Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture as requisites for my new job as Communications Manager. My experience was great, I found the lectures very engaging, the activities interesting and down to earth cases study. This courses helped me a lot to develop the company's ethical corporate culture, with interesting tips and step by step work. Would recommend the courses to everyone that's interested in this topics! Keep up the good work!"
Luisa Fainchtein May 14
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All are welcome to attend July 30 free seminar in Lincoln
Center Director of Bioethics McClean will be a featured panelist at a seminar entitled "Right to Die" in Lincoln, CA, on July 30 at 10:30 am. She will focus on ethical issues in death and dying.
Join Director of Government Ethics Callaghan and expert panel
Participants will receive practical tips on setting an ethical tone, ethical decision-making, ethical operations, and using campaign ethics to their advantage.