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Introduction to Ethics and Ethical Theories

Learn about the fundamentals of an ethical corporation along with ethical theories with this free online course.

Leadership and Management
Free Course
This free online introduction to ethics and ethical theories will help you understand the concept of an ethical corporation. You will be introduced to the ethical conduct of business. You will learn about the differences between being illegal and unethical. You will gain an understanding of normative ethical theories along with their shortcomings. By the end of this course, you will be better equipped in business management. Get started today!
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Introduction to Ethics and Ethical Theories is a free online course that begins by introducing you to the meaning of a corporation along with the process of creating a corporation. You will learn about the concept of an ethical corporation. You will also be able to explain the ethical conduct of business as well as the significance of business ethics You will be familiar with the effects of sustainable development on ethical corporations.

The course then explains the differences between being illegal and unethical as well as the accountability expected of a corporation. You will learn about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the responsibilities of an ethical corporation. You will gain an understanding of the different reasons why a corporation should be ethical. Next, you will learn about the two broad divisions of normative ethical theories.

Furthermore, you will get familiar with Kant’s Deontological ethics as an example of non-consequentialist ethics. You will learn about two important non-consequentialist theories which are rights and justice. You will be able to explain virtue ethics and care ethics along with their limitations. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in business management. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Discuss the concept of an ethical corporation
  • Analyze the implication of the sustainable development on ethical corporations
  • Outline the significance of business ethics
  • Differentiate between law and ethics
  • Describe the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Explain Kant’s Deontological ethics as an example of non-consequentialist ethics
  • Identify the limitations of rights and justice
  • Discuss the theory of utilitarianism and its cost-benefit analysis

Certification

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