What connection do values and ethics have with business? What part do you as an employee play in a company’s ethical practice? The straightforward truth in any business: if a company doesn’t earn money, it won’t stay open. Companies tend to look for trustworthy employees that will not only earn the company more money through the use of their other skills, but they look for people that are reliable and will make the right choice when needed. Not long ago, CNN report how each year about one third of businesses go bankrupt due to employee theft. Being able to make the right choice, whether in an easy circumstance or a difficult one, is a great soft skill to build. This is called being ethical.
In this course, you will learn about what it means to be ethical, a model for making ethical decisions, as well as how your personal values are important for helping you make the best ethical choices possible.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Define values and identify your own values.
• Define ethics and explain how values are connected to making ethical decisions.
• Define your personal code of ethics and apply this to a scenario you may encounter in real life.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
Textbooks and Materials
All materials are supplied within the online course.