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Ethics and Sustainability

Examine the role that ethical behaviour plays in shaping entrepreneurial activity and its impact.

Ethics and Sustainability
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

Explore how you can make ethical and sustainable choices

Entrepreneurship and the wider business world are not always looked upon favourably, due to events such as the 2008 global recession.

However, the world needs more entrepreneurs to support sustainable socio-economic growth, so how can we make more ethical and sustainable choices?

This course highlights the importance of ethical behaviour in entrepreneurial activity and the role this could play in the overall success of an entrepreneur’s local economy.

What topics will you cover?

• Defining ethics and sustainability • The impact of culture on ethics • The impact of conflicting ethics and interests on ethics

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore important concepts of ethical behaviour and its importance to entrepreneurs
  • Explore the role of cultural diversity in perceived ethical behaviour
  • Assess how conflicting choices and interests can best be managed

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, or a particular entrepreneurial project, and the role that impact measurement plays in the process. This course is part of the PG Cert in Entrepreneurship.

Who will you learn with?

Prof Maas is the Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Has broad international business and academic experiences in various countries.

I am the Director of Education and a Professor in Entrepreneurship at Coventry University's International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship. I have also worked in industry and consultancy.

Dr Matt Mount (Ph.D) is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Deakin Business School. He is an expert in the area of strategy and innovation processes.

Dr Colin Higgins is an Associate Professor in Management at Deakin University and also leads Deakin's Global Courses. He teaches strategy and researches how companies engage with sustainability

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry