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Philosophical Frameworks for Business Ethics

Identify the role that business ethics plays within a working environment with Dublin City University.

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  • Duration

    1 week
  • Weekly study

    4 hours

Get an introduction to the study of business ethics within a working environment

This informative course will take you through the main themes and concepts of ethics within a business context. You’ll be introduced to ethics and explore its definition. Later you will learn about the philosophers whose ideas influenced different ways of thinking about ethics in business, such as Aristotle, Bentham and Kant. You’ll explore the main ethical theories and how they can be applied to businesses and organisations.

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

  • Define ethics
  • Describe the main ethical theories applicable to business.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is suited to those who are wanting to see how ethics are an integral part of any business.

This could be students aged 16+ who are wanting to study business and management or business and ethics at university, as well as those who are already working and are wanting to understand more about the subject.

Who developed the course?

Dublin City University

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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