Explore the ethical dilemmas facing businesses in the modern world

Although everyone has their own markers on the scale of what’s right and wrong, most people adhere to loosely the same moral principles which allow us to live our lives ethically and harmoniously.

Similarly, businesses use business ethics as basic moral principles to guide their business practice and steer how they conduct business with others. Upholding business ethics is vital for a company as it enables the company to grow, stay profitable, and be protected without coming into any legal challenges.

Plus, as consumers are increasingly demanding corporate responsibility and looking to support companies whose ethics and morals align with their own, businesses with a bad reputation when it comes to ethics are likely to be called out.

Study business ethics

As a professional, it’s vital to have a solid understanding of your organisation’s ethics in order to act appropriately on behalf of the company. Whether you work in healthcare, construction, or research, ethics will play an important role in providing context for what you do and ensuring you protect the reputation of your organisation.

Ethics courses on FutureLearn cover a wide range of industries and sectors, meaning you can explore the implications of ethics across the business sector as a whole, or hone in on the sector that’s relevant to your work and career.

All of our courses are designed alongside leading universities and educational institutions – so you can feel comfortable knowing your learning is validated by world-class educational bodies.

Plus, FutureLearn courses are designed to be taken 100% online and offer the flexibility to fit your learning around your professional life – be it in your lunch break or in the evenings after work.

Choosing an online ethics course

FutureLearn’s ethics courses cover a broad range of business ethics areas. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in fascinating fields, whether you’re interested in how public institutions are using our data on Ethical Social Media with the University of Sydney, or build your technical skills and find out more about ethical hacking with the Institute of Coding.

You can also enhance your ethics skills for working with people by building your knowledge of ethical frameworks in care, or learning how to conduct ethical research.

Earn a business ethics certificate

Earn personalised business ethics certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

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