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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Business Ethics (BUS-205)


Varies (self study, self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

December 2019 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, students will be able to: explain the fundamental ethical principles and philosophies and the importance of ethical behavior in the business world; describe the ethical challenges in various sectors of business; contrast the obligations and responsibilities of business corporations towards the environment and society; evaluate ethical issues and conflicts in the corporate world and arrive at measures to resolve them; compare ethical theories to real-life business situations and to make rational decisions; and apply knowledge of ethical principles and dilemmas to the corporate world. 


Major topics include: ethics issues, ethical leadership and the ethical decision framework.  The material focuses on the examination of business ethics from a personal and business perspective. Instructional methods include: study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management or as a general Business elective (1/20).