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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

Business Ethics (BUS-202)


Varies; self-study format.

Various; distance learning format.

March 2016 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the ethical responsibilities of managers and how ethical decision making occurs in an organization; identify ethical risks and issues in making ethical decisions in the workplace, specifically in business; analyze the responsibilities of ethical leadership; elucidate the relationships between ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability of a firm; describe how managers are important gatekeepers with internal and external stakeholders; evaluate the social responsibility of firms; examine external pressures for ethical decisions related to regulatory and self-regulated organizations; formulate a particular position on a business ethics issue and defend it in a professional business manner through writing.


This course addresses the challenges and leadership requirements to develop and implement ethical business strategies, as well as guidance to avoid unethical conduct. Readings, cases, and debate issues cover specific issues involving business ethics and how to identify risks associated with ethical decision making, many of which affect the reputation and success of an entire firm.  In this course, students learn that business ethics is a team activity that requires knowledge and leadership at all levels of management. The course is highly interactive and challenges students to apply course material through a variety of in-class exercises. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments, class participation, and final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Resource Management, Management, Operations Management, Marketing, Finance, or Accounting (3/18) (5/23 revalidation).