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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Business Ethics (BUS 301)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to understand an ethical decision-making framework; understand and evaluate various organizational influences affecting ethical decisions; present and analyze ethical and moral issues; explore ethical theories; identify and evaluate business ethics theory, and corporate social responsibility; identify, interpret, and analyze the global, political, social, environmental, technological, and cultural context of the business environment; and articulate issues in business ethics, the ethical business environment and their potential effect on personal, managerial and corporate decisions.


Business ethics is an important part of any industry. Students or managers, unfamiliar with many ethical challenges, behaviors, or regulations will find themselves struggling in business industries that include finance, accounting, or human resource management, marketing, and retail. This business ethics course offers an introduction of the concepts of values and morality, as well as cultural beliefs and upbringing in all areas of business, from consumer rights to corporate social responsibility. Decisions made by shift managers or corporate presidents may affect thousands of individuals or entire communities. Consumers today expect and demand integrity, honesty, and transparency in all levels of their environment. Understanding those expectations is the key to communicating core values and behavior not only to employees, but society in general, and these concepts are all explored in the course.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Ethics, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, or Human Resource Management (1/22).