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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

UPI Study, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Business 211: Business Ethics


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: articulate the significance of effective communication within a business context and its critical influence on organizational achievements and personal career progress; refine skills across various communication forms, including verbal, non-verbal, listening, and digital, to achieve comprehensive communication proficiency; employ strategic communication techniques tailored to meet the needs of different audiences, including both internal team members and external business stakeholders, with a focus on delivering messages with clarity, empathy, and adaptability; understand and navigate the complexities of organizational communication structures, recognizing their impact on information flow and team dynamics; and excel in applying effective communication strategies in team settings, adeptly handling conflict resolution and employing collaborative tools for enhanced team productivity.


The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes, assignments and a proctored final exam. Major topics include

Business ethics introduction; employees, stockholders, and corporate governance; public relations for business; understanding corporate public relations; embracing workplace diversity; the intersection of business, government and society; business-government relations; business' impact on the political environment; corporate social responsibility and citizenship; business and the community; the media's influence on business; consumer rights and regulations; ethics in advertising; strategies of special interest groups; technology, business, and society; environmental concerns in business; the global business landscape; individual integrity and ethics.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Ethics or as an elective in Business Administration or Business Management (1/24).