Ethics is never easy. Often, individuals focus on the concepts rather than the actual process of execution. Most of us understand the concepts but when it comes to making ethical decisions, the line between black and white becomes blurred.

Ethics in business have come a long way; from being merely recognized as a set of administrative rules, Business Ethics are now an essential part of an organization’s strategic direction. Ethics in business can influence how the world perceives the organization, as well as its business partners and customers, and hence can be critical to success or failure.

This is a recorded session of a live presentation presented to over 125 participants in April 2022. This Ethics in business session discusses the concepts of ethics as well as ethical scenarios. The participants then had the opportunity to test their own ethical response on several real life scenarios presented.

In this recording, on-demand participants we be able to listen and understand how participants viewed the scenarios and listen to actual narrative on the real-life scenarios and how they evolved. You will come away with an understanding of ethics in business, the ethic concepts and also an understanding of how difficult ethical decisions are.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore ethical incidents since the year 2000.
  • Types of business ethics.
  • Evaluate ethical theories.
    • Scenario One
  • Explore factors for evaluating ethics.
    • Scenario Two
  • Explore Ethics 101 concepts and decision making.
    • Scenario Three
    • Scenario Four
  • Learn how to profiling ethical culture.
    • Scenario Five
    • Scenario Six
Last updated/reviewed: August 23, 2023
54 Reviews (248 ratings)

Reviews

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Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this coursed. The instructor provided a list of ethical examples which have taken place over the course of few years. I would have like to have heard more of what went wrong in those examples, how they detected and could have prevented the unethical situations.

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Member's Profile
Lynn Fountain gave much food for thought throughout this lesson. I was surprised at how many times I thought to myself, "I don't know" when the different scenarios were presented. Great course that provides relatable circumstances with different perspectives.

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Anonymous Author
I thought Lynn use in interesting approach to discussing ethics. She used cases that presented different types of dilemmas than those often covered in other ethics courses.

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Anonymous Author
It was a good course. This course provided a good, detailed overview of the terms and provided a number of illustrative examples to get core ideas across to the viewer.

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Member's Profile
Great course and very important topic in this day and age. This field of study is and will always evolve; hence, so great that it is offered as a CPE offering.

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Anonymous Author
I appreciated how the instructor took a different/fresh approach to ethics. The use of modern scenarios highlight how this field has evolved over the years.

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Member's Profile
This is an effective and very useful comprehensive course with relatable scenarios to any industry. I would recommend this course as an annual refresher.

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Anonymous Author
Great review of the ethical concepts that shape the culture of the organization. It is so important for people in company to think about these concepts.

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Member's Profile
As always, Ms. Fountain is a real good presenter and makes her courses very relevant and easy to stay focus and engaged. I really like her classes.

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Anonymous Author
This was an interesting and relevant course that presented the information clearly and with accompanying scenarios to help illustrate the concepts.

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Anonymous Author
As always, Lynn does a great job of summarizing key issues to cover them in the allotted time. Never feels rushed, always efficient. Thanks Lynn!

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Anonymous Author
Course was filled with current information which provided a good view on how ethics is look at and applied in today's technological environment.

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Anonymous Author
These soft-science and skills are crucial to bring into a workplace. Important to understand the things that don't show up in spreadsheets.

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Anonymous Author
great real life examples of how ethical dilemmas occur in the real world and had me wondering how I would handle the different situations.

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Member's Profile
Very well structured course, which go beyond the courses on Ethics that I had taken thus far. Very good trainer and good ppt material.

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Member's Profile
This course was excellent. I learned a great deal. I appreciate courses such as this because it will help me grow within my career.

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Anonymous Author
A very important topic to understand, distinguish and make sure that ethical behavior is adhered to as well as not overemphasized.

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Anonymous Author
Good course with a lot of real world examples. Options given for each scenario to make you consider what actions could be taken.

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Member's Profile
This is an excellent course and discusses that any individual in any organization would witness and should be aware of.

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Anonymous Author
Clear and concise content with current examples of the ethical business challenges we have noted in recent history.

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Anonymous Author
Appreciate both the factual information and the various real word examples. Good up to date relevant information.

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Anonymous Author
Material is good, and Instructor was pretty good Ethics are something everyone shall take as an own responsibility

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Anonymous Author
Great course. The instructors were clear, concise, and effective in their delivery of the course matter. Well done!

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Member's Profile
It shold be noted that while Arthur Andersen & Co were charged with fraud, they were ultimately found innocent.

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Anonymous Author
Well presented and addresses current topics. Gave some good food for thought regarding real life situations.

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Anonymous Author
The instructor always does a great job of keeping it interesting. Good/relevant definitions and examples.

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Anonymous Author
The course covered multiple ethical scenarios spanning over many decades. Overall, it was a good course.

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Member's Profile
GreatCourse to study and refresh the knowledge. Interesting lectures and valuable material to download!

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Member's Profile
Lots of useful information and good examples make this quite an interesting course. Not boring at all.

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Anonymous Author
This course was very practical and informative, I appreciated the definitions and practical examples.

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Anonymous Author
This course was informative and interactive. It was nice to walk through different scenarios.

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Anonymous Author
Helpful course which combines essential definitions of ethics as well as modern day examples.

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Anonymous Author
This course provided helpful scenarios to showcase how complicated ethical situations can be.

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Member's Profile
Some good real world, practical, examples of ethical dilemmas and what actually happened.

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Anonymous Author
This is a great course for understanding Ethics in Today’s Business - Ethical Scenarios.

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Anonymous Author
This course was fantastic and did a great job of highlighting ethics in business today.

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Anonymous Author
Great ethics class and satisfies the annual ethics requirements for the CPA license!

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Anonymous Author
Well paced. Covers interesting topics regarding business ethics. Highly recommended.

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Member's Profile
This course was easy to understand and follow. The scenarios were very engaging.

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Anonymous Author
Especially appreciated the real life scenarios, and explanation of definitions

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Anonymous Author
This was a helpful review of important ethical topics and ideas. Thank you.

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Anonymous Author
Appreciated the case studies and detailed description of ethical scenarios

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Anonymous Author
Very clear and concise discussion that will be easy to apply. Thank you.

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Anonymous Author
Great Review of ethical foundations. Well written course for a resource.

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Anonymous Author
It is always good to have a refresher on ethics and how to approach it

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Member's Profile
Great course to understand how ethics matter in todays business world.

5
Anonymous Author
Easy to follow, supported with practical examples from real life.

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Member's Profile
It was good. I enjoyed the simple explanation of the topic at hand.

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Anonymous Author
Good course. Would have liked less direct reading of each slide.

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Anonymous Author
This was overall an excellent course, thank you for providing!

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Member's Profile
The class was informative and overall just a good experience.

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Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this course, and I found it very informative.

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Anonymous Author
Great overall course and presentation of the materials

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Anonymous Author
The course was informative, even though it was short.

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  Introduction to Ethics in Today’s Business - Ethical Scenarios6:44
  Ethics in Business7:15
  Scenario 1 - Age Discrimination6:21
  Types of Business Ethics20:06
  Ethical Theories and Factors15:29
  Scenario Two - The Workplace9:32
  Ethics 101 and Ethical Decision Making8:34
  Scenario Three and Four13:17
  Profiling Ethical Culture8:18
  Last Scenarios and Summary4:35
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  Ethics in Today’s Business - Ethical Scenarios1:40:11
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  Slides: Ethics in Today’s Business - Ethical ScenariosPDF
  Ethics in Today’s Business - Ethical Scenarios Glossary/IndexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam