Unethical behavior can ruin professional careers. It can also result in fines, penalties, or even a loss of licensure. This course focuses on the moral dilemmas regularly faced by those that work in either public accounting or industry and how to make the most ethical decisions.

Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to the concept of ethics
  • Examples of handling personal and professional moral dilemmas
  • Suggested steps in making ethical decisions
  • The importance role that ethics in internal controls needed to achieve organizational objectives

 

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and describe the foundation of ethical behavior.
  • Recognize and analyze moral and ethical dilemmas faced in day-to-day situations.
  • Explore and explain important principles underlying ethical decision-making.
Last updated/reviewed: August 13, 2023

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

13 CoursesAudit Training Certification - Level 4 - Supervisor/Manager

  1. Audit Quality Control - Avoiding Peer Review Deficiencies
  2. Internal Control Deficiencies and Other Matters - Adding Value Through Required Auditor Communications
  3. Auditing Impairment of Long-Lived Assets, Including Goodwill - Identifying and Calculating Impairment Losses
  4. Maximizing Analytic Procedure Evidence - Adding Value Through Useful Financial Statement Analysis
  5. Accounting Estimates, Including Fair Value - Evaluating the Propriety of Areas with Uncertainty
  6. Special Audit Considerations - Comprehending Requirements of Group Audits, Compliance Audits, Using the Work of a Specialist or Others, and More!
  7. The Art of Discipline and Getting Things Done - Applying Better Time, Team, and Project Management Techniques
  8. Management Skills - Exhibiting Traits of a Balanced Leader-Manager
  9. Personality Styles - Adapting to Different Types of Personalities for Improved Relationships and Interactions
  10. Making Rain - Improving Success with Retaining Clients and Attracting Prospects
  11. General Ethics for Business Professionals
  12. Accounting Update - Hot Topics for Preparing Current Period Financial Statements
  13. Auditing & Attest Update - Hot Topics for Current Period Audits and Other Attest Services
45 Reviews (260 ratings)

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Anonymous Author
This instructor made the class interesting by conversationally discussing topics and going a little beyond each slide. She discussed important information. I highly recommend.

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Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the use of case studies as well as the little jokes to help break up the material.

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Anonymous Author
The course covered lots of different aspects of the Ethical dilemmas in business. Not sure I agreed with justifying employees taking unlimited PTO to work a second job. Employees should not expect others to flex their schedules to meet a full time employees "second job"

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Very good overview of ethics and how it applies to business. The instructor is very knowledgeable about the materials. She provides many examples and doesn't just read what is on the slides.

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Anonymous Author
The information was clear. There was little time to review all the info on each slide - especially when moving into later segments. There could be less time spent on earlier parts.

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Anonymous Author
Good application related to SEC, AICPA, social media, COSO, general business, etc. Really all foundational concepts that govern life both personal and in business. Great slides.

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Anonymous Author
very useful and comprehensive course, as it covers the main ethical key points. it's highly recommended for all professionals to take this course.

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Jennifer, Nice course. I cannot get enough of ethics and your presentation was wonderful. thank you for your course. Larry

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Member's Profile
This is a great refresher course on Ethics with engaging examples. The course was designed well and was easy to follow along.

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Member's Profile
I appreciated the history of ethics included at the beginning of the course. The examples were interesting and applicable.

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Anonymous Author
Create course and the materials made this topic very interesting. Enjoyed the fun accounting jokes - made the time fly by.

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Anonymous Author
This course provides good examples regarding behavioral justification and ethical considerations CPAs should incorporate.

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Anonymous Author
The course was informative, even though it was short. The material was laid out in a very organized, simple manner.

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Anonymous Author
Always good to review ethics principles especially as it applies to accounting function. Good course for that.

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Anonymous Author
I really hope Florida board of Accountancy accepts these courses. They are good and re-emphasize the basics.

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Anonymous Author
Excellent overview of the topic, with engaging examples and pulse checks. Wide range of subjects covered.

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Anonymous Author
This course was very helpful and provided a good refresher. I highly recommend this course to other CPAs!

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Anonymous Author
Great overview course of business ethics with an emphasis on accounting ethics and COSO framework.

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Anonymous Author
interesting new approach in lectures. new interesting definitions. contributes to the development

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Anonymous Author
Interesting discussion of Levels of ethics and historical precedent for ethical decision making.

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Anonymous Author
Overall this instructor presented the material very well and I enjoyed the real world examples.

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I enjoyed the course it was interesting and the real life examples made it easy to understand.

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Member's Profile
Nice presentation with minimal reliance on slides. Easy to listen to, fast paced vocals.

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Anonymous Author
This was a good session offering many situations to consider the ethical nature of each.

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Anonymous Author
Very informative course. The instructor is very clear and thorough in her explanations.

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Member's Profile
The presentation made it easy to relate the ethical discusion to personal experiences.

5
Anonymous Author
The topic was interesting and well-presented. I woulod recommend this class to others!

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Anonymous Author
Not much theory in this cource, but I liked that there are many practical examples.

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Anonymous Author
Interesting and thought-provoking examples used in the training. I enjoyed it!

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Anonymous Author
Good course. Great content!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous Author
Great course! I really enjoyed the philosophical background at the beginning

5
Anonymous Author
Great course, clear and concise, would recommend others to take this course

5
Member's Profile
Great ethics course in plain English, with relevant analogies and examples

5
Anonymous Author
Good refresher covering many aspects with good examples and explanations.

5
Anonymous Author
Very good course with interesting content and delivered at a good pace.

5
Anonymous Author
Great refresher on ethics, thank you very much for a great course!

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Member's Profile
It is an excellent course. Well-designed, planned, and delivered

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Anonymous Author
good information, thrououghly provided and easy to follow along

5
Anonymous Author
Good course for a history on ethics with real life examples.

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Anonymous Author
good course to lean about business ethics. would recommend.

5
Anonymous Author
Met the learning objectives, very interesting and engaging

5
Member's Profile
Brought to life the concept of ethics with great examples

5
Anonymous Author
Easy to follow the course material and a great instructor.

5
Member's Profile
Lots of case examples. And the jokes are an added bonus!

5
Anonymous Author
Very detailed course with many real world examples.

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Designed for: Public and industry accountants at all levels interested in general ethics.

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
  Learning Objectives for General Ethics for Business Professionals0:58
  Introduction to the Concepts of Ethics17:22
  Business Ethics14:59
  Culture of Integrity and Accounting Ethics14:13
  Theory of Moral Development13:22
  Behavioral Justification and Ethics Recap16:05
  The Importance of Ethics in Internal Controls7:49
  Role of the AICPA and SEC7:57
  The Dilemma of Fiduciary Duty2:50
  CPA Responsibilities4:58
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  General Ethics for Business Professionals1:40:32
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  Slides: General Ethics for Business ProfessionalsPDF
  General Ethics for Business Professionals Glossary/ IndexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam