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The topic of ethics is a critical part of today’s business environment.  Often, courses try to teach “what is wrong and what is right." However, those determinations can only be made by the individuals who are applying the theory.  Psychological theories outline multiple ethical theories.  Each has its own benefits and downfalls.  The ethical theory employed for decision making emphasizes aspects of an ethical dilemma important to the person.  Understanding the variations in the ethical theories can help professionals understand their control environment and the culture in which they are operating.

Psychology of Ethics Part 1 reviewed: Meta-ethical theories; Normative ethical theories – Consequentialism, Deontology and Virtue.  Each analysis included business examples.  This course reviews descriptive ethics and applied ethics and their application in business.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

2 CoursesPsychology Behind Ethics

  1. Psychology Behind Ethics: Part 1
  2. Psychology Behind Ethics: Part 2

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the meaning of descriptive ethics and recognize its business application.
  • Identify the types of applied ethics.
  • Explore the various categories of business ethics.
  • Explore the various categories of professional ethics.
  • Recognize how descriptive ethics and applied ethics impact business.
Last updated/reviewed: January 25, 2018

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Expert Certifications:

15 CoursesEthical Leadership Certification

  1. History of Ethics
  2. Psychology Behind Ethics: Part 1
  3. Psychology Behind Ethics: Part 2
  4. COSO 2013 Control Environment Compliance
  5. Corporate Ethics
  6. Managing Through Corporate Politics
  7. Real World Business Ethics Scenarios
  8. Relationship between Ethics, Morality, and the Law
  9. Impact of Ethics on Leadership
  10. Traits and Skills of the Ethical Leader
  11. Framework for Ethical Decision Making
  12. Keys to an Effective Code of Conduct
  13. Keys to Understanding Conflicts of Interest
  14. When The Whistle Blows Part 1: History, Regulations, and Concepts
  15. When The Whistle Blows Part 2: Managing Whistleblower Hotlines

7 Reviews (20 ratings)Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
A great overview of descriptive and applied business ethics.
5
Member's Profile
Fantastic class. In this and the previous class, Lynn explains the various principles behind ethics. As with her other classes, Lynn provides great examples. I like taking her exams because they make me think using the theories I just learned in class.
5
Member's Profile
This was an excellent, non-judgmental presentation. Fountain presents potential controversial topics and allows facts, rather than personal opinions.
4
Member's Profile
Descriptive Ethics was more difficult to understand than the Applied Ethics because we see the applied ethics more in everyday life.
5
Member's Profile
This was course 3 in this ethics series. They where all great and Lynn runs a nice program. Huge ethics leaning opportunity.
5
Member's Profile
Very interesting concepts. Expanded the first two courses nicely and I found it very informative.
5
Member's Profile
Awesome

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other course in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  3:40Introduction To The Psychology Behind Ethics Part 2
Descriptive & Applied Ethics
  14:35Descriptive Ethics
  2:46Descriptive Ethics in Business
  5:15Descriptive Philosophers
  6:52Applied Ethics
  10:34Business Ethics
  8:12Professional Ethics
CONCLUSION
  6:28Using Theories in Business and Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  58:24Psychology Behind Ethics Part 2
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Psychology Behind Ethics Part 2
  PDFPsychology Behind Ethics Part 2 Glossary/Index
REVEW AND TEST
  quizReview Questions
 examFinal Exam