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Approx. 9 hours to complete

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Accountants
  • Product Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Lawyers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Course Orientation & Module 1 Is Ethics Part of Business?

6 videos (Total 37 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
1-1.1: Case Study: Merck and River Blindness7m
1-1.2: Ethical Theories and Their Contributions to Decision-Making16m
1-1.3: Merck and Moral Reasoning3m
1-1.4: Merck's Decision2m
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7 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Brand Descriptions10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
2 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz10m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Stakeholder Theory: Bayer CropScience in India

5 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
2-1.2: Bayer Crop Science and the Issue of Child Labor4m
2-1.3: Stakeholder Theory11m
2-1.4: Rights and Justice in Stakeholder Theory4m
2-1.5: Bayer Crop Science and a Framework for Moral Reasoning8m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz Over Lectures and Readings30m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3: In Rome should we do as the Romans do?

6 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
3-1.2: What Price Safety?4m
3-1.3a: The Issue(s) of Relativism Part. 17m
3-1.3b: The Issue(s) of Relativism Part. 210m
3-1.4: A Social Contracts Approach to Relativism in Global Commerce5m
3-1.5: A Social Contract's Approach to Relativism in Global Commerce Review2m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz Over Lectures and Readings30m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Module 4: Why Do Good People and Good Organizations do Bad Things?

5 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
4-1.2: The Volkswagen Problem5m
4-1.3: How Can We Explain the Volkswagen Issue?6m
4-1.4: Obedience to Authority7m
4-1.5: Developing Moral Courage and Moral Imagination8m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz Over Lectures and Readings30m
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By HASep 29th 2019

the course covered what I need to understand and for sure I like how the instructor explain the material in her own way

By SHJul 7th 2019

Prof Werhane was very engaging and made things real and clear with real world cases. Excellent instructor!

Instructor

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Patricia Werhane

Visiting Professor
Department of Business Administration

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

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About the Global Challenges in Business Specialization

Learning Outcomes for the Specialization: Upon completion of this specialization, you will be able to: Understand how businesses function in the global marketplace. Make ethical decisions to run a responsible business in the global marketplace. Understand the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment. Understand how business can pursue opportunities and confront challenges in the complex global marketplace....
Global Challenges in Business

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