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Learners taking this Course are
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  • Marketing Specialists
  • Project Managers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Week 1- Ethical and unethical decision making

3 videos (Total 30 min), 10 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
1.2 - A little history of Evil 10m
1.3 - Dilemma - How to make ethical decisions13m
10 readings
Syllabus and Grading policies5m
Discussion forum guidelines5m
Our stance on Plagiarism5m
Instructors5m
Development team5m
Getting started : Meet and Greet !30m
Learning Outcomes and Assignments10m
Suggested discussions30m
Additional readings5m
To read before starting Ethical Dilemma assignment5m
2 practice exercises
Quiz 11h
Ethical dilemma assignment2h
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Week 2- Introduction to unethical decisions in organizations

5 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings
5 videos
2.2 - The Emperor's new clothes II12m
2.3 - The story of the Ford Pinto 16m
2.4 - The concept of ethical blindness I9m
2.5 - The concept of ethical blindness II6m
2 readings
Learning Outcomes5m
Additional readings5m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Week 3- The power of frames: How people construct their reality

4 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
3.2 - The Enron Story 16m
3.3 - Lehman Brothers and the Power of Language 10m
3.4 - The Power of Langage14m
3 readings
Learning Outcomes and assignment5m
Suggested discussions30m
Additional readings5m
1 practice exercise
Quiz Week 31h
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Week 4- The power of routines

5 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
4.1.bis - Simple Heuristics Part II15m
4.2 - Organizing for Ethical Blindness Part I 11m
4.3 - Organizing for Ethical Blindness Part II 8m
4.4 - Gunfire at Sea - When Habits are Stronger Than Reason 15m
3 readings
Learning Outcomes and Assignment5m
Suggested discussions30m
Additional readings5m
1 practice exercise
Quiz Week 41h
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Top reviews from Unethical Decision Making in Organizations

By SPJul 30th 2017

i am faculty in an engineer college in vizag. I teach Professional ethics to the undergraduate student. Your course content is extremely useful. Thanks for provide great contents

By PMJun 9th 2018

amazing ideas, lots of all the things mentioned happen at my job and I didn't notice that they are so connected, unethical decisions are a big chain

Instructors

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Guido Palazzo

Professor of Business Ethics
Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC-Lausanne)
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Ulrich Hoffrage

Professor of Decision Theory
Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC-Lausanne)

About University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne is a Swiss state university founded in 1537. It is focused on Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sport Sciences. UNIL is a research-intensive university which encourages interdisciplinarity. It is also renowned for its innovative teaching methods....

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