Business Ethics

Enrollment Message:

Sometimes choices between right and wrong are obvious. But what happens when you’re faced with a situation that’s not so clear-cut? In this course, students will learn to anticipate and address ethical dilemmas that come up in a business setting. They will examine how humans have understood ethics over the years and what matters most in the business world today. Students will investigate actual scenarios and apply all they’ve learned to addressing these complicated ethical dilemmas. By the end, students will have developed their ability to work through challenging situations using their own moral imagination. Students will also have a variety of role models, lessons learned from ethical scandals, and ethical skills to draw upon when they face these challenges in real life. Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Obtain and provide information in a business setting.

• Respect the privacy of others.

• Explain ethical considerations in providing information.

• Demonstrate ethical behaviors in the workplace.

• Explain the nature of business ethics.

• Demonstrate responsible behavior.

• Demonstrate honesty and integrity.

• Demonstrate ethical work habits.

• Manage internal and external business relationships to foster positive interactions. Treat others fairly at work.

• Describe ethics in human resources issues.

Course Outline: The following topics will be studied:

Unit 1: Good for Business: Ethics in the World of Work

Unit 2: Build Your Character: Practicing Ethics

Unit 3: Be Like Me: Moral Exemplars

Unit 4: The Team Player: The Ethics of Working in Small Groups

Unit 5: Ethical Scandals: What We Can Learn

Unit 6: For Real or Show: Social Responsibility

Unit 7: Good Company: Corporate Governance

Unit 8: A Dose of Reality: Case Studies

Course-Long Project &

Unit Wrap Up

Resources Included:Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@mivu.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: N/A

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: National CTE Knowledge & Skill Statements: The Common Career Technical Core
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Brightspace LS
NCES Code: 12099
MDE Endorsement Code: GX - Business Education
MMC Minimum Requirements: EDP/Career Interest Elective

When Offered: (20-21) Fall - 20 Week - Flex

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus