Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
BGS 370 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Online $895.00
Course Type
Self-Paced Online
Class Description

This course is designed to help you improve your ability to make sharp assessments of ethical dilemmas, both inside and out of a workplace. In many cases people choose an action because they feel compelled to act in some specific way by an outside force. But often there is nothing other than a person's own sense of right and wrong to guide a decision. In many situations laws and other kinds of rules are silent. Everyone has some level of intuition in these situations, but people often have difficulty reaching decisions when they have no guidance other than their own gut level feelings to work with. This course will help you to become a more sophisticated decision maker by requiring you to study and then apply a variety of ethical models and ideas. In the end you will gain the ability to make ethics decisions more efficiently and with more confidence. You will also gain more insight into how others are likely to react to your decisions.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework and exams.

Textbooks and Materials

There is no required textbook for this class. Course readings will be made available online.

Technical Requirements

Students are required to use a laptop or desktop computer with a high-speed internet connection. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. The computer should have a modern and updated operating system, at least 2GB of RAM, a webcam, a microphone and also meet Honorlock's system requirements for online testing.

Official UT Austin Course Description

Focuses on the development of ethical leadership and responsibility. Learn about basic concepts relevant to business ethics, develop ethical principles in a variety of business domains, and practice discussing ethical issues with people from a variety of viewpoints and backgrounds.

May be counted towards the Ethics flag requirement.

Class Prerequisites


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.