- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 103
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryBusiness 310 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging business ethics topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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By the end of this course, you'll be able to analyze how ethics pertain to individuals, leaders and organizations in business. Students will also examine a variety of current ethical issues in the business world.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Analyze ethical issues in organizations and in the workplace, applying ethical theories and principles to find solutions
- Evaluate the role of a personal framework for values in making decisions as an individual and/or leader or manager
- Illustrate how organizational values influence ethical behavior of organizational citizens
- Analyze the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on contemporary organizations and their interests
- Describe how organizations consider and navigate global and environmental ethical issues during decision-making
- Distinguish multiple perspectives on complex ethic issues, understanding the positive and negative sides of each side
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Business 310 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE & NCCRS 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 310 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 310 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Business & Ethics||Compare and contrast ethics and business ethics. Point out triggers for ethical issues in organizations today, and differentiate between rights and obligations in organizations. Create a case for the development of a code of ethics in organizations based upon the value of ethical behavior exhibition as an organization.|
|Foundations of Ethics||Compare and contrast ethical theories, including virtue, deontological, utilitarianism, conventional morality, natural rights, moral duties, ethics of care and justice.|
|Ethics & the Individual||Compare and contrast values, rights, duties and morals. Apply the concepts in ethical case scenarios, and analyze the importance of a moral framework for decision making.|
|Ethics & the Leader||Differentiate between the roles of managers and leaders. Assess the role of either the manager or leader in developing an ethical culture and climate. Distinguish between stockholder and stakeholder approaches, and consider the impact of weighing both stockholders and stakeholders in making ethical decisions.|
|Ethics in an Organization||Analyze the role of shared core values in ethical organization choices. Examine CSR and its impact upon shareholders and stakeholders.|
|Emerging Issues in Business Ethics||Identify contemporary business ethics issues, and evaluate the role of organizational values in making ethical choices.|
|Ethics Around the Globe||Apply theories to identifying ethical issues in international business. Identify global issues that have local impact.|
|Understanding Ethics & the Environment||Identify and evaluate current environmental issues in business. Weigh the perceived costs and benefits to organizations, and apply a systems approach to environmental issues.|
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What to Expect For the Exam
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Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
|A College Accelerator Study.com membership.|
|Completed all lessons in Business 310: Advanced Business Ethics course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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The exam contains 50 - 100 multiple choice questions. You will have two hours to complete the exam, so don't start until you're sure you can complete the entire thing. And remember to pace yourself!
4. Get Exam Results
We will send you an email with your official exam results within 1 to 2 weeks. If you would like to raise your grade after receiving your exam results, you can retake quizzes with fewer than 3 attempts. You will then need to retake the final exam.
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