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Course SummaryBusiness 108: Business Ethics has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Inside the course, you'll find bite-sized lessons, quizzes and chapter exams. Complete the course at any time to get a head start on your degree!
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The course objective is to give you a clear understanding of how business ethics work within organizations. You will also learn how business ethics affect society and government and vice versa.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real 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||200|
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.
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 180 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 this course, you will be able to:
- Evaluatre theories of ethics and factors affecting ethical behavior in the workplace
- Analyze how employees, managers, and stakeholders function within a company
- Explain the government's role in regulating businesses
- Assess how businesses, the government, and the economy impact one another
- Evaluate techniques for managing different types of diversity in the workplace
- Explain the interdependence between business and community
- Analyze the impact of the media industry and journalism on businesses
- Compare ethical and unethical marketing and advertising
- Identify strategies social activists and businesses use against each other
- Consider the stages involved in becoming an ecologically sustainable organization
- Break down the ethical issues with international business, globalization, and domestic and international trade policy
There are no prerequisites for this course, but many students choose to complete Business 100: Intro to Business prior to Business Ethics.
Business 108 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 and by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower 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 108 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 108 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.
|International Trade & Business Law||Study regulations and restrictions on international trade. Examine the roles of international trade organizations and differentiate between comparative and absolute advantage. Consider other related topics, including sovereign immunity, quotas and tariffs, and laws associated with the U.S. trade policy.|
|The Global Business Environment||Investigate what drives globalization and evaluate the government's impact on international business. Explore how corporations use integration to remove cultural, political and economic barriers. Survey ethical issues associated with international business.|
|Introduction to Business Ethics||Explore theories of ethics alongside factors affecting ethical behavior in the workplace. Understand how to manage workplace behavior and an organization's ethical climate. Differentiate between business ethics and business law.|
|Employees, Stockholders & Corporate Governance||Survey the effects of employer-employee relationships and business decisions on stakeholders. Examine stockholder rights as well as labor legislation, union organization, and employee protection rights and requirements.|
|Management in Organizations||Explain the roles of top-, middle- and low-level managers. Identify the four functions of management and steps in the organizational decision-making process.|
|Diversity in the Workforce||Assess techniques for managing cultural, gender, ability/disability and age diversity in the workplace. Examine the effects of affirmative action and the role of the government in ensuring equal opportunity employment. Recognize common practices for work-life balance.|
|Business-Government Relations||Learn how the government promotes economic interests. Examine its regulatory and non-regulatory influences, along with the processes involved in implementing various types of public policy.|
|The Executive Branch of Government||Explore the roles of the independent and quasi-official agencies, commissions, committees and boards in the executive branch. Discuss independent agencies and government corporations.|
|Antitrust Laws in Business||Investigate antitrust laws and their purposes. Learn about different types of mergers and explore the powers assigned to the Federal Trade Commission.|
|Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizenship||Learn where the idea of social responsibility originated. Study levels of corporate social responsibility and the five stages of corporate citizenship. Define corporate social performance.|
|Ethics in Advertising||Distinguish between ethical and unethical marketing and advertising behavior. Discuss advertising regulation and describe advertising abuses.|
|Technology, Business & Society||Consider changes the Internet has brought to business operations. Explore the factors that fuel technological change and innovation. Survey how technology contributes to success in business.|
|Environmental Issues in Business||Explain the basics of environmental ethics. Assess the costs and benefits of environmental regulation. Discuss the stages involved in becoming an ecologically sustainable organization. Survey the benefits of effectively managing environmental issues.|
|The Relationship Between Business, Government & Society||Explore some of the interactions occurring between business, government and society. Assess the influence of interest groups on American politics. Analyze government agencies that regulate and protect the market from abuse or illegal practices. Identify business' market and non-market environments.|
|Public Relations for Business||Learn about the responsibilities of a public relations department. Survey strategies for influencing public opinion and elements of a crisis management plan. Explore the benefits of stakeholder engagement.|
|Government Regulation of Business||Identify major U.S. regulatory agencies. Follow the stages of rule making and identify the benefits and costs of regulation. Scrutinize the influence of businesses on regulatory agencies and advisory panels.|
|Businesses' Influence on the Political Environment||Weigh the pros and cons of businesses' participation in the political process. Discover the role of public affairs departments and survey some of the strategies employed by businesses to achieve their objectives.|
|The Media's Impact on Business||Explore the impact of the media industry and trace the development of journalism in the U.S. Identify the impact of mass media and the rules governing media sources.|
|Consumer Rights & Regulations||Learn the differences between consumers, customers and consumerism. Discover the five major rights of consumers and the government agencies and liability laws designed to protect them.|
|Business & the Community||Assess the interdependence between business and community. Identify the responsibilities of community relations managers and the purposes of corporate giving strategies.|
|Strategies of Special Interest Groups||Define activists and special interest groups. Compare and contrast societal and business interest groups' objectives, operations and financing. Identify strategies businesses use against activists.|
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Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
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|Completed all lessons in Business 108: 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 meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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