• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month


One of the important challenges in global business is working out the extent of these obligations in the interrelationships between businesses and the particular local cultures in which that business operates. 

The ethical issues arising from these engagements, the kinds of values-based considerations out of which an organization negotiates with local concerns, and how an organization can be both an enabler of economic value-added while respecting cultural differences will be topics of this course. 

Upon successful completion of this Global Impact - Business Ethics offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign you will be able to: 

  • Become morally sensitive to ethical dilemmas in global commerce 
  • Identify ethical issues in global business  
  • Master stakeholder analysis  
  • Address issues from more than one point of view 
  • Use a well-reasoned process by which to arrive at ethically-defensible decisions 
  • Evaluate good and weak arguments 
  • Defend your conclusions  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 10 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Is Ethics Part of Business?
  • Stakeholder Theory: Bayer CropScience in India
  • In Rome should we do as the Romans do?
  • Why Do Good People and Good Organizations do Bad Things?

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Intermediate Level


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