Introduction to Business Ethics on-demand training Supporter only

15 May – 31 Dec 2024 | Online

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Free to corporate supporters, this online, on-demand training course is essential for those wishing to think practically about business ethics. We help you to understand what business ethics means and to build the case internally for investing time and resources in promoting ethical behaviour.

We look at what influences people's decisions - why good people might end up doing bad things - and we discuss practical ways in which your organisation can promote the desired behaviours.  A key feature of the course is the discussion of ethical dilemmas that will build your competence and confidence in addressing ethical challenges.

The course is based on good practice established through IBE’s research and expertise. It is designed to be interactive; we will provide plenty of opportunities for you to discuss and share ideas with us and your peers. As the course is on-demand, you can access the training, submit your assignments and use the comment boards at any time that is convenient for you.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what business ethics is and why it matters
  • Understand how people make decisions, including possible biases
  • Know how to make ethical decisions and support ethical decision-making
  • Recognise ethical dilemmas and discuss them with colleagues
  • Understand the importance of ethical leadership.  

Further information

Who is this course for?

Exclusive for corporate supporters, this course is particularly appropriate for:

  • Any manager who wants to understand how organisations can put ethical commitments into practice
  • Ethics ‘ambassadors’ (champions, liaisons, correspondents) who want to develop a wider understanding of business ethics from outside their organisation
  • Members of departments with responsibility for corporate ethics.
How will the course work online?

On-demand training: you can work through the course materials in your own time via the restricted area of our website. You will have round-the-clock access to the content and you can learn on the go with mobile access if you wish. Each module includes videos, assignments and group discussions to be completed. 

We have set up a secure online group for all participants to support the on-demand content. This group allows you to submit your assignment responses, review other responses and engage with your fellow participants.

Support from our team is available within our usual office hours (09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday) should you need it.  Please email

How long will the course take to complete?

We estimate that the whole course, including assignments will take approximately 5 hours to complete.

Booking guide

How to book training
To make a booking you will need to...
Register for a free online profile

To register for this training you will need to create an online profile, to do so please complete the registration form.

Once you have completed this registration form you will receive a welcome email to activate your profile. This process includes setting your password and selecting your mailing preferences in the first time login form. Setting up your profile will enable you to receive IBE newsletters, purchase publications, book events, as well as register for this training.

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If you already have a profile but cannot remember your password please click here to reset your password - you will then receive a link to do so via email. Once you have set your password you will be able to login and register for this course.

Please email if you have any trouble accessing, or setting up your profile.

What happens next...

Once you have booked a ticket you will receive information about how to access the training within two working days.