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Learn to do well, and good, with the support of the Business Ethics certificate program. The certificate explores ethical issues in business and the challenges of managing corporate ethics programs.

Who this certificate is for

 

Learn to do well, and good, with the support of the Business Ethics certificate program. The certificate explores ethical issues in business and the challenges of managing corporate ethics programs.

Program Highlights

 

At the completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Develop an awareness of different ethical standards and perspectives as well as a tolerance for the conflicts and ambiguities within an organization to work respectfully, ethically, and professionally with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences.
  • Develop, formulate and implement guidelines for personal and corporate decision-making.
  • Understand principles of organizational relationships, and a sensitivity to the ethical concerns associated with dynamics like interpersonal influence, authority, and conflict.
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically about managerial ethics, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship while articulating such concerns to various audiences—inside and outside of a business organization.

What You'll Learn

  • Ethical standards and perspectives
  • Tolerance for the conflicts and ambiguities within an organization
  • Working respectfully, ethically, and professionally with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences
  • Develop, formulate and implement guidelines for personal and corporate decision-making

Program Structure

Courses are scheduled to enable completion of the certificate within 9 to 12 months. Sessions meet once per week for ten weeks. Courses are offered at our Water Tower Campus in Chicago (weekday evenings or Saturdays), with some courses also available online.

Curriculum

The certificate requires completion of three to four courses.

  • Degree-seeking MBA and other graduate business students: Qualify for the certificate by completing three business ethics courses in the Quinlan School of Business. To add the certificate to your degree, contact the Graduate Programs Office at QuinlanGrad@luc.edu.
  • Non-degree-seeking students: Qualify for the certificate after completing three business ethics courses and one additional Quinlan School of Business course that fits your interests and is approved for credit by the director of the program. All courses completed in the Business Ethics certificate program can be applied toward a Quinlan MBA degree. About the MBA →

Prerequisites

Students applying for this certificate should have the U.S. equivalent of a BA or BS degree. 

Ethics Courses

MGMT 441/441N: Business Ethics
This course examines the ethical aspects of individual and corporate decision making in business and provides resources for making ethical decisions within the context of managerial practice.
Outcomes: Students will be acquainted with the concepts and principles of ethical reasoning that have been developed in ethical theory; be aware of the specific ethical issues that arise in management and of the ways in which these issues are commonly analyzed; and be able to make sound ethical and managerial decisions and to implement those decisions within the context of an organization in a competitive marketplace

MGMT 443: Global Environmental Ethics
This course develops an understanding of the ethical issues and responsibilities arising from human interaction with the non-human natural environment. Perspectives from various religious traditions, Western philosophy, and the science of ecology are considered.
Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate ethical awareness, reflection, and application of ethical principles in decision making.

MGMT 446: International Business Ethics
This is an advanced business ethics course that addresses the ethical issues that arise in the global business environment, including the standards for the operation of multinational corporations and the ethical perspectives of managers in different countries.
Outcomes: Students will understand the specific ethical problems of international business and of different ethical perspectives; develop skills for personal decision making and for developing and implementing ethical corporate policies in international business; and learn how to work toward more effective background institutions and forms of international business regulation.

MGMT 447: Special Topics in Business Ethics
The rapid advancement in technologynecessitates an equally rapid advance in the ethics of data analytics. We will explore ethical questions in this through the use of business case studies. We will also look at examples of ethical code of conduct.
Outcomes: Students will evaluate following ethical considerations: how data is collected, how it is interpreted, how it is applied, and with whom it is shared.

MGMT 448: Ethics in Finance
This is an advanced business ethics course that addresses the ethical challenges in finance, which includes financial markets, financial services, financial management, and finance theory. The aim of this course is to understand the ethical issues that arise in the various areas of finance and to develop an ability to resolve these issues effectively and responsibly. Topics include: fairness in financial markets, the rationale for market regulation, duties of agents, fiduciaries, and professionals, conflict of interest, insider trading, manipulation and fraud, marketing and sales, consumer privacy, abusive credit practices, financial management, financial reporting, bankruptcy, acquisitions and mergers, and building an ethical corporate culture.

MGMT 479: Independent Study in Management
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INFS 795: Ethics in Analytics
The rapid advancement in technology necessitates an equally rapid advance in the ethics of data analytics. We will explore ethical questions in this field through the use of business case studies. We will also look at examples of ethical codes of conduct.
Outcomes: Students will evaluate following ethical considerations: how data is collected, how it is interpreted, how it is applied, and with whom it is shared.

Admission

All academic programs in the Quinlan School of Business are on the quarter system, and new students begin during all quarters.

Application Process

QuarterApplication DeadlineQuarter Starts

Fall

July 15

Late August

Spring

Jan. 15

Late February

Summer

April 1

Late May

Below you will find both required materials and opportunities to strengthen your application when applying to the Quinlan School of Business. Additional information regarding the application process for international students can be found here.

Required

These application materials are mandatory for all applicants

  • Completed Application Form

    Use our free online application system to get started.

    Please note, you will need to complete the “Biographical Information” section of the application first. Once that section is completed, you will be able to choose your program in the “Application Information” section.

  • Official Transcripts

    You must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work completed. Copies of transcripts or transcripts not received in a sealed envelope from the university are considered unofficial. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts. We strongly encourage electronic submission of documents. Your college/university may send electronic transcripts to us at gradapp@luc.edu.

  • Professional Resume

    A professional resume may be uploaded via the online application form or you may email it to us at gradapp@luc.edu.

Optional

For applicants wishing to strengthen their application, consider submitting one or more application materials below.

  • Letter of Recommendation

    Referrals may be academic or professional in nature. No more than one letter should be submitted.

  • Statement of Purpose

    The statement should provide context for area(s) of weakness, accomplishments to date, and how Loyola's Quinlan School of Business graduate degree program will prepare you to achieve your career goals. Limit personal essay to 2-3 pages, double-space.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Quinlan School of Business and Loyola's Financial Aid Office are committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their graduate business education at Loyola affordable.