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Business Ethics Online Certificate Course

The Business Ethics Online Certificate course will help to lay the firm foundation for building a solid sound reputation by incorporating business ethics in your organization. Applying consistently sound business ethics is an essential pillar in the creation of long-term success for any business or organization. Investment in an ethical program will assist in fostering a buoyant and healthy culture, which will ultimately pay dividends where it matters most – the company's bottom line.

Our Business Ethics Online courses can help you build a positive influence on all facets of business. Modeling a robust ethical approach to business interactions will positively impact anyone who has dealings with the business.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Straightforward modules delivered in plain, easy to understand English
  • Just 8 hours of study needed to complete the course
  • Students gain lifetime access to this business ethics course
  • The online course is delivered fully online. Course material is available constantly and is accessible from any computer or smart device
  • Convenient learning from home or your workplace, study in your own time and at your own speed
  • All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion

Business Ethics Online Certificate Course - Requirements

The Business Ethics Online Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 8 hours of study to complete. 

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Business Ethics Online course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Business Ethics Online Certificate Course - Outline

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What is Ethics?

In this module, we will discuss the basic concepts of ethics and how it affects how people act in a given situation.

What is Business Ethics?

People generally assume that businesses are unethical. This is because of the many scandals that plague businesses. Given the media attention given to bad ethical decisions, businesses can also take this opportunity to distinguish themselves by practicing good business ethics.

10 Benefits of Managing Ethics

The benefits of operating an ethical business are rewarding. These circumstances of each company determine the results of managing ethics. Below are some of the benefits of business ethics:

  • Ethical companies comply with all legal requirements and are less likely to be fined or sued.
  • Consumers are more likely to support a business with a reputation as an ethical organization.
  • Companies with ethical values improve their communities.
  • Ethical rules save organizations from accidentally violating the rights of employees or consumers.
  • Employees' moral standards will improve at an ethical business.

Module Three - Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

Implementing ethics in the workplace can be complicated with every individual having their own set of ethical standards. This uniqueness can affect the results. Companies should focus on implementing ethical standards throughout the organization. 

Benefits

Implementing ethics in the workplace has its own benefits in a workplace environment. When done properly, this can lead to better profits and long-term growth. Businesses who practice good business ethics will find it easier to earn credit, win investors, and expand into different markets.

Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace

Organizations require a Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Policies and Procedure to manage ethics in the workplace. Below are some of the guidelines we will be discussing when implementing and managing ethics.

  • Give it time
  • Focus on behavior
  • Avoid problems

Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities required to implement workplace ethics effectively vary with each organization. This should be overlooked by a manager to ensure that the ethics program receives the support it needs.

Module Four - Employer/Employee Rights

In this module, we will discuss the importance of privacy policies for employers and employees. When creating policies, employers need to remember that they should create a safe work environment that is free from harassment.

Privacy Policies

Employee privacy is protected by law. When collecting personal information from employees, employers must state the purpose of collecting this information. All personal information must be protected and kept confidential.

Harassment Issues

Companies are required by law to provide a safe working environment for all their employees. Failure to do so can leave them open to legal action. An anti-harassment policy can go a long way in institutionalizing these employee rights.

Technology

Advances in technology have made it possible for employers to monitor their employees more closely. But this has caused a great deal of friction between the two parties. An example of this is social media. Employees feel that social media is beyond business, while employers think that they have the right to monitor their employee's social media accounts.

Module Five - Business

Businesses who implement socially responsible business practices are more likely to succeed. This requires companies to integrate the needs of stakeholders into their values and operations.

Identifying Types of Responsibilities

Business needs to cover the different areas of responsibility and consider the social effects of their actions. There are three major types of responsibilities; legal, financial, and philanthropic.

Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities

Sometimes social and business responsibilities do not agree with each other. This is especially true when social business responsibilities negatively affect shareholder earnings.

Module Six - Ethical Decisions

In this module, we will discuss the importance of letting people understand ethical dilemmas and the ethical decision-making process.

The Basics

People typically use five different ethical standards to interpret the world around them. Below are some of the ethical standards we will be discussing:

  • Utilitarian approach
  • Rights approach
  • Fairness approach
  • Common Good approach
  • Virtue approach

Balancing Personal and Organizational Ethics

Personal ethics have a direct effect on the decisions we make in and outside of work. Organizational ethics, on the other hand, determine workplace decisions.

Common Dilemmas

We will be looking at the different ethical dilemmas in business. An example of the common dilemmas that every organization will face include:

  • Honest accounting practices
  • Responsibility for mistakes such as accidents, spills, and faulty product
  • Advertising that is honest and not misleading
  • Collusion with competitors
  • Labor issues
  • Bribes and corporate espionage

Making Ethical Decisions

Determine the ethics of each decision and its different effects and legal ramifications. This starts by collecting information and deciding based on the different ethical standards.

Overcoming Obstacles

Making ethical decisions are difficult to make, given the numerous temptations to act unethically. Below are some of the examples of how to overcome obstacles:

  • Sympathize
  • Make them responsible
  • Reason
  • Stay firm
  • Take precautions

Module Seven - Whistle Blowing

Whistleblowing can be two things, stating what is right or a petty act of tattle-telling. Getting the attention of others by blowing the whistle can be difficult. This is especially true when going up against people in power.

Criteria and Risk

Legal protection has been provided for whistleblowers, and these laws have been updated with the times. But even with this protection, whistleblowers will always stand the risk of retaliation.

The Process

There are two types of whistleblowers - internal whistleblowers and external whistleblowers. Internal whistleblowers report to someone within the organization while external whistleblowers go to the authorities or media.

When You Should “Blow the Whistle”

To be legally protected, you should have a reasonable belief that a violation occurred with company knowledge. This should be done when the rights, health, or safety of others is being compromised.

Module Eight - Managerial Ethics

In this module, we will learn about the different benefits of ethics to company culture and the financial gain of the organization. Managers play an important role in the development and implementation of company ethics; they have a responsibility to behave and manage ethically.

Ethical Management

Ethical management balances the different responsibilities of modern business organizations. These responsibilities include:

  • Profit
  • People
  • Planet
  • Principles

Identifying the Characteristics

There are many different characteristics of ethical management. Below are three traits that people identify with ethical management.

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Utilitarianism

Ensuring Ethical Behavior

There are many ways to promote ethical behavior; these include:

  • Develop an ethics management program.
  • Develop a code of ethics.
  • Develop a code of conduct.
  • Create policies and procedures that reflect company ethics.

Module Nine - Unethical Behavior

This part of the course discusses the different ways to identify unethical behavior and how to address it. The role of a successful manager is not only to address it but, more importantly to detect it early and prevent it from escalating.

Recognize and Identify

Allowing employees to continue with their unethical behavior can have a damaging effect on the company. Below are some of the signs that an employee may be exhibiting unethical behavior:

  • Abusing sick leave
  • Lying to customers
  • Cutting corners
  • Covering up mistakes

Preventing

Prevention will always be ideal compared to curing unethical behavior. Creating and implementing a code of ethics and ethical policies can go a long way toward preventing unethical behavior in the workplace.

Addressing

You must address these situations carefully. It is also important that you allow the person to explain their actions. Never jump into conclusions and decisions based on facts and guided by your company's ethics policy.

Interventions

Interventions are performed to promote the general welfare of all the people in the organization. Before intervening, below are certain steps that you should follow:

  • Call an interventionist
  • Create an action plan
  • Meet
  • Intervention
  • Treatment

Module Ten - Ethics in Business (Part 1)

In this module, you will learn how to create codes and principles to guide people. We will also discuss the ethical principles and codes that the company uses that directly reflect the needs of the business.

Organizational Basics

Each member of the company must be aware of their roles and responsibilities. This can be done by creating an organizational chart that outlines how an ethic program will run. There should also be a chain of command that is responsible for overseeing the ethics program.

Addressing the Needs

The needs of the organization should be based on a survey made on both customers and employees. The company culture is a good gauge for measuring the ethics of the business. Below are some of the points that should be addressed:

  • Company values
  • Personal responsibility
  • Employee participation
  • Conflicts
  • Trust

Ethical Principles

An organization’s ethical principles must reflect its needs. Below are a few basic principles that companies can benefit from:

  • Trust
  • Clarity
  • Community
  • Accurate records
  • Respect

Module Eleven - Ethics in Business (Part 2)

This part of the course discusses how you can develop an ethics program and how people working together in the organization can ensure its success.

Ethical Safeguards

Ethical safeguards are essential to ensure ethical behavior and prevent employees from making excuses. Safeguards do not only protect the company but also help bring in work.

Developing a Code of Ethics

This serves as the foundation of an ethics program. To be effective, this must address some of these issues:

  • Laws and regulations
  • Company needs
  • Ethical values
  • Wording
  • Update the code each year, and make sure that everyone has a copy of these guidelines

Performing an Internal Ethics Audit

Internal ethics audits can come from several sources; these include:

  • Surveys
  • Interviews
  • Documents
  • Focus Groups
  • Direct Observation

Upholding the Ethics Program

Managers are responsible for ensuring that employees have all the necessary resources to be successful. They must also be sure that people have been fully trained in all policies and procedures.

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What is Ethics?

  • What is Business Ethics?
  • 10 Benefits of managing ethics

Module Three - Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

  • Benefits
  • Guidelines for managing ethics in the workplace
  • Roles and responsibilities

Module Four - Employer / Employee Rights

  • Privacy policies
  • Harrassment issues
  • Technology

Module Five - Business and Social Responsibilities

  • Identifying types of responsibilities
  • Handling conflicting social and business reponsibilities

Module Six - Ethical Decisions

  • The basics
  • Balancing personal and organisational ethics
  • Common dilemmas
  • Making ethical decisions
  • Overcoming obstacles

Module Seven - Whistle Blowing

  • Criteria and risk
  • The process
  • When you should "blow the whistle"

Module Eight - Managerial Ethics

  • Ethical management
  • Identifying the characteristics
  • Ensuring ethical behavior

Module Nine - Unethical Behavior

  • Recognise and identify
  • Preventing
  • Addressing
  • Interventions

Module Ten - Ethics in Business (Part 1)

  • Organisation basics
  • Addressing the needs
  • Ethical principles

Module Eleven - Ethics in Business (Part 2)

  • Ethical Safeguards
  • Developing a Code of Ethics
  • Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
  • Upholding the Ethics Program

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Business Ethics Online Certificate Course

The Business Ethics Online Certificate course will help to lay the firm foundation for building a solid sound reputation by incorporating business ethics in your organization. Applying consistently sound business ethics is an essential pillar in the creation of long-term success for any business or organization. Investment in an ethical program will assist in fostering a buoyant and healthy culture, which will ultimately pay dividends where it matters most – the company's bottom line.

Our Business Ethics Online courses can help you build a positive influence on all facets of business. Modeling a robust ethical approach to business interactions will positively impact anyone who has dealings with the business.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Straightforward modules delivered in plain, easy to understand English
  • Just 8 hours of study needed to complete the course
  • Students gain lifetime access to this business ethics course
  • The online course is delivered fully online. Course material is available constantly and is accessible from any computer or smart device
  • Convenient learning from home or your workplace, study in your own time and at your own speed
  • All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion

Business Ethics Online Certificate Course - Requirements

The Business Ethics Online Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 8 hours of study to complete. 

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Business Ethics Online course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Business Ethics Online Certificate Course - Outline

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What is Ethics?

In this module, we will discuss the basic concepts of ethics and how it affects how people act in a given situation.

What is Business Ethics?

People generally assume that businesses are unethical. This is because of the many scandals that plague businesses. Given the media attention given to bad ethical decisions, businesses can also take this opportunity to distinguish themselves by practicing good business ethics.

10 Benefits of Managing Ethics

The benefits of operating an ethical business are rewarding. These circumstances of each company determine the results of managing ethics. Below are some of the benefits of business ethics:

  • Ethical companies comply with all legal requirements and are less likely to be fined or sued.
  • Consumers are more likely to support a business with a reputation as an ethical organization.
  • Companies with ethical values improve their communities.
  • Ethical rules save organizations from accidentally violating the rights of employees or consumers.
  • Employees' moral standards will improve at an ethical business.

Module Three - Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

Implementing ethics in the workplace can be complicated with every individual having their own set of ethical standards. This uniqueness can affect the results. Companies should focus on implementing ethical standards throughout the organization. 

Benefits

Implementing ethics in the workplace has its own benefits in a workplace environment. When done properly, this can lead to better profits and long-term growth. Businesses who practice good business ethics will find it easier to earn credit, win investors, and expand into different markets.

Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace

Organizations require a Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Policies and Procedure to manage ethics in the workplace. Below are some of the guidelines we will be discussing when implementing and managing ethics.

  • Give it time
  • Focus on behavior
  • Avoid problems

Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities required to implement workplace ethics effectively vary with each organization. This should be overlooked by a manager to ensure that the ethics program receives the support it needs.

Module Four - Employer/Employee Rights

In this module, we will discuss the importance of privacy policies for employers and employees. When creating policies, employers need to remember that they should create a safe work environment that is free from harassment.

Privacy Policies

Employee privacy is protected by law. When collecting personal information from employees, employers must state the purpose of collecting this information. All personal information must be protected and kept confidential.

Harassment Issues

Companies are required by law to provide a safe working environment for all their employees. Failure to do so can leave them open to legal action. An anti-harassment policy can go a long way in institutionalizing these employee rights.

Technology

Advances in technology have made it possible for employers to monitor their employees more closely. But this has caused a great deal of friction between the two parties. An example of this is social media. Employees feel that social media is beyond business, while employers think that they have the right to monitor their employee's social media accounts.

Module Five - Business

Businesses who implement socially responsible business practices are more likely to succeed. This requires companies to integrate the needs of stakeholders into their values and operations.

Identifying Types of Responsibilities

Business needs to cover the different areas of responsibility and consider the social effects of their actions. There are three major types of responsibilities; legal, financial, and philanthropic.

Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities

Sometimes social and business responsibilities do not agree with each other. This is especially true when social business responsibilities negatively affect shareholder earnings.

Module Six - Ethical Decisions

In this module, we will discuss the importance of letting people understand ethical dilemmas and the ethical decision-making process.

The Basics

People typically use five different ethical standards to interpret the world around them. Below are some of the ethical standards we will be discussing:

  • Utilitarian approach
  • Rights approach
  • Fairness approach
  • Common Good approach
  • Virtue approach

Balancing Personal and Organizational Ethics

Personal ethics have a direct effect on the decisions we make in and outside of work. Organizational ethics, on the other hand, determine workplace decisions.

Common Dilemmas

We will be looking at the different ethical dilemmas in business. An example of the common dilemmas that every organization will face include:

  • Honest accounting practices
  • Responsibility for mistakes such as accidents, spills, and faulty product
  • Advertising that is honest and not misleading
  • Collusion with competitors
  • Labor issues
  • Bribes and corporate espionage

Making Ethical Decisions

Determine the ethics of each decision and its different effects and legal ramifications. This starts by collecting information and deciding based on the different ethical standards.

Overcoming Obstacles

Making ethical decisions are difficult to make, given the numerous temptations to act unethically. Below are some of the examples of how to overcome obstacles:

  • Sympathize
  • Make them responsible
  • Reason
  • Stay firm
  • Take precautions

Module Seven - Whistle Blowing

Whistleblowing can be two things, stating what is right or a petty act of tattle-telling. Getting the attention of others by blowing the whistle can be difficult. This is especially true when going up against people in power.

Criteria and Risk

Legal protection has been provided for whistleblowers, and these laws have been updated with the times. But even with this protection, whistleblowers will always stand the risk of retaliation.

The Process

There are two types of whistleblowers - internal whistleblowers and external whistleblowers. Internal whistleblowers report to someone within the organization while external whistleblowers go to the authorities or media.

When You Should “Blow the Whistle”

To be legally protected, you should have a reasonable belief that a violation occurred with company knowledge. This should be done when the rights, health, or safety of others is being compromised.

Module Eight - Managerial Ethics

In this module, we will learn about the different benefits of ethics to company culture and the financial gain of the organization. Managers play an important role in the development and implementation of company ethics; they have a responsibility to behave and manage ethically.

Ethical Management

Ethical management balances the different responsibilities of modern business organizations. These responsibilities include:

  • Profit
  • People
  • Planet
  • Principles

Identifying the Characteristics

There are many different characteristics of ethical management. Below are three traits that people identify with ethical management.

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Utilitarianism

Ensuring Ethical Behavior

There are many ways to promote ethical behavior; these include:

  • Develop an ethics management program.
  • Develop a code of ethics.
  • Develop a code of conduct.
  • Create policies and procedures that reflect company ethics.

Module Nine - Unethical Behavior

This part of the course discusses the different ways to identify unethical behavior and how to address it. The role of a successful manager is not only to address it but, more importantly to detect it early and prevent it from escalating.

Recognize and Identify

Allowing employees to continue with their unethical behavior can have a damaging effect on the company. Below are some of the signs that an employee may be exhibiting unethical behavior:

  • Abusing sick leave
  • Lying to customers
  • Cutting corners
  • Covering up mistakes

Preventing

Prevention will always be ideal compared to curing unethical behavior. Creating and implementing a code of ethics and ethical policies can go a long way toward preventing unethical behavior in the workplace.

Addressing

You must address these situations carefully. It is also important that you allow the person to explain their actions. Never jump into conclusions and decisions based on facts and guided by your company's ethics policy.

Interventions

Interventions are performed to promote the general welfare of all the people in the organization. Before intervening, below are certain steps that you should follow:

  • Call an interventionist
  • Create an action plan
  • Meet
  • Intervention
  • Treatment

Module Ten - Ethics in Business (Part 1)

In this module, you will learn how to create codes and principles to guide people. We will also discuss the ethical principles and codes that the company uses that directly reflect the needs of the business.

Organizational Basics

Each member of the company must be aware of their roles and responsibilities. This can be done by creating an organizational chart that outlines how an ethic program will run. There should also be a chain of command that is responsible for overseeing the ethics program.

Addressing the Needs

The needs of the organization should be based on a survey made on both customers and employees. The company culture is a good gauge for measuring the ethics of the business. Below are some of the points that should be addressed:

  • Company values
  • Personal responsibility
  • Employee participation
  • Conflicts
  • Trust

Ethical Principles

An organization’s ethical principles must reflect its needs. Below are a few basic principles that companies can benefit from:

  • Trust
  • Clarity
  • Community
  • Accurate records
  • Respect

Module Eleven - Ethics in Business (Part 2)

This part of the course discusses how you can develop an ethics program and how people working together in the organization can ensure its success.

Ethical Safeguards

Ethical safeguards are essential to ensure ethical behavior and prevent employees from making excuses. Safeguards do not only protect the company but also help bring in work.

Developing a Code of Ethics

This serves as the foundation of an ethics program. To be effective, this must address some of these issues:

  • Laws and regulations
  • Company needs
  • Ethical values
  • Wording
  • Update the code each year, and make sure that everyone has a copy of these guidelines

Performing an Internal Ethics Audit

Internal ethics audits can come from several sources; these include:

  • Surveys
  • Interviews
  • Documents
  • Focus Groups
  • Direct Observation

Upholding the Ethics Program

Managers are responsible for ensuring that employees have all the necessary resources to be successful. They must also be sure that people have been fully trained in all policies and procedures.

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What is Ethics?

  • What is Business Ethics?
  • 10 Benefits of managing ethics

Module Three - Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

  • Benefits
  • Guidelines for managing ethics in the workplace
  • Roles and responsibilities

Module Four - Employer / Employee Rights

  • Privacy policies
  • Harrassment issues
  • Technology

Module Five - Business and Social Responsibilities

  • Identifying types of responsibilities
  • Handling conflicting social and business reponsibilities

Module Six - Ethical Decisions

  • The basics
  • Balancing personal and organisational ethics
  • Common dilemmas
  • Making ethical decisions
  • Overcoming obstacles

Module Seven - Whistle Blowing

  • Criteria and risk
  • The process
  • When you should "blow the whistle"

Module Eight - Managerial Ethics

  • Ethical management
  • Identifying the characteristics
  • Ensuring ethical behavior

Module Nine - Unethical Behavior

  • Recognise and identify
  • Preventing
  • Addressing
  • Interventions

Module Ten - Ethics in Business (Part 1)

  • Organisation basics
  • Addressing the needs
  • Ethical principles

Module Eleven - Ethics in Business (Part 2)

  • Ethical Safeguards
  • Developing a Code of Ethics
  • Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
  • Upholding the Ethics Program

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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1.  Who are Courses For Success?

Courses For Success is a global course platform that started in 2008 with 5 courses, since then we have grown to over 10,000 online courses. As our courses are delivered online via the internet, we sell our courses worldwide.

Our courses span across many categories including Academic, Animal, Beauty, Business, Career, Counseling, Creative & Media, Health & Therapy, Hobbies & Trades, IT, Personal Development, Sports & Fitness.

Some of the companies we work with include Groupon, Living Social, CNN, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Reed UK, Stack Social and many more.

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Yes, we have a 7-day money-back refund guarantee. Just send us an email to email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com with the subject Courses For Success Refund so we can accommodate your request.

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The Personal Success Training Program was developed by Courses For Success to help our customers achieve success. Currently, we are offering this program for FREE with every course or bundle purchase this month. This is a limited time offer! We have received thousands of reviews for this program, please see: Personal Success Training Program Reviews

4.  Are there any requirements to study this course?

No, anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take our course. There are no entry requirements to take this course.

5.  Do I require to have finished high school to complete this course?

No, you do not require a High School Diploma or to have finished school to study this course, this course is open to anyone who would like to take this course.

6.  What if English is not my first language?

This course is provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.

7.  Is this course online or conducted in person?

All our courses are accessible online on any device. You may complete them at your own pace and at your own time.

8.  How do I receive my course?

After you have completed the payment, you will receive a confirmation email and tax receipt. You will also receive an email containing your course login details (username and password), as well as instructions on how to access and log in to your course via the internet with any device, please check your junk/spam folder in the event that you do not receive the email.

9.  When does this course start?

Providing you have internet access you can start this course whenever you like, just go to the login page and insert your username and password and you can access the online material.

10.  What is online learning like?

Online learning is easy, if not easier than a traditional academic situation. By studying an online course, the usual boundaries caused by location and time constraints are eliminated, meaning you are free to study where and when you want at your own pace. Of course, you will need to be able to self-manage your time and be organized, but with our help, you’ll soon find yourself settling into a comfortable rhythm of study.

11.  What computer skills do I need for my course?

You don't need to be a computer expert to succeed with our online training, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and be capable of using common software (such as Microsoft word).

12.  How long will you have access to the online course?

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Once you have purchased this course you will have unlimited lifetime access, meaning you can access this course whenever you want.

13.  How long will my course take?

Individual courses are designed to be completed within 6-8 hours.

If you choose a course bundle, simply multiply the above hours by the number of courses included in the bundle.
For example:

  • 2 course bundle is 2 x 6-8 hours = 12-16 hours
  • 3 course bundle is 3 x 6-8 hours = 18-24 hours
  • 5 course bundle is 5 x 6-8 hours = 30-40 hours
  • 10 course bundle is 10 x 6-8 hours = 60-80 hours
14.  Do I need to buy textbooks?

All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

15.  Is the course interactive?

Yes, all our courses are interactive.

16.  Is there an assessment or exam?

Yes, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice test online at the end of your course, you can do this test as many times as you require.

17.  What type of certificate will I receive?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Our completion certificates are very valuable and will help you progress in your work environment and show employers how committed you are to learn new skills, you might even get a promotion.

18.  Will this course be credited by universities?

No, it is not equivalent to a college or university credit.

19.  Am I guaranteed to get a job with this certificate?

This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

20.  How will this course assist me with my career?

Studying and completing this course will show employers that you have the knowledge in this field, additionally you will gain more confidence in this area of expertise.

21.  How long is the certificate valid for?

The Certificates are valid for life and do not need renewing. 

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Courses are studied online at your own pace and you are free to study as many or as few courses as you wish, we also offer online course bundles that allow you to save on additional courses so that you may get all the topics related to your training goals in one go.

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Yes, you can customize your own bundle. Please send us the complete list with the exact course link of the courses you'd like to bundle up via email email/info)(coursesforsuccess.com and we will create them for you. *Each course access, time of completion and certification varies depending on the course type.

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Course Summary

Course ID: 020BE
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time: Study at your own pace
Duration: 6-8 Hours
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