Materials for teaching principle-based ethics and ethical decision-making are available at no cost through the generous support of the Daniels Fund.
To fully integrate our many ethics education resources (as well as over 300 additional lesson modules) into your curriculum, use the online MBA Research Learning Center—your one-stop shop for instructional needs.
We’re proud to introduce our new middle school ethics education resources, made possible thanks to the generous support of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Middle School Program.
As Career-Tech programs increasingly reach into the middle schools, this ninth grade leadership course provides a significant opportunity for business and marketing programs to expand their presence in the earlier grades. We believe the course will encourage students to learn more about business and, ultimately, to enroll in upper division courses as outlined in our program-of-study kits.
Interested in an industry-based certification in Ethics? The A*S*K Certification Exam: Fundamentals of Ethics is available free, thanks to the generous support of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. To request the free A*S*K ethics exam, send teacher name, email, school, and school address to email@example.com.
The free A*S*K Fundamentals of Ethics exam is intended for those students who have been introduced to ethics content developed by MBA Research through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative High School Program. This would include either the semester or year-long ethics course developed by MBA Research or through the integration of ethics resources (LAPS) into specific courses. The exam questions are aligned to those performances indicators, so students need to have an understanding of the ethics principles/content before sitting for the exam. Teachers wishing to have students take the exam will need to indicate the level to which their students have been introduced to the ethics resources developed by MBA Research.
This is a list of recommended resources to help teach students about ethical decision-making. Developed with recommendations for use, content summaries, corresponding ethical principles, and select guides for instructor education, the annotated list is a foundational component of ethical education that makes learning both informative and engaging.Ethics Books & Movies with How-To Guide
Ethics Boot Camp consists of 10 hours of ethics activities for students that can be used in a variety of settings, complete with suggestions for use. It is designed to be engaging and fun for students, while still introducing them to principles-based ethics, ethical decision-making, recognizing ethical dilemmas, and the specific ethical principles laid out by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.Ethics Boot Camp with How-To Guide
The Ethics Service-Learning Project gives students an opportunity to strengthen their ethical leadership skills while affecting a positive change in the school and/or community. Students will work with their classmates to identify, plan, implement, and evaluate a service-learning project that engages with and provides ethics training to a select audience, such as elementary or middle school students, local businesses and organizations, and/or other community members.Ethics Service-Learning Project
The Ethical Principles Video Series is based on the principles found in The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. Each video takes a deep dive into an ethical principle, giving students an understanding of what the principle means, its supporting traits, how it plays out in real-world examples, and how students can use it in their own lives.Ethical Principles Video Series
Young professionals open up about ethical dilemmas they have encountered in this video series available on our YouTube Channel.Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace Video Series
We are proud to introduce a new series of video-based interactive activities for students and teachers. Each activity, or episode, has been adapted from The Gray Zone prompts within our lesson modules (LAPs) and Learning Center Course Guides. Each episode begins with an ethical dilemma, then uses “choose your own adventure” style gameplay to give students the opportunity to work through the dilemmas themselves. Additional discussion questions are included with each episode.Enter the Gray Zone
The Community College/Postsecondary Ethical Leadership package includes 30 complete LAPs and PowerPoints hand-picked for use in the course, as well as a 3-credit course guide exposing community college/postsecondary students to key ethical knowledge, skills, and principles, including integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, and viability.Community College/Postsecondary Ethical Leadership
Stella, a salesperson at an electronics store, is helping a customer who needs a new cell phone and contract. After she explains all the options, the customer says they need something a bit cheaper and more flexible than what Stella’s business can offer. Stella knows that a competing business can give the customer what they’re looking for. What should Stella do?
You can either choose Option A, B or C
You decided that Stella should tell the customer about the competing business. This might not be a choice the store’s management prefers, but it’s a decision that prioritizes integrity and transparency.
You decided that Stella should convince the customer to purchase from her store. The customer might not get exactly what they wanted, but they’ll still get a quality product—and Stella is able to respect store protocol and protect its viability.
You decided that Stella should do something else entirely. There are so many options! Consider the role that trust and fairness play in this ethical dilemma. What about accountability? Is rule of law relevant here? Make sure to consider different ethical principles when making important decisions like this one!
Thanks to the Daniels Fund, all of our course guides are available free-of-charge for a limited time:
These guides are 100% aligned with the national Business Administration Curriculum Standards validated by industry across the nation. They provide a model that can be used as-is or modified to meet your specific needs. Click here for more info about our course guides.
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