Ethical Leadership

Business Ethics

Ethical Leadership by Dr. Rick Revoir

  • Resgistration for this class is now closed. Coursework must be completed by January 31, 2015.
  • Each chapter reading is accompanied by a narrated PowerPoint presentation.
  • Course is self-paced and is designed to be completed in eight weeks and represents the equivalent of 2 credits, however, because this course is free no credit will be granted.
  • Course provides an introduction to ethical decision making and ethical leadership
  • Required textbook: You need to buy or rent the following textbook,
    Ghillyer, Andrew (2012). Business Ethics Now. McGraw-Hill Companies.  ISBN 978-007-352469-6 .   This text can be purchased through the St. Scholastica bookstore at  or rent the Kindle edition through
  • A certificate of completion is awarded to students who successfully complete the course.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to ethical decision making and ethical leadership. The course examines a variety of ethical issues that employees and organizations face.  Course content includes exploration of ethical theories, ethical decision making models, role of governmental policies and corporate governance. Students will learn about practices that help encourage ethical behavior in organizations. 

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • identify personal values and evaluate how those values help guide decision making
  • compare personal values to the values of other organizations
  • use the FIORD ethical decision-making framework to reason through ethical dilemmas
  • identify and evaluate organizational policies and procedures that encourage ethical behavior in organizations.

About the course author

Dr. Rick Revoir is director the Sandbulte Center for Ethical Leadership at the College of St. Scholastica. Revoir teaches management ethics, healthcare finance and accounting courses. His research focuses on business ethics.  

Thanks to Kurt Linberg, Tom Buck, Sharon Lohman and Kathy Modin, who contributed to this course.

Tests and quizzes

Tests and practice quizzes will consist of four short, multiple-choice quizzes, one for each unit of content. All tests are administered online and should be completed without any aid from other persons, notes, the Internet, books or anything else. Each unit will contain an ungraded practice exercise.

Technical support and academic honesty

CCJFLimited technical support is available through videos and other resource links provided. Participants are asked to comply with our policies relating to academic honestly, intellectual property, and other principles of our institution. Please see Terms of Use for details.

A special thanks to the C. Charles Jackson Foundation for providing funding for this course.