Professional Ethics

In this online course, we will examine specific areas of the CPA code of professional conduct (“code”) and use case studies to highlight key learning objectives. The learning objectives of this course include:
  • Understanding how we make decisions using tools such as the Heinz dilemma
  • Understanding ...

On demand, 2 hour(s)

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Course Description

In this online course, we will examine specific areas of the CPA code of professional conduct (“code”) and use case studies to highlight key learning objectives. The learning objectives of this course include:
  • Understanding how we make decisions using tools such as the Heinz dilemma
  • Understanding how our organizational culture affects our decision-making process
  • Applying a critical thinking methodology that will be applied to a relevant case study
The course will also explore current events relevant to the professional to understand how to apply lessons learned to deepen our ethical decision-making framework.


Course Walkthrough

  • Instructions to Complete this Course
  • Introduction: Part 1: The Heinz Dilemma
  • CM01: Heinz Dilemma
  • Introduction: Part 2: Definition of Ethics
  • CM02: Definition of ethics
  • Introduction: Part 3: Code of Conduct
  • CM03: Five Principles
  • Introduction: Part 4: Agenda
  • Module 1: Part 1: The firm, your team and You
  • CM04: Fyre Media
  • Module 1: Part 2: Designing an Ethical Organization
  • Resource: How to Design an Ethical Organization
  • Module 1: Part 3: The Trolley Problem
  • CM05: Trolley Problem
  • Resource: Trolley Problem - The Atlantic
  • Resource: The Trolley Problem - The Guardian
  • Module 1: Part 4: Designing an Ethical Team
  • Resource: What Google Learned - NY Times
  • Module 1: Part 5: Self Assessment
  • Module 2: Part 1: A critical thinking methodology
  • Module 2: Part 2: Six hats and case study
  • CM06: Case Study P&C
  • Module 2: Part 3: Case study discussion
  • Module 3: Technology and ethics
  • Course Evaluation
  • Certificate: Professional Ethics

About the Instructor(s)

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Garth Sheriff