What is a Business Ethics Consultant?



Business Ethics Consultant Job Description

Business ethics consultants evaluate the ethical practices of individuals or organizations. Business ethics consultants may also help a company create a formal code of conduct for its employees.



Typical Job Duties

• Confer with ethics board or other governing bodies within the organization in order to gain an understanding or current company policies and procedures as they relate to ethics

• Develop plans for training employees in compliance with the law as well as their ethical obligations to the company, its clients and the public

• Help create or modify company code of conduct or code of ethics

• Protect organization from lawsuit by ensuring the company’s culture and conduct won’t lead to criminal or civil legislation

• Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the company’s policies and procedures

• May be involved in investigating why unethical conduct is present within the organization, such as employee stress levels, large workloads or improper training

• May conduct research related to ethics and prepare reports for publication based on those findings



Scholarships for Becoming a Business Ethics Consultant

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Business Ethics Consultant. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Philosophy Scholarships and Management Scholarships pages.


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Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Business Ethics Consultant. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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