Ethics in Higher Education for Administrative Professionals

Ethics compass

Course Description

This module of the course programme will provide you with knowledge, competence and skills in human resources and data management, corporate social responsibility, intellectual and privacy protection, and a range of other well-defined, but complex and non-routine subject matters.



Course Code EC.EHE-ADM
Study Method Distance learning
Workload: 85-87 hours (8 online modules)

Key Learning Outcomes

  • You will learn to interpret and analyse situations, procedures and structures within higher education institutions in relation to ethical standards.
  • Throughout the course,  you will be guided to develop appropriate measures and tools to address deficiencies and malfunctions, especially pertaining to administrative roles and tasks. 
  • This module centre on the knowledge of ethical criteria for institutional management and organisation, competence in analysing management practices and skills relevant for employability in creating a professional learning portfolio around an ethics directorate.

This oriented to

Participants habitually working in the public and private higher education sector, as administrative professionals, for example, those working as registrars, academic managers, academic deans and other professionals in the higher education sector with primarily administrative tasks.

Access to Further Studies

Successful participants of this module are eligible for further studies in the online qualifications pathway leading, upon completion of all three online modules (respectively the complete blended learning suite, comprising also the Training of Trainers short course), to an Executive Certificate of Ethics in Higher Education, CSR and Sustainability for Professionals in  Higher Education.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

In order to obtain the qualification awarded at the end of the qualifications pathway, participants in this Executive Certificate module will have completed Modules EC.EHE-TOT (or compensated for it at the beginning of Module EC.EHE-TP) and EC.EHE-TP. They will also have to complete this module and the assignments required for assessment of the achieved learning outcomes, and pursue a formal application process of enrolment for the module Ethics in Higher Education, Special Mention CSR and Sustainability (see Access to Further Studies above).

Specific arrangements are made to allow participants to compensate for the Ethics in Higher Education – Training of Trainers module, should this be the case, during an orientation week prior to the beginning of the module.

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