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335022c Business Ethics

Zuletzt geändert:25.09.2017 / von Carlsburg
Studiengänge: Wirtschaftsinformatik und digitale Medien (Bachelor, 7 Semester) , Prüfungsleistung im Modul Managementmethoden 2 in Semester 3
Häufigkeit: immer
Sprache: Englisch
Art: Virtual Classroom
Umfang: 2 SWS
ECTS-Punkte: 3
Workload: Workoad in the online course:
8 weeks with round about 11,1 hours per week = 90 hours

Total workload gesamt:
90 hours
Prüfungsform: siehe Modulprüfung des Moduls Managementmethoden 2 (LA)
Beschreibung: Business Ethics (course language: Englisch)
  1. Basics
    • Content. objectives and dimensions of the term "Business Ethics"
    • Theoretical framework (Etical theories, ethical decision making, management tools
  2. Stakeholder perspectives of Business Ethics
    • Employees
    • Customers
    • Stakeholder
    • Suppliers and competitors
    • Society
  3. Future perspectives and challenges of Business Ethics
English Title: Business Ethics
English Abstract: This course will introduce you to the theoretical approaches, dimensions and practical oriented techniques of Business Ethics. You will be engaged in discussions and exercises reflecting the theory and requiring the application of theory to practical problems. Ultimately, the course will position you to provide additional value to your individual management style and/or to your capability to realize a different, more sustainable management style.

In short words, the subject of Business Ethics addresses what can be considered morally right and wrong in the way businesses make decisions and conduct their activities. The course covers the foundations of business ethics and applying these theories, concepts and tools to each of the corporation's major stakeholders. It considers the implications of three major challenges facing the corporation: corporate citizenship, globalization and sustainability.

By the end of this course -assuming you have attended classes, completed the assessments and undertaken the recommended amount of independent study - you should be able to:
  • describe, explain and apply concepts relating to ethical reasoning and frameworks for ethical analysis in a business context;
  • discuss the extent and nature of ethical problems and concerns as they face business decision makers;
  • discuss issues pertinent to business from an ethical perspective;
  • understand the social and environmental demands that impinge on business decision makers;
  • undertake a thorough investigation of an area of ethical concern in the realm of business.

Since the course is a virtual classroom course there is no typical exam. All parts of the exam are done within the 8 weeks of the course. Mainly there are three different accademic assesments: Dicussion contributions within the forums of the course, a quiz-based recapitukalion test and a group-based case work paper.
  • Crane/A./Matten, D.: Business Ethics, 3. ed., Oxford 2002.
  • Online material (provided in the online course)

Weitere Literatur finden Sie in der HdM-Bibliothek.
Internet: A brief description of the course (didactic model, learning objectices, structure, online material, cases and so on) could be found at the HdM learning platform Moodle:
Link to the online course "Business Ethics" at Moodle

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