Ethics in Business and Management

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB100A05
Vaknaam Ethics in Business and Management
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Ethics in Business and Management
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. identify morally relevant aspects of decisions
2. explain ways to resolve moral dilemmas
3. explain ways to manage ethics
4. explain and apply main theories, arguments, and concepts from business ethics
5. explain and apply main theories, arguments, and concepts from corporate social responsibility
6. explain and apply some theories and concepts from moral psychology
7. explain how to cope succesfully with moral dilemmas in business and management
8. distinguish moral issues concerning the sweatshops, corruption, and the theory of the firm
9. report orally and in written form on moral decision making in business and management
10. discuss and debate moral issues in business and management
Omschrijving Corruption, responsible sourcing, sweatshops, gender discrimination, cultural relativism - these are only a few of the numerous ethical challenges we face in business and management. But research in moral psychology shows that we often fail to see what is morally important about a situation. And if we do see it, we often do not know how to deal with it. And even if we know how to deal with it, we often do not act accordingly. This course takes a practical approach to business ethics. Its main objectives are to foster sensitivity to moral aspects of decision making in business and management; to teach analytic skills that help you take a position in moral debates and to give a reasonable justification for your position; and to develop ways to successfully cope with dilemmas and issues that arise. We examine the main theories in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and moral psychology, and we consider specific issues concerning ethics management. The course is set up in highly interactively ways, and we devote a large part of the time to a number of important cases from business ethics by means of collaborative assignments.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen, schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. C. Lisciandra
Docent(en) dr. C. Lisciandra ,dr. W. Westerman ,dr. R.O.S. Zaal
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Business Ethics: Managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization, 4th edition Crane, Andrew, and Dirk Matten 9780199697311 €  45,99
Entreevoorwaarden Students who have already taken the course Ethics in Business Management are not allowed to take the course Ethics and International Business.
Opmerkingen For more information contact the coordinator: c.lisciandra@rug.nl or the secretary: g.pol@rug.nl, +31(0)50 3633685
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  ( Technology Management/TM) 3 semester II a verplicht
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  ( Accountancy & Controlling/A&C) 3 semester II a verplicht
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  ( Business & Management/B&M) 3 semester II a verplicht
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 3 semester II a keuze
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc A&C voor HBO andere opleidingen) 1 semester II a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Strategic Innovation Management/SIM) 1 semester II a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Organizational & Management Control/O&MC) 1 semester II a verplicht