Business Ethics

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM043A05
Vaknaam Business Ethics
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Business Ethics
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. identify morally relevant aspects of decisions, and identify one's responsibilities
2. analyze moral aspects of decisions
3. develop ways to resolve moral dilemmas
4. explain and apply main theories, arguments,and concepts from business ethics
5. explain and apply some theories and concepts from moral psychology
6. cope successfully with moral dilemmas in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and international business
7. distinguish moral issues concerning corporate social responsibility, customers, and environment
8. appraise moral role of the individual in an organization
9. report orally and in written form on moral decision making in business
10. discuss and debate moral issues in business.
Omschrijving Bonuses, board diversity, consumer rights, corporate social responsibility, suggestive or deceptive marketing techniques, bribes to get international contracts—ethics is everywhere in business. 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 don’t know how to deal with it. And even if we know how to deal with it, we often don’t act accordingly. For all sorts of reasons. This course takes a practical approach to business ethics. Its main objectives are to foster sensitivity to moral aspects of decisions; 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 moral dilemmas and issues. We examine the main normative theories in business ethics, moral psychology, corporate social responsibility, customer relations, and the environment; we consider specific moral issues in accounting, finance, international business management, and marketing; and we approach these theories, arguments, and concepts in highly interactively ways, devoting significant part of the time to a number of important and well known cases from business ethics by means of collaborative in-class assignments.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), take-home test
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. R.O.S. Zaal
Docent(en) J.A.M. de Grefte ,dr. R.O.S. Zaal
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Articles to be made available through Nestor Various
Ethics and Business: An Introduction, Cambridge U.P. Gibson, K. 9780521682459 ca. €  30,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Secretary: Grietje Pol, phone: +31 (0)50 363 3685, e-mail: g.pol@rug.nl, room: 5411.0836
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