602.430 (16S) Business Ethics

Sommersemester 2016

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13.06.2016 12:00 - 14:00 , S.0.05
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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Business Ethics
LV-Art
Vorlesung-Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
1.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
2.0
Anmeldungen
46
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
13.06.2016
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Lehrmethodik

COURSE EXPECTATIONS This is an applied, interactive course, involving a lot of in-class work. It will succeed only if you bring in your personal experiences and thoughts. That is why the quality of your classroom contributions will weigh heavily toward your final course grade. Equally important will be the quality of your work on short, individual assignments I will ask you to do in and out of the classroom. The third component will be a final take-home examination. This exam will be comprised of applied questions requiring that you integrate the material covered throughout the course, including: • Class discussions and ideas brought up by class members. (That is why it is so critical that you have good notes from our class discussions.) • Lectures • Handouts In light of the heavily interactive nature of the course, it is important that you (1) attend class regularly, (2) read the assigned material in advance, (3) participate actively in class discussions, and (4) take good class notes.

Inhalt/e

This course will concentrate on your ethical analysis skills within the context of business organizations. We will explore ethical behavior both at the individual and organizational levels. The ultimate purpose of this course is to improve your ability to analyze ethics in complex contemporary business organizations. Our approach to analyzing business ethics is not tool-driven and as such it stands against the general trend. It relies instead on the most valuable asset we all have: our capacity for critical thinking. It directs us toward (1) analyzing intuitively, thus, quickly; (2) discarding our rigidly fixed viewpoints; and (3) grasping the complexity of the business ethics by looking at it from multiple angles. COURSE OUTLINE The Concept: Individual Ethical Behavior o What you see depends on where you stand o Cross-cultural differences in interpreting what is ethical o What else affects ethical interpretations o So how situational are our interpretations of ethical behavior? The Context: Business Organizations o An overview of how organizations have evolved o The view from the middle - Organizational dependence - Organizational accountability o The view from the top - A systems perspective

Lehrziel

Analyzing the concept within context: (Ethical) Behavior in Organizations o Individual tendencies that get in the way of ethical behavior - Bias for Action - Pressure to simplify - Rigidity of mindsets o Organizational constraints that get in the way - How clear is the information? - How consensual are the goals? o As if ethical analysis was not complicated enough: everything else that gest in the way. - Role of statistics and probability - Errors to watch for o What does business ethics look like when Individual, organizational and statistical complications combine? Beyond individual behavior: When organizations engage in bad behavior o Corporate Social Performance o Fragmented Organizations o Absentee Stakeholders Closing out the Course: Conclusions and takeaways - Why willyou never see Business Ethics in the same light again?

Lehrmethodik

COURSE EXPECTATIONS This is an applied, interactive course, involving a lot of in-class work. It will succeed only if you bring in your personal experiences and thoughts. That is why the quality of your classroom contributions will weigh heavily toward your final course grade. Equally important will be the quality of your work on short, individual assignments I will ask you to do in and out of the classroom. The third component will be a final take-home examination. This exam will be comprised of applied questions requiring that you integrate the material covered throughout the course, including: • Class discussions and ideas brought up by class members. (That is why it is so critical that you have good notes from our class discussions.) • Lectures • Handouts In light of the heavily interactive nature of the course, it is important that you (1) attend class regularly, (2) read the assigned material in advance, (3) participate actively in class discussions, and (4) take good class notes.

Inhalt/e

This course will concentrate on your ethical analysis skills within the context of business organizations. We will explore ethical behavior both at the individual and organizational levels. The ultimate purpose of this course is to improve your ability to analyze ethics in complex contemporary business organizations. Our approach to analyzing business ethics is not tool-driven and as such it stands against the general trend. It relies instead on the most valuable asset we all have: our capacity for critical thinking. It directs us toward (1) analyzing intuitively, thus, quickly; (2) discarding our rigidly fixed viewpoints; and (3) grasping the complexity of the business ethics by looking at it from multiple angles. COURSE OUTLINE The Concept: Individual Ethical Behavior o What you see depends on where you stand o Cross-cultural differences in interpreting what is ethical o What else affects ethical interpretations o So how situational are our interpretations of ethical behavior? The Context: Business Organizations o An overview of how organizations have evolved o The view from the middle - Organizational dependence - Organizational accountability o The view from the top - A systems perspective

Lehrziel

Analyzing the concept within context: (Ethical) Behavior in Organizations o Individual tendencies that get in the way of ethical behavior - Bias for Action - Pressure to simplify - Rigidity of mindsets o Organizational constraints that get in the way - How clear is the information? - How consensual are the goals? o As if ethical analysis was not complicated enough: everything else that gest in the way. - Role of statistics and probability - Errors to watch for o What does business ethics look like when Individual, organizational and statistical complications combine? Beyond individual behavior: When organizations engage in bad behavior o Corporate Social Performance o Fragmented Organizations o Absentee Stakeholders Closing out the Course: Conclusions and takeaways - - Why willyou never see Business Ethics in the same light again?

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsinhalt/e

in-class work individual assignments take-home examinations

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

oral and written

Prüfungsinhalt/e

in-class work individual assignments take-home examinations

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

oral and written

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Angewandte Betriebswirtschaft (SKZ: 918, Version: 12W.4)
    • Fach: Kompetenzerweiterung (Pflichtfach)
      • Business Ethics ( 1.0h VC / 2.0 ECTS)
        • 602.430 Business Ethics (1.0h VC / 2.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Informationsmanagement (SKZ: 922, Version: 13W.2)
    • Fach: Kompetenzerweiterung (Wahlfach)
      • 6.2.1 Nach Wahl aus folgendem Katalog siehe Seite 13-14 im Curriculum ( 0.0h VO,VC,KS / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 602.430 Business Ethics (1.0h VC / 2.0 ECTS)

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 602.430 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VC Business Ethics (parallel) (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 602.430 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 602.430 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 602.430 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2017
  • 602.430 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 602.430 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 602.431 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 602.430 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VC Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2015
  • 602.421 VK Special Topics in Consumer Behavior: (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
  • 602.430 VK Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VK Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2014/15
  • 602.430 VK Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
  • 602.431 VK Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2014
  • 602.430 VK Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 602.430 VK Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2013
  • 602.430 VK Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2012/13
  • 602.430 VK Business Ethics (1.0h / 2.0ECTS)