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Business Ethics

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will be able to:
analyze their own morals and ethics
evaluate ethical aspects of business decisions

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

This course aims to give students the opportunity to analyze their own morals and ethics. Using both hypothetical and actual case studies, students evaluate the ethical aspects of business decisions for stakeholders. The consequences of each possible course of action as well as the external factors which influence decisions are analyzed.

recommended or required reading

Crane, A., & Matten , D.: Business Ethics. Oxford, 2010.
Mele, D.:. Ethics in action. Basingstoke, 2009.
Murphy, P. E.: Ethics in marketing. London 2012.
Sterba, J. P.: (2009). Ethics: the big questions. Chichester, 2009.
Trevino, L. K., & Nelson, K. A.: Managing business ethics. Hoboken, 2007.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Terence Foy, BA, MA

year of study

3rd year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable