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Science for Future & Sustainability (E)

level of course unit

1. Study cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• understand the connections between economy, society and politics against the background of individual and organizational responsibility.
• recognize and critically discuss ethical issues in practice.
• differentiate between different approaches to corporate governance.
• reflect the demands of various stakeholders against an ethical background.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Course for the first three semesters

course contents

• Ethics and morals in theory and practice
• Discussion of orthodox management approaches (including principal-agent theory, shareholder value approach) from an ethical perspective
• Soft- vs. hard-law and its influence on the sustainability of management decisions
• Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

recommended or required reading

• Crane, Andrew; Matten, Dirk: Business Ethics. Oxford University Press (latest edi-tion)
• Schlegelmilch, Bodo, Szőcs, Ilona (Eds.): Rethinking Business Responsibility in a Global Context. Springer (latest edition)
• 1-2 current articles from professional journals

assessment methods and criteria

term paper

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

4

eLearning quota in percent

100

course-hours-per-week (chw)

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

eLearning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

4

name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code

02.BV.KOM.4

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

none