Science for Future & Sustainability
level of course unit
2. Master study cycle
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students are able to:
• understand the connections between economy, society and politics against the background of individual and organi-zational 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 and integrate them into management considerations.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Course of the first academic year
• Ethics and morals in theory and practice
• Discussion of orthodox management approaches (among others: 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 edition)
• 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
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number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
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