Business Ethics in a Globalized World, 7.5 credits (723G54)

Företagsetik i en globaliserad värld, 7.5 hp

Main field of study

Business Administration

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Åsa-Karin Engstrand

Course coordinator

Åsa-Karin Engstrand

Director of studies or equivalent

Svjetlana Pantic Dragisic
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MIT Master Programme in IT and Management (Master) 3 (Autumn 2020) v202034-202038 English Linköping v
F7KSY Bachelor programme in Information Systems Analysis (Management and organisational development) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202034-202038 English Linköping v
F7YEF Business and Economics Programme - International - French (Business) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202034-202038 English Linköping v
F7YEK Business and Economics Programme (Business Administration) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202034-202038 English Linköping v
F7YES Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish (Business) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202034-202038 English Linköping v
F7YET Business and Economics Programme - International - German (Business) 5 (Autumn 2020) v202034-202038 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1N

Course offered for

  • Master Programme in IT and Management
  • Bachelor programme in Information Systems Analysis
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - French
  • Business and Economics Programme
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - German

Entry requirements

The general admission requirements as for the programme.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to develop the student’s understanding of ethical issues in organizations in a global perspective with a particular focus on both knowing ethics and being ethical.

After completion of the course, the student should be able to
-account for and discuss critically key ethical theories in a historical and global perspective
-problematize and assess organizations’ ethical tools
-problematize and assess organizations’ engagement with social responsibility
-problematize and assess the consequences of unethical organizational behavior on people, other organizations and society
-reflect upon the individual’s responsibility and possibility to act as an ethical organizational member

Course content

Ethical issues play an important role in various types of organizations in different parts of the world. This course problematizes and sheds light on ethical issues on different levels and in relation to different stakeholders. Key ethical theories and research are presented and discussed. Organizations’ work with ethical issues as well as the effect of their actions are scrutinized. The individual’s possibilities for acting ethically are analyzed. Different ethical issues and dilemmas are approached from a range of theoretical perspectives.

Teaching and working methods

The course will consist of lectures and seminars. Students will learn from individual work as well as team work. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course. Language of instruction: English.

Examination

The course is examined through continuous individual and group assignments, and an individually written exam. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Articles

The course literature consists of articles that can be accessed through the LiU library or on the learning platform Lisam. More information can be found in the course Study guide.

UPG2 Reflection Journal (individual) U, G 1 credits
UPG3 Seminars and Group Assignments D 2.5 credits
UPG1 Seminars and Group Assignments U, G 2.5 credits
UPG4 Reflection Journal (individual) U, G, VG 1 credits
UPG5 Reflection Journal (individual) U, G, VG 3 credits
GRP1 Seminars and Group Assignments U, G 1.5 credits
TEN1 Written Examination U, G, VG 3 credits

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