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Business Ethics in a Globalized World, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Business administration - FÖA
SUBJECT AREA   Business – FE1
  COURSE CODE   723G43
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 the course, the student should be able to
-account for and discuss critically key ethical theories in a historical and global perspective
-account for and assess research on organizational and business ethics 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.
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.
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.
The course is examined through continuous individual and group assignments, and an individually written home exam. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times 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.

At least two years (120 ECTS credits) of undergraduate studies, of which a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in Business Administration (or equivalent). Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6: internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based
575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90+TWE-score 20), IELTS, academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent. Exemption from Swedish B.
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
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.
Business Ethics in a Globalized World
Business Ethics in a Globalized World
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IEI - Department of Management and Engineering
Registrar No: 2015-00115   Course Code: 723G43      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Business administration - FÖA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G2X   Basic level     FE1   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2015-03-13