Excerpt from course description

Business Ethics in Practice


In a global perspective, companies can no longer operate successfully without understanding the role of ethics in management and the importance of both personal and corporate integrity and accountability. Business executives must be able to identify ethical issues in advance, and to present morally and financially viable decisions. They also need to be familiar with the moral psychology of decision making: How can it be that ordinary, decent people in business get involved in corruption and other kinds of wrongdoing?

The overall goal of the course is to strengthen participants ability to understand, analyze and respond to a variety of ethical dilemmas in business

Course content

  • Ethical Navigation in Business¬† A presentation of tools and concepts to analyze ethical dilemmas in business.
  • Moral Psychology: The effects of personal and situational elements on practical decision making.
  • Corruption: A case based discussion of the ethical implications of fraud, corruption, and bribery in business.
  • Communication Climate: An analysis of how business managers and their organizations can encourage feedback and dialogue concerning ethical issues


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