Winter School: Business Ethics

Target group

Students from all departments are invited to participate



  • Business and Ethics – an Introduction
  • Definitions, explanations and perspectives of Business Ethics
  • Ethics Theories and Business Ethics concepts
  • Context of Business Ethics in Western Societies
  • Ethical problem situations in business operations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Theory
  • Business Ethics and Globalization
  • Integration of Business Ethics in business operations
  • Corporate Governance, Codes of Ethics, and Whistleblowing



Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility have become increasingly important for managers in all industries and from all educational backgrounds. Nowadays, companies must take into account corporate reputation in all facets of its operations. Failure in ethical behaviour also impacts managers’ careers as misconduct is more likely than ever due to legal investigation. For these reasons, a comprehensive Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility education is mandatory for potential managers. The importance of ethics has shifted from an add-on subject to a core requirement of successful management candidates.

This course addresses the need for ethics education in business. It is based on a large number of real life cases that help students understand ethical dilemmas and familiarize them with systematic frameworks to resolve such issues. The course moves from more general theories to hands on tools in ethical decision making. It also takes into account globalization trends and their impact on Corporate Social Responsibility. Throughout the course students will learn by case studies how to incorporate ethics in management practices. In order to successfully complete this course, students are required to work on a case and to present results in class. This task will require considerable time for self-guided learning by students under close supervision by the course facilitator.


Short Facts
  • Dates: 03.02.2023, 05.30 – 08.45 pm (seminar)
    04.02.2023, 09.00 am – 04.45 pm (seminar)
    06. - 09.02.2023, 07.00 - 09.15 pm (MCI Webinar)
    11.02.2023, 09.00 am – 03.00 pm (seminar)
  • Format: Blended - Seminar & MCI Webinar, 30 TU, 3 ECTS
  • Costs: EUR 130,-
  • Lecturer: Liezl Groenewald
  • Group size: max. 32 participants
  • Methodology: Interactive lecture, individual consultation, group discussions and role-plays
  • Language: English
  • Badge: Responsible Management
  • Venue: Online Classroom + MCI I, Universitaetsstrasse 15

Registration for this career event starts on September 20, 2022!

Online Registration

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