Ethical Responsibility in Business

The objective of this module is to attempt to develop moral sensibility and practical reasoning in the context of managerial everyday action in organisations. 

The module will be concerned with morality in action, as it happens, rather than a removed reflection on codes and principles of ethics.

The module will aim to show that ethics in action is diffused and difficult. Nevertheless, managers and employees have a responsibility to `work it out’ for themselves. It is this `how to work it out’ that the module will keep as its focus.

Managers and employees must eventually make a choice and not only do they have to justify this choice but also respect that others may have a different perspective. The module will use a number of case studies as a basis to develop this moral sensibility so that managers will be able to act in a morally appropriate manner as part of their ongoing organisational action.

Terms taught Lent
Credits 8 ECTS credits and 15 UK credits
Assessment 50% coursework and 50% exam