Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Business Administration
    Code 6620-0602
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2019

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule thursday 15:15 - 18:00, weekly, PER 21 C230
    Hours per week 3

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Description

    The first part of the course will address the key concepts related to ethics and CSR (business ethics, instrumental vs. authentic CSR, social business, stakeholder management, etc) as well as the context in which ethics and CSR-related issues are to be dealt within today’s business companies and nonprofit organisations (globalization, pluralization, individualization, specialization, and the changing business-society and business-NPO relations).

    In the second part, students will learn and apply the strategies and tools available at individual, organizational, and institutional level to face and solve at best ethics- and CSR-related issues. We will also look at how ethics and CSR impact, and are impacted by, the broader organisational strategy and culture – and so contribute to the overall strategic positioning of a for profit or not-for-profit organisation. Finally, we will address the various forms of business-NPO collaboration.

    In the third part, specific topics and case studies will be addressed either through the group presentations or, for topics not chosen by student groups, by the teacher: ethics and CSR in SMEs; CSR, marketing and consumption / lifestyle (alternative consumptions, local, green, fair trade…); the limits of business ethics and CSR; CSR and new technologies…

    Pedagogy: throughout the term, various interactive forms of teaching will be used to help students not only acquire knowledge but integrate and apply it in plenary discussions and case studies. A minimal amount of required reading will also be given to foster discussions. Finally, group projects will allow students to study in-depth a topic or case of their choice and discuss it with the rest of the class.

    An important place will be given to case studies and guest speakers presenting their way of managing and coping with such issues in practice.

    Training objectives

    Through the course, students will:

    1) gain a formal understanding of the reasons for, challenges related to, and opportunities provided by, ethics- and CSR-related issues in business and nonprofit organisations.

    2) understand the ongoing evolution of the context, challenges, and structure of the relations between business companies and civil society organisations and its implications for ethics in business and cooperations between business firms and NGO/NPO.

    3) be part of an interactive class dynamic in which they learn and apply personal and managerial tools to handle ethics- and CSR-related issues as part of strategic and operational management duty in business and nonprofit organisations.

    4) acquire in-depth knowledge of one self-chosen specific sub-topic or case study and present it to the class.

    Available seats 50
    Softskills
    Yes
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
    Auditor
    Yes
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Place
    21.02.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    28.02.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    07.03.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    14.03.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    21.03.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    28.03.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    04.04.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    11.04.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    18.04.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    02.05.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    09.05.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    16.05.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
    23.05.2019 15:15 - 18:00 PER 21 , Room C230
  • Assessments methods

    Travail et exposé - SP-2019, Session d'été 2019

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    In-depth group study of a business ethics issue with presentation in class.

    No re-take exam

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Accounting and Finance 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Accounting and Finance 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2007
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Branche secondaire Master: gestion d'entreprise
    Version: 2019/SA_v01
    Cours facultatifs à choisir: Cours master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales > Additional courses SES Master Level
    Es müssen zwei der folgenden aufgeführten Wahlmodule belegt werden > GMT: General Management

    Branche secondaire Master: gestion d'entreprise
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Cours facultatifs à choisir: Cours master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales > Additional courses SES Master Level
    Es müssen zwei der folgenden aufgeführten Wahlmodule belegt werden > GMT: General Management

    Branche secondaire Master: informatique de gestion
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Cours > Modules management > GMT: General Management

    Branche secondaire Master: informatique de gestion
    Version: 2019/SA-v01
    Cours > Modules management > GMT: General Management

    Business Communication - Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: SP 2017 ECO 2015
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication - 30 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Ethics and Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: SP 2017 ETHIQUE
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Information Systems 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01 SYS
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management - 30 ECTS > Cours > Modules management > GMT: General Management
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication - 30 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Information Systems 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: SP 2017 SYS
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication - 30 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management - 30 ECTS > Cours > Modules management > Strategic and General Management (STM)

    Business Communication - Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: SP 2017 MAN
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Management > Deux modules doivent être choisis et réussis parmi la liste suivante : > Strategic and General Management (STM)
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Management > 6 crédits ECTS peuvent être crédités pour des cours de Master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales qui ne font pas partie intégrante de l’un des modules à choix ci-dessus > Additional courses SES Master Level
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01 MAN
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Management > 6 crédits ECTS peuvent être crédités pour des cours de Master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales qui ne font pas partie intégrante de l’un des modules à choix ci-dessus > Additional courses SES Master Level
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Management > Deux modules doivent être choisis et réussis parmi la liste suivante : > GMT: General Management
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2019/SA_v01 MAN
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > Deux modules doivent être choisis et réussis parmi la liste suivante : > GMT: General Management
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 6 crédits ECTS peuvent être crédités pour des cours de Master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales qui ne font pas partie intégrante de l’un des modules à choix ci-dessus > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: Option Media Use and Effects
    Option Group > Media Use and Effects > Cours > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2007
    Courses - 54 ECTS > Cours a choix > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: Option Journalism and Organizational
    Option Group > B - Journalism and Organizational Communication > Cours > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: Option Media, Politics and the Economy
    Option Group > Media, Politics and the Economy > Cours > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015 : Option Économie du secteur public
    Option Group > Public Policy > Cours - 63 ECTS > Maximal 9 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Maximal 9 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Cours - 63 ECTS > Maximal 15 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01 Option Économie du secteur public
    Option Group > Public Policy > Courses - 63 ECTS > Maximal 15 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Ens. compl. en SES
    Version: ens_compl_ses
    MA course offering for Mobility Students

    Ethics+
    Version: v1
    Cours à choix > Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

    European Business 120 ECTS [MA_DD]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01 DD EU-BS
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > GMT: General Management
    Courses > Additional courses SES Master Level

    European Business 120 ECTS [MA_DD]
    Version: DD EU-BS
    Cours > Strategic and General Management (STM)
    Cours > Additional courses SES Master Level

    European Business 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min one extra module with 12 ECTS > One complete module taken from the following list > GMT: General Management
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    European Business 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2007
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional courses SES Master Level
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min (EUB) + one extra module with 12 ECTS > Strategic and General Management (STM)

    European Studies 30 [MA]
    Version: SA14_MA_PS_bil_v01
    Enjeux économiques, politiques et sociaux en Europe > Modul "Economie" (Option A)

    Information Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Cours > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > GMT: General Management

    Information Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015
    Cours > Modules management - max 15 ECTS > Strategic and General Management (STM)

    Information Management 90 ECTS [MA] - SA/2019
    Version: 2019/SA_V01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > GMT: General Management

    International and European Business 120 ECTS [MA_DD]
    Version: 2018/SA_v01
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > GMT: General Management
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    International and European Business 120 ECTS [MA_DD]
    Version: 2019/SA_v01
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional courses SES Master Level
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > GMT: General Management

    International and European Business 90 [MA]
    Version: 2019/SA_v01
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional courses SES Master Level
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > GMT: General Management

    International and European Business 90 [MA]
    Version: 2018/SA_V01
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > GMT: General Management
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2002
    Cours > Elective courses: max. 18 ECTS > Additional courses SES Master Level
    Cours > Modules > Strategic and General Management (STM)

    Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > 3 modules with min 12 ECTS each > GMT: General Management
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Cours facultatifs : max. 18 ECTS > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Management 90 ECTS [MA] - SA/2019
    Version: 2019/SA_V01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Modules - min 45 ECTS > GMT: General Management
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Option courses : max. 18 ECTS > Additional courses SES Master Level

    Sciences économiques et sociales
    Version: 2018/SP_v01 ses_BeNeFri
    Course > MA course offering for BeNeFri Students

    Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work 90 [MA]
    Version: SA17_MA_VP_de_v01
    Options > Social Policy and Social Work > Wahlpflichtmodule > Nonprofitorganisationen und Management