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Ethics: Management based on ethical values

Course code
GEN306, GEN417
Course type
BSc Course General Studies
Weekly Hours
FS 2019
Prof. P. Dr. Paul Rheinbay
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

The course will introduce students into different approaches of business ethics.Basic anthropological, philosophical and theological questions are discussed.Human values (human diginitiy, solidarity, subsidiarity, sustainability and justice) are worked out. Possibilities how these values could be taken into consideration in management decisions and what should be done in case of difficulties and limitations will be discussed. Based on stakeholder analysis ethical conflict cases and challenges are discussed and ethical principles are applied.

The case is to be submitted on15.03.17, max. 3 DIN A4 pages, max. 5400 characters including spaces

Date Time
Wednesday, 23.01.2019 11:30 - 15:15
Friday, 11.01.2019 11:30 - 15:15
Friday, 25.01.2019 11:30 - 15:15
Wednesday, 30.01.2019 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 19.02.2019 11:30 - 15:15
Wednesday, 20.02.2019 11:30 - 15:15
E. Göbel: Unternehmensethik. 3. überarb. Aufl. Konstanz / München 2013; P. Ulrich: Integrative Wirtschaftsethik, 4. Aufl., Bern u.a. 2008. Optional:C. Nietsch - Hach: Ethisches Verhalten in der modernen Wirtschaftswelt, Konstanz / München 2014, A. Suchank: Unternehmensethik, Tübigen 2015; A. Sen, Ökonomie für den Menschen, München 2002; K. Stosch (Hg.): Wirtschaftsethik - interreligiös, Paderborn 2014; J. Wallacher u.a. (Hg.): Ethik in Wirtschaft und Unternehmen in Zeiten der Krise, Stuttgart 2011;M: Aßländer: Handbuch Wirtschaftsethik, Stuttgart / Weimar 2011; W. Korff u.a. (Hg.): Handbuch der Wirtschaftsethik, Bd. 1-4, v.a. Bd. 3, Gütersloh 1999.
Exam 75 %, case study 25 %
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