Credits: 6

Schedule: 25.02.2019 - 04.04.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Matti Häyry

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period IV (2018-2019), Otaniemi campus
Period IV (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Participants will learn to distinguish between business ethics, the business of ethics, and the ethics of business; to assume a critical attitude towards promises of moral improvement in businesses and economies; and to see business activities and economic decisions in their wider social and political contexts.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The topics covered during the course include the business, ethical, political, and critical approaches to corporate social responsibility; political and moral philosophy, justice, and business; neoliberalism, sustainable growth, environmental ethics, and the relationship between law and morality; corporate scandals and their impacts; and diversity and equality in business.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Active participation in sessions, group works, group work preparation, and group work reporting. Assessment: 0-5. 50% of the grade.
2. Two literature exams during the course (Introducing Capitalism and Introducing Political Philosophy). Assessment: 0-5. 25+25% of the grade.
3. Attendance in sessions. Participants are required to fully attend a minimum of 10/12 sessions. Assessment: Pass / Fail.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures and group work discussions 30 h
Group work preparation 60 h
Literature exams 6 h
Literature exam preparation 64 h
Total 160 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Readings, including the two books for the literature exams, are provided by the lecturers. A recommended background book is: Bowie, N. (2002) Blackwell Guide to Business Ethics. ISBN 0-631-22123-9

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

51E00200 Business Ethics Self-study

It is possible to include only one of these courses to the Master's degree.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=51E00100

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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Students must attend the first lecture to ensure their place in the course.
Enrolment max 30 students. Priority given to the students in Management and International Business-programme, Management-programme or in Creative Sustainability-programme. This is an Aalto course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Enrolment max 30 students. Priority given to the students in Management and International Business-programme, Management-programme or in Creative Sustainability-programme.

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