BMGT43940 Business & Society

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module highlights the ethical undertones of business choices and encourages students to thoughtfully consider the relationships and obligations that exist between business professionals, enterprises, and society. The module relies on cases, scenarios, and experiential activities to engage students in recognizing the ethical aspects of business situations, diagnosing the ethical dilemmas and tensions embedded in these situations, and developing action plans that best fulfill ethical principles and business requirements. This course asks students to go beyond the role of a passive observer and evaluator of others’ choices, and instead to project themselves into the business situations under consideration in order to analyze the tensions of these situations and also propose solutions they are willing to implement and defend.

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Learning Outcomes:

1.Critical thinking about the responsibilities of business leaders and enterprises to broader society.

2.Alertness to the myriad ethical tensions inherent to management choices and sensitivity to the numerous organizational, cultural, and psychological processes that complicate idealism.

3.Demonstrated facility with prescriptive (i.e. what people ought to do) and descriptive (i.e. what people usually do) aspects of ethical decision making.

4.Sharpened ability to develop and implement action plans that integrate ethical, organizational, and business considerations while taking into account the affected stakeholders.

5.Reflection and communication of personal values and constraints to enactment.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Daily individual essay (max 600 words) discussing the case study(ies) that was(were) discussed in the team - detailled approach will be discussed with the student Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 1 Hour
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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