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ELE 3710 Business and Professional Ethics RE-SIT EXAMINATION

ELE 3710 Business and Professional Ethics RE-SIT EXAMINATION

Course code: 
ELE 3710
Department: 
Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Haavard Koppang
Course name in Norwegian: 
Business and Professional Ethics RE-SIT EXAMINATION
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor - Electives
Semester: 
2023 Spring
Active status: 
Re-sit exam
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Resit exam semesters: 
2023 Spring
Resit exam info

A last re-sit examination will be offered in the spring of 2023.

Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Business and professional ethics as a course topic has two main functions. On the one hand, ethics is potentially helpful when it comes to analyzing, handling and preventing moral conflict cases in business contexts. On the other hand, business ethics invites a constructive and critical look at business professional roles, business practices, and other business school disciplines.

The course emphasizes work with cases and it reflects that the subject business and professional ethics should be a field of good listening, reflection, discussion and critical thinking. For a first impression, watch perhaps a popular presentation of what the field is about such as the one by St. Gallen University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0NkGtNU_9w or search on your own for online presentations of business ethics and/or of corporate responsibility

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After completing the course, students should:

  • Know the most important terminology, theories and authors' names within normative ethical theory and descriptive business
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of chosen approaches
Learning outcomes - Skills

After completing the course students should:

  • Be able to apply concepts and theories fruitfully and critically, to business ethical and professional ethical problems in the literature, as well as in real business and business school life
  • Be able to draft and organize work with real moral conflict situations in business contexts
  • Be able to identify ethical aspects in other business school subjects
  • Be able to ask critical questions about such theories and about business practices 
General Competence
  • Ethics means reflection about complexity, dilemmas, questions of right and wrong, in this case in business and professional contexts 
  • After completing the course, students should have acquired a reflected attitude when it comes to their own morality, i.e. have developed personal morality and a sense of social responsibility as a business school graduate 
  • Also, and not the least, students should have acquired an ability and a willingness to follow up words with deeds, never forgetting that business ethics is about the wise and responsible balancing of business and non-business considerations
Course content
  • Why moral conflict cases are ubiquitous
  • Cases sorted by fields, with debriefing and discussion: human resource management ethics, marketing and PR ethics, professional ethics, environmental ethics, cross-cultural business ethics
  • Business and professional ethics, additional topics and approaches
  • Business ethics and corporate responsibility, structured by different kinds of stakeholders
  • Business ethics as a research and a teaching discipline
  • Different approaches to moral philosophy.
  • Thinking beyond moral conflict cases: business ethics as professional ethics
Teaching and learning activities

The students are expected to document their learning process across various assignments and in a minimum diary. The work on the term paper begins typically two weeks after the start of the course, at the latest.

No specified computer-based tools are required, but the course exploits and refers to useful web-based resources.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

All critical information about course contents and course organisation are shared on the learning management system, accessed via @bi

Required prerequisite knowledge

No special prerequisites.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
ELE 37101
Grading scale:
Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
-
60No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual ( 1 - 3) Duration abouth 4 months
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation
Exam code:
ele 37101
Grading scale:
Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
-
20No20 Minute(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)Presentation using Zoom
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation and discussion
Exam code:
ele 37101
Grading scale:
Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
-
20No20 Minute(s)Individual Presentation and discussion using Zoom
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment: Duration abouth 4 months
Exam code: ELE 37101
Grading scale:Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Resit:-
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:20 Minute(s)
Comment:Presentation using Zoom
Exam code:ele 37101
Grading scale:Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Resit:-
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation and discussion
Weight:20
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:20 Minute(s)
Comment:Presentation and discussion using Zoom
Exam code:ele 37101
Grading scale:Point scale leading to ECTS letter grade
Resit:-
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
All exams must be passed to get a grade in this course.
Total weight: 
100
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
30 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
30 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
20 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
70 Hour(s)
Write term paper, individual and group work together
Submission(s)
20 Hour(s)
Assignments and indiv feedback
Group work / Assignments
30 Hour(s)
Other group work during and in addition to class , e.g. related to presentations
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.