Tiếng Việt


Learning goals

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Define business ethics.
  • Understand individual, corporate, governance, and global ethics.
  • Sensitized for ethical and moral behavior, rules, principles.
  • Sensitized for individual responsibility towards themselves and others.
  • Recognize, analyze, and decide ethical issues in business (also in life).
  • Develop critical learning skills (i.e., skills in presenting and evaluating ethical arguments).


Lecture Part:

  • Dutt, Amitava Krishna (2010): Economics and ethics: An introduction. Online-Ausg. - Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
  • Peter Ulrich (2010): Integrative Economic Ethics: Foundations of a Civilized Market Economy. Cambridge Univ. Press.
  • Andrew Crane/Dirk Matten (2010): Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization.
  • Fisher, Colin (2009): Business ethics and values: individual, corporate and international perspectives- 3. ed. - Harlow: Prentice Hall [u.a.], 2009.
  • Hoffman, W. Michael (2013): Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality. 

Seminar Part:

  • Ostrom, Elinor (2008): Governing the commons: The evolution of institutions for collective action; Cambridge Univ. Press
  • Layard, Richard (2005/2011): Happiness. Lessons from a new science; London, Penguin Books.
  • Frey, Bruno (2002): Happiness and economics: How the economy and institutions affect well-being, Princeton, NJ [u.a.] : Princeton Univ. Press.
  • Kahneman, Daniel (2011): Thinking, fast and slow; London, Allen Lane.
  • Peter (ed.). The Social Market Economy. Theory and Ethics of the Economic Order. Berlin: Springer, 255-274.
  • Sally, Razeen. 1996. Ordoliberalism and the Social Market: Classical Political Economy from Germany. New Political Economy, 1(2), 1-18.

Course contents

I.   Definition/Terms/Meaning
II.  Individual ethics
III. Corporate ethics
IV. Governance ethics
V.  Global ethics



Dr. Manuel Wörsdörfer and
Ms Tam T.T. Nguyen 

Type of Course:

The module consists of a lecture part and a seminar part.
Students should be able to present findings of their intensive literature research.

Certification of credits:

Written examination (90 Minutes) and seminar paper, incl. presentation