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Business and economics ethics

academic year

Course teacher(s)

Marek HUDON (Coordinator) and Olivier Malay

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

1. Moral responsibility and ethical issues

2. Moral principles (Utilitarianism, rights, justice, ethics of care and virtues)

3. Environmental and inter-generational ethics

4. Alternative management

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

At the end of the course, students will be able to :

- Tackle some ethical dilemmas they might face in their professional life.

- Critically think about concrete cases.

- Understand different ethical frameworks that will help them to address these cases.

- Develop some reasoning on these ethical issues

Ethics is increasingly debated in the business and economic worlds. This course will address a few ethical issues related to daily management and economic systems

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures, exercises, videos, case studies

Contribution to the teaching profile

The course contributes to the development of the following skills :

  • Analyse change contexts from an integrative perspective, making sense of all available empirical data with an innovative and rigourous theoretical framework.

  • Recommend practical and creative managerial solutions to the most pressing organizational and societal problems.

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

Velasquez, M. (2012), Business Ethics. Concepts and Cases (8th edition), Pearson: New Jersey.

Other information




Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other


Paper and oral exam.

Mark calculation method (including weighting of intermediary marks)

Paper (25%)

Oral exam (75%)

Language(s) of evaluation

  • english