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Corporate Responsibility

Module name (EN): Corporate Responsibility
Degree programme: Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BBWL-2020-680
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Business Ethics: Term paper with presentation
Environmental/Climate Change: Presentation and practical work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BBWL-430 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, semester 4, mandatory course
BBWL-430 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 4, mandatory course
BBWL-2020-680 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 4, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christian Conrad
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christian Conrad

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Learning outcomes:
Business Ethics
After successfully completing this module, students will:
1. be able to apply the theoretical background of business ethics to case studies.
2. be able to explain the importance of ethics for companies and the economy based on individual cases.
3. be able to identify and analyze ethical behavior in specific economic situations.
Environmental/Climate Change
After successfully completing this module students will:
1.        be able to categorize existing environmental problems, identify their causes, and master the principles, strategies, and tools for solving them.
2.        be able to classify significant problems in environmental/climate protection in their overall context and evaluate them critically.
3.        be able to independently analyze and elaborate on selected areas of environmental/climate protection.
4.        be able to identify and structure independent approaches to solving selected environmental and climate protection problems.

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Module content:
Business Ethics
1. Principles of business ethics
2. Approaches to ethical evaluation
        Classic ethics
        Modern business ethics
3. The human being in the economy
4. The market and morals
5. Ethics as a regulatory policy
6. Ethics tools in corporate governance
        a) Institutional ethics
        b) Organizational ethics
        c) Leadership ethics        
Environmental/Climate Change
1.        Introduction
Environmental problems and their causes
Principles of environmental economics
Principles, strategies and instruments of environmental policy
2.        Climate protection and energy policy
3.        Resource, product and waste policy
4.        Sustainability in the financial sector

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture and tutorial and/or group work (Business Ethics)
Lecture with slides and moderated group presentations (environmental/climate protection)

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Recommended or required reading:
Business Ethics
-Conrad, Christian A.: Wirtschaftsethik, Wiesbaden, latest edition.
-Conrad, Christian: Business Ethics, Springer International 2018.
-Dietzfelbinger, Daniel: Praxisleitfaden Unternehmensethik, Wiesbaden, latest edition.
-Göbel, Elisabeth: Unternehmensethik, Grundlagen und praktische Umsetzung, Stuttgart 2013.
-Noll, Bernd: Grundriss der Wirtschaftsethik, Stuttgart, latest edition.
Environmental/Climate Change
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit/BMU: Deutsches Ressourceneffizienzprogramm II - Programm zur nachhaltigen Nutzung und zum Schutz der natürlichen Ressourcen, Berlin, November 2016
Feess, Eberhard: Umweltökonomie und Umweltpolitik, München: Vahlen
Rahmstorf, Stefan/Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim: Der Klimawandel, München: C.H. Beck 2012
Rogall, Holger: Grundlagen einer nachhaltigen Wirtschaftslehre, Marburg: Metropolis
Sverdrup, Harald: On the integrated climate impact of resources and energy extraction and use in society, Berlin 2016

[updated 05.07.2021]
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