Modules of the study course Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Management

Business Ethics

Business Ethics
International Course Business Ethics

Senior staff in management positions are required to have a high level of competence when dealing with the increasingly important subject of ethics (business ethics). Scientific preoccupation with socially responsible behaviour in business settings and ultimately in society as a whole is no longer just an academic issue of philosophical and theological provenance. Our notion of the profession of "manager" is associated to an increasing extent with expectations of honourable behaviour. This is supported by appropriate training and sensitisation to ethically critical situations and circumstances and therefore makes a positive contribution to the professional profile.


Basic terms and principles Morals and ethics

  • Regulations, norms, obligations
  • Values
  • Ethics and law
  • Interests and emotions

Key philosophical principles

  • Origins and formation of norms
  • Is and ought
  • Freedom
  • Moral judgements
  • Key positions
  • Virtue ethics
  • Deontological ethics
  • Utilitarian ethics
  • Discourse ethics
  • Ethics of responsibility
  • Ethics and economics
  • What is business ethics?

Ethics and economics

  • Cooperation and competition, exchange and market Justice Company ethics
  • Ethical aspects in the areas of activity of an enterprise and special issues:
  • Leadership
  • Corporate strategy
  • Finances
  • HR/organisation
  • Procurement
  • Production/logistics
  • Marketing/sales
  • Specific issues (e.g. insolvencies, insider trading, R&D, white-collar crime)
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship
  • "The honourable manager"

Keyfacts zum Modul "Business Ethics":

  • Präsenzstunden: 28 Unterrichtseinheiten (á 45 Minuten, inkl. Klausur)
  • ECTS: 5
  • Dauer: 1 Semester
  • Prüfungsleistungen: Klausur (á 4 UE)
  • Kosten: 280,00 €
  • Studienorte: Ob dieses Modul auch an Ihrem Studienstandort angeboten wird, erfahren Sie bei dem für Sie zuständigen FOM Hochschulzentrum.


  • Bei Beginn im Sommersemester: Vorlesungen von März bis August
  • Bei Beginn im Wintersemester: Vorlesungen von September bis Februar