Ethics and Management


BAI 3A Bachelor Affaires Internationales
Ethics and Management
Human resources
Contact hours
27 Hof which 9 is/are e-learning
Number of spots
Open to visitors

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will know, understand, and use management tools appropriately.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of management tools in their scope of action.
Students will know how to implement their knowledge within an organization.
LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will demonstrate awareness of ethical business practices, diversity and sustainable development.
Students will understand their business organization’s responsibility regarding diversity, sustainable development and ethics.
LEARNING GOAL 3 : Students will be able to adapt effectively in an international environment.
Students will understand the management issues of an international business organization
Students will communicate their ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, in French and in two additional languages.
Students will demonstrate their ability to learn and take action when working in intercultural teams.


This course is designed to provide students with a global view of Business Ethics and its importance for individuals and their organizations. For that purpose, theoretical and practical perspectives of ethics are studied and the various applications of ethics on decision-making are discussed.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- E-learning

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Projects
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) Identify ethical dilemmas and understand the differences between ethics and law.
  • - (level 3) Apply ethical guidelines to situations regarding corporate responsibility, corporate governance and corporate citizenship.
  • - (level 4) Point out challenges related to intercultural ethical decision making .
  • - (level 5) Categorize ethical behaviors within organizations.

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 2) discuss basic ethical issues related to the individual, social and organizational spheres.
  • - (level 3) justify ethical choices and positioning based on their own experience and the theoretical elements seen in class.
  • - (level 4) analyze ethical dilemmas at the individual, social and organizational levels.


° Fundamentals of Ethics: concepts, personal perspectives and behavioral ethics ° Corporate governance, corporate culture and ethical behavior ° The Stakeholder Theory: About individuals, power and interests ° Main theories guiding behavior ° International Business Ethics Policies and Trends

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basic notions of the concepts of ethics, morality, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance.

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

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Documents in all formats

- Newspaper articles
- Case studies/texts
- Worksheets

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework
- Assessments


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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

De George, R. T. (2010), Business Ethics, 7th ed., Pearson. Fisher, C. & A. Lovell (2009), Business ethics and values : Individual, corporate and international perspectives, New York: FT Prentice Hall.

Mitchell, J.R., Mitchell, R.K., Hunt, R.A. et al. (2022), Stakeholder Engagement, Knowledge Problems and Ethical Challenges. Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 175, p. 75–94. Ailon, G. (2015), From superstars to devils: The ethical discourse on managerial figures involved in a corporate scandal, Organization, vol. 22, n° 1, p. 78-99. Mitchell, Ronald K., et al. (1997), Toward a Theory of Stakeholder Identification and Salience: Defining the Principle of Who and What Really Counts, The Academy of Management Review, vol. 22, no. 4, 1997, p. 853–86.

EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : Anytime during the semester
Written (30 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 10 %
Details : Individual short assessment.
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO3.1
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : By the end of the semester (to be defined)
Written and oral (60 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 30 %
Details : Work in group to be presented both orally and in writing. Information about content, procedures and dates to be given in class. Any delay will result in penalty points.
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO2.1, LO3.1
Final evaluationExam week
Written (120 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
Details : Written exam about main subjects seen and discussed in class.
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO3.1, LO4.2
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