Ethics and Management


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

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

Mettre en place un management responsable par des pratiques reflétant les valeurs d’éthique, de diversité et de développement durable

Analyze the challenges related to the values ​​of diversity, ethics and sustainable development
Apply the concept of corporate social responsibility
Integrating sustainable development goals into business deployment
Synthesize managerial practices reflecting the values ​​of ethics, diversity and sustainable development

Pratiquer un management à impact dans un environnement multiculturel et international, porté par un "European mindset"

Prioritize impact management taking into account the economic and social issues supported by a European mindset

Appliquer un management à impact grâce aux connaissances et aux outils de base dans les domaines du management

Acquire a scientific and interdisciplinary culture
Expose the managerial issues
Apply managerial concepts and practices


This course's main purpose is to provide students with a global view of Business Ethics and its importance for individuals and organizations. In our classes, students will discuss theoretical and practical perspectives of Ethics and its various applications to personal and professional decision-making.

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 basic concepts related to this field; understand the differences between ethics and law.
  • - (level 3) apply ethical guidelines to situations within organizations related to sensitive topics, i.e., dependent on context, as well as social and cultural norms and values.
  • - (level 4) point out and deal with challenges related to decision making when facing interactions between cultural perspectives and ethical.
  • - (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 ° Theories Guiding Behavior & Behavioral Ethics ° Culture & Ethics ° Corporate Culture and Ethical Behavior ° Theory & Practices of Codes of Conducts ° International Business Ethics Policies and Trends

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Basic notions of concepts related to Business Ethics, such as morality, values, principles, organization, behavior...

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

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

Velasquez, M. G. (2018), Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases, 8th ed., Pearson. 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.

Berisha, G., Oliveira, L., & Humolli, E. (2023). To behave or not to behave ethically: A question of style? Business and Society Review, vol. 128, n° 1, 23-50. 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.

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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 assessment (e.g., exercise, case study, etc...).
This evaluation is used to measure ILO3.1-BAI, ILO3.3-BAI
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : By the end of the semester (exact date to be defined).
Written and oral (60 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 25 %
Details : Work in group to be presented both orally and in writing. Information about content, procedures and dates to be given in class. An unjustified absence on the day of the oral presentation implies a 30% penalty on the grade of the absent student.
This evaluation is used to measure ILO2.1-BAI, ILO2.2-BAI, ILO3.1-BAI, ILO3.1-BAI, ILO3.2-BAI, ILO3.3-BAI, ILO4.1-BAI, ILO4.4-BAI
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 3Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : Information will be given in class.
Written (15 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 5 %
Details : Peer-assessment provided by students about their experience of work in group. Students who do not provide peer-assessment in due time will be graded "zero" for this activity.
This evaluation is used to measure ILO2.2-BAI
Final evaluationLast class
Written (120 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
Details : Written exam about main subjects seen and discussed in class.
This evaluation is used to measure ILO3.1-BAI, ILO3.3-BAI, ILO4.1-BAI, ILO4.2-BAI
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