Facility & Real Estate Management PT

Business Ethics

level of course unit

Introduction, fundamentals

Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to: - question the political, social, and internal business practices in contract negotiations and profit generation in a critical and structured way. - evaluate ethical aspects of entrepreneurial decisions. - describe and question different international ethical approaches. - understand how people are judged in everyday life, how they can deal with emotions in working situations, how to motivate employees, consider important principles of group work and know how to achieve a good work-life balance.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

The objective of this course is to give students the opportunity to question moral standards. Students evaluate the ethical decision-making process of stakeholders by looking at hypothetical and real case studies. They analyze both consequences of all alternatives to act as well as external factors that have an influence on their decisions. When doing so, students discuss best-practice examples from different international approaches.

recommended or required reading

- Crane, A., Matten, D.: Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization, Oxford University Press, 3. Auflage, 2010 - Boylan, M.: Business Ethics, John Wiley & Sons, 2. Auflage, 2013

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


course-hours-per-week (chw)


name of lecturer(s)

Mirjam Franz, MSc

year of study

3. Year of studies

recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory subject

mode of delivery

20% web-based self-learning unit, 80% in class course (integrated lecture)

work placement(s)

Not applicable