Bremen, Germany

Decision Making between Personal Integrity and Social Responsibility

when 3 September 2016 - 8 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 880

The overarching goal of this course is to prepare future managers for confronting the
difficult situations that arise when making decisions in the tension-filled area between
social, environmental (or ecological), and financial responsibility and sustainability. The
course examines how corporations respond to demands and expectations from
stakeholders such as governments, NGOs, investors, and consumers in regards to
corporate social, environmental, and ethical performance. The course studies the concepts
and practices through which ethical leadership can be formed and realized. It focuses on
the practical issues of managers in addressing ethical and moral problems in business. Also
the question will be addressed, what can be done as individuals to make companies and
organisations behave responsibly. Throughout the course ethical decision-making
frameworks and approaches at the personal and organizational levels will be explored.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Tim Goydke
Prof. Dr. Detlef Aufderheide

Target group

Young professionals with a first university degree
Master students

Course aim

Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to
- understand how business people make ethical decisions and handle ethical
- identify ethical problems in complex professional and business related situations,
- apply ethical concepts to particular business and professional situations,
- apply sustainability concepts and advance sustainability goals in a professional
- evaluate alternative, ethically relevant, choices and defend a plausible course of

Fee info

EUR 880: Early bird registration until May 31
EUR 980: Regular registration fee