Business And Professional Ethics PHIL5025

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to connect central elements of business practice to their philosophical foundations. It will examine three interrelated philosophical topics - responsibility, trust and accountability, and advertising and the market - with a view to analysing their application in a business context

Timetable

6 meetings per semester, 2 hours per meeting

Requirements of Entry

2.1 undergraduate degree in any subject or a member of professions such as law, business or finance.

Assessment

Two hour examination.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course aims to:

1. connect practical problems - strategic, tactical, managerial and ethical - problems which business leaders, doctors, civil servants, lawyers and other professionals constantly wrestle with, to their philosophical foundations.

2. examine three interrelated philosophical topics - social and environmental responsibility, trust and accountability, and desire - with a view to analysing their application in a business and professional context.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate an understanding of key philosophical ideas in connection with three key themes of social and environmental responsibility, trust and accountability, and desire.

2. explore the application of these ideas in a business and professional context.

3. develop, explain, and justify principled answers to the questions raised for professional practice by philosophical analysis.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.