BMGT20130 Managing Business Ethics

Academic Year 2023/2024

The purpose of this module is to help you to develop an awareness of the integration of business and ethical issues in organisations and your role in that process of interdependence of both constructs.

It explores the world of Ethics and Business within its philosophical foundations as a basis for understanding some of the key psychological dynamics of human behaviour influencing both our individual and collective decision making in terms of ethics in organisations.

Students will have opportunities to discuss ethical issues in case studies and various ethical dilemmas
which provide the context for a highly participative class dynamic.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The course aims to achieve the following:-

1.An appreciation of the role of ethics in business.

2.The development of the capacity for identifying ethical issues and their resolution in a business/ organisational context.

3.An understanding of a range of typical ethical dilemmas in business.

4.A grasp of various ethical approaches and theories leading to an increased confidence in using ethical concepts and terminology.

5. Clarity on your own Voice and Values in Ethics and Business.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and Action based learning.
Enquiry and problem based learning.
Reflective learning to help integrate the material.
Group work and follow through critical writing . 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
This module is not suitable for those students who have taken BMGT20100 Developing Future Leaders in semester 1.

Managing Business Ethics (BMGT30260)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Continuous Assessment: Varies Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Individual end of trimester exam. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students are given feedback orally in lectures when presenting or facilitating on a topic of the module.