Business Ethics in Human Resource Management


Course Objective

Academic and Research Skills: Be able to explore academic debates in
Business Ethics applied to HRM.

Knowledge of Theory + Methods and Solving Complex Problems: Be able to
evaluate the applied methods in studies on normative ethical
questions in HRM, and able to do own research on such questions based on
interviews, content analysis and conceptual analysis.

Professional Social Skills: Be able to suggest action when moral
dilemmas occur in the context of HRM.

Horizon Beyond Professional Area: Be able to relate to stakeholder
interests beyond your interest as HRM specialist.

Self-Reflective Professional: Be able to self-reflect on ethical
dilemma’s related to HRM, that you have experienced during the master

Course Content

The course business ethics in HRM aims at writing a paper on the ethical
aspects of HRM. The lectures deal with the basic business ethical
theories and concepts , the seminars address different ethical issues
HRM managers may encounter and explores ways to act on them. After this
course students should be able to understand where these ethical issues
within HRM originate from, and how HRM managers can respond. It thus
prepares students for the ethical challenges that await them, and helps
with finding ways to act on them.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and seminars (WC's)

Entry Requirements

M.J. Sandel (2010), Justice: What is the right thing to do? New York:
We expect that you have read Sandel’s book. A course on (business)
ethics in your bachelor program may also do as required pre knowledge.


Required Reading: Articles
For more details, see Canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

HRM courses from period 1-3

General Information

Course Code E_BA_BEHRM
Credits 3 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. J.F.D.B. Wempe
Examiner prof. dr. J.F.D.B. Wempe
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
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